Evergreen Lake, McLean County

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5/21/18 @ 12:30 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Yes The average size is down....numbers are o.k. when you find them...trouble this spring is finding them schooled in an area you can target them in....we are finding them suspended but the weather changes have them moving in and out of areas....hard to stay on them day in and day out....we find ourselves on the hunt longer until we can dial them in....

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5/18/18 @ 7:09 AM
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TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

They are treating me well so far this season.  :)

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5/17/18 @ 10:38 AM
danimal29
danimal29
USER since 9/10/09

How has the musky fishing been Thad? I have not fished evergreen in a long time.

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5/17/18 @ 7:44 AM
TH Muskie
TH Muskie
USER since 12/27/11

Jim,

I am hearing from a lot of crappie anglers out there that the average size on Evergreen is really off this year.  They are getting a few keepers, but having to wade through several small fish to get the larger.

Are you seeing the same thing sir?

Thank you for your time.

Thad Hinshaw   

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5/16/18 @ 10:28 PM
FISHING REPORT
Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
91° - 95° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

report is from 5-14...started at 0800...water was 60ºand climbed to 70º in the afternoon...was 93º air temp when we left....not much shallow...saw larger schools in the mid depths...hit some freshly fallen trees and did good...2 feet on the seechi disc...minnows out fished plastics almost 70 caught and few kept for dinner...

Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
Evergreen Lake, McLean County Photo
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5/16/18 @ 8:15 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Late report 5-5-18

started at 0845....saw 3 feet on the seechi disc....clearer shallow ...hit the shallows hard and had baits set between 24" and 36 "....caught 40-45 with 13 making the cut...winds out of the n-ne... 

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5/5/18 @ 11:25 PM
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Muskie5153
Muskie5153
USER since 4/8/18

MOON PHASE (72%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Saturday May 5, started fishing the banks around 10:30am with a couple dinky largemouth to show for and then saw some schooling shad get busted up by some white bass so we threw jerkbaits and cranks out into the shad and man did they hammer it. Caught 50+ whitebass in the matter of 2.5 hours. 

Great day to be out on evergreen, right lines y’all. 

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5/1/18 @ 6:42 PM
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apb97
apb97
USER since 9/9/17

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Tues May 1. Sunny 81 and very windy, 20mph, water temp was 53.7F, tough to control the boat on windy side.Spent about 6 hrs on the water. One shorty trolling shadraps on the flats. Bite was slow on crappies, caught a few scattered on logs and around brush on tube jigs

Edited on 5/1/18 6:43 PM
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5/1/18 @ 6:11 PM
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Jim Kopjo
Crappie Professor
USER since 5/22/15

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

Late report....from Friday 4-27th...launched near deer Island....teams were out from the locale high schools for a tourney...didn't see any fish caught...but it's a big lake and has plenty of out of the way places to get into....we checked several areas and marked several schools of crappie..but they were as lethargic as the bass.... our best fishing was against a wind blown shoreline casting baits from Wackem&Stackem custom baits....they have a micro bait called" Suicide Minnow "that really trips the trigger on crappie...give these guy's a try....lasted longer than most plastic's I've used....crappie on Evergreen seem to likem'

Edited on 5/1/18 6:20 PM
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4/11/18 @ 2:05 PM
Muskie5153
Muskie5153
USER since 4/8/18

Musky Jim1 Thank you! Much appreciated

Edited on 4/11/18 2:05 PM
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