Braidwood Lake, Will County

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5/20/18 @ 7:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
Gillchaser 2017
Gillchaser 2017
USER since 6/8/17

MOON PHASE (34%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

The lake is very warm 84 on the north side 92 on the south. I went Saturday it was a nice day but slow fishing


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4/23/18 @ 11:26 AM
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Bill1027
Bill1027
USER since 2/23/17

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Tough day yesterday with that east wind.  Really roughed up the lake.  We were able to only get one on a white spinner bait.  Guys targeting catfish were doing well.  

Nice 2.5 lb female ready to spawn.  Bloody tail and a big 'ole belly.  

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4/14/18 @ 10:35 PM
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BOHAWG175
BOHAWG175
USER since 6/21/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

Hit the lake early on 4/12 and knew it was going to be a challenge with the wind from the start. Any bank where we could fish plastics, we won. Fish were tight to the shore and would hit on the fall or within a few bumps of the rod. Also got them on wind blown banks with spinners and chatter baits. Total of 6 keepers and if we were weighing a tournament we would of had a 12+ bag. Got a stern reminder of navigating the lake as I dinged my freshly tuned prop when we went from 12 fow to 2 Fow in nothing flat. Thank goodness it was at idle and minimal damage.  I think we would have each boated 5+ limits if we didn’t have to contend with the wind but it was so bad that in most places you couldn’t control the boat or feel your line. Spoke to a few other boats out and they were having a much tougher time. 

Edited on 4/14/18 10:37 PM
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4/9/18 @ 11:30 PM
Trucker_Mike
Trucker_Mike
USER since 11/4/09

Musky Jim check your PM

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4/9/18 @ 9:07 PM
Musky Jim1
Musky Jim1
USER since 4/3/18

Mike, I an always looking for a partner and would love to go to Braidwood. I have never fished there. I have a 14 ft. With 2 fish finders, 2 trolling motors and 25 hsp. I also fish Heidecki a lot....I am busy this week but perhaps next week. I am off on Tuesday and Sunday's

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4/9/18 @ 4:16 PM
Trucker_Mike
Trucker_Mike
USER since 11/4/09

I fish braidwood a lot always looking for someone to fish with. I have a boat. with a hummingbird helix 7 di if you know how to set it it will help us a lot lets go fishing

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4/7/18 @ 8:55 PM
Bill1027
Bill1027
USER since 2/23/17

Just learned there is a tournament there tomorrow. Was looking to shore fish. Anyone know if I will be able to shore fish with the tourney going on?

Edited on 4/7/18 9:06 PM
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3/20/18 @ 9:07 AM
COLDDRIVER
COLDDRIVER
USER since 12/19/05

Anybody have a boat and looking for a partner to fish the happy hookers bass tournment april8th?

140$per team, ill put in half, pay for gas, bring lunch and if we place  in $ you will be taken care of!! 



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3/19/18 @ 10:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
2014ranger+115
2014ranger+115
USER since 8/7/17

MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

I was out yesterday, Sunday, and got a late start.  Got there about 1:30 or so and everybody and their brother were there.  Lots of smaller cats from shore and some from boats.  A few guys caught bass from boats.  Some were out since 7am and got about 6 bass, mostly smaller ones.  I had been throwing spinner baits, both all white or all black and nothing.  I threw a floating jerkbait, nothing.  I threw a white beetle spin on my ultra lite, nothing.  I spoke with a gentleman who fishing by himself in his boat and he caught 6 in the cane.  As we were talking he landed another keeper on a dark color jig.  I changed to a black/blue skirted chatterbait with a dark plastic body pitching tight to the shore and a few casts later i got a 17 inch largemouth that was so pretty.  She wasn't huge but I enjoyed the tussle and I let her go back. I fished a while more and got off the water about 5pm.  The day was warm and going to cool down in a hurry, plus all the others had to get out of the park by 7 so I wanted to beat the rush.  It seems the bite is improving.  It probably wont be long before the water gets too warm, right?

Braidwood Lake, Will County Photo
Braidwood Lake, Will County Photo
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3/4/18 @ 10:37 AM
bassdrum
bassdrum
USER since 10/14/08

Thanks for the report. All I target is bass - hope more reports to follow,

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