Dawson Lake, McLean County

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4/22/16 @ 9:18 PM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
Dawson has warmed up to 68 degrees. I was over there looking for a leak in my small boat, and did some fishing while I was there. I did not get there until noon, and a storm forced me off the lake at 4pm. I did not have bait, so I did not catch any Walleye/Saugeye. I did try casting and trolling lures I have caught Walleye on in Dawson before. I caught two small Largemouth, and two 8 inch or better bluegill on crank baits. The warmer water temps should turn things on, especially after the warm up on Saturday and Sunday.

Good luck fishing!

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3/28/16 @ 5:43 PM
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goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08

MOON PHASE (77%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Out saturday 2- 13.5 AND A 14.5 INCH SAUGEYE JIGGING IN 12FT OF WATER . BACK OUT ON SUNDAY AM GOT 4 SAUGEYE JIG AND MINNOW ALL IN THE 13 INCH RANGE THEY WILL GROW UP . GOOD BITE HITTING JIG HARD . Cool

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3/13/16 @ 9:49 AM
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goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Out for a few hours sat 4/12/16 couple of taps on the jig and minnow no walleye or saugeye, . Water is a little stained, not muddy.

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2/19/16 @ 11:21 AM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
4 inches

AIR TEMP
0° - 5° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
Back to fish again in 2016. This report is for Feb 12 and 13. The ice was 3 or 4 inches then. By now, it would probably not be safe to be on. There was a lot of open water out in front of the swimming beach back then. Geese were apparently keeping it open. I fished for several hours on Friday, and three on Saturday. There was one other group fishing up toward the north end of the lake on Friday, and several groups on Saturday. I was fishing close to the boat launch. I was fishing in 8 to 10 foot of water with small ice spoons and wax worms. There is a 20 fish limit on the lake of which only 5 can be over 8 inches. I limited out Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning. I caught a couple both days that were 8 inches, and the rest that I kept averaged 7 1/2 inches. Those are nice bluegills for a public lake.I also caught two channel cats, and a huge golden roach. AGAIN It has been warm since then, and I am sure that the ice would NOT be safe now! Good fishing in 2016!

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2/26/15 @ 5:16 PM
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deerme1
deerme1
USER since 6/30/10

MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F
On the lake yesterday around 3PM. The ice was totally hard north of the ramp. I was fishing in 7 to 8 foot of water on the edge of a flat. Temps in the 40's with light and variable east winds. The gills started biting at 4PM, and bit well until 5PM, then it slowed down. I think they might have gone shallower late in the afternoon. I was using wax worms on ice spoons. Florescent Orange on one, and florescent Chartreuse on another. Color did not seem to be important. Caught around 40 gills. Kept 12 at 7 inches plus. No 8 inchers. Also Caught 8 Golden roaches around 6 to 7 inches in length. Glad to see them in the lake. Caught 3 catfish which I did not keep. one was around a half pound. Two were over a pound and a half. Also had a couple more that did not stay on the hook. It was a really nice day on the lake. Very warm.

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1/10/15 @ 5:39 PM
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goodstick
goodstick
USER since 4/4/08

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
11° - 15° F
8 keeper bluegills 1, 17 in channel catfish and one small crappie north end water clear today. Smile

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4/17/14 @ 5:09 PM
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DrowningWorms
DrowningWorms
USER since 8/15/12
Anybody been out here yet? Thinking about trying tomorrow (Friday) if someone has a water temp that would be great!

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2/20/14 @ 9:35 AM
wmitch66
wmitch66
USER since 2/15/14
Thanks for the information. I haven't made it out there yet and with the weather this week it won't be until next weekend after things freeze back up.

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2/16/14 @ 7:13 AM
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IlliniFisherman
IlliniFisherman
USER since 1/3/09
I've went out to Dawson last weekend and caught a few gills, crappies and cats. My best luck has generally been in the creek bed but submerged cover was also working well last week.

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2/15/14 @ 10:34 AM
wmitch66
wmitch66
USER since 2/15/14
Has anyone ice fished Dawson Lake lately? I have never fished it and was considering giving it a try this weekend. Any tips or advice would be really appreciated. Thanks.

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