Griswold Lake, McHenry County

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1/17/16 @ 7:59 AM
FISHING REPORT
Gillanator
Gillanator
USER since 1/25/15

MOON PHASE (59%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
5 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
Be Careful getting on by Sentimental Journey. ice that side varies. Center and out to river 6 to 7 inches. Crappie on the 1/15. Gills on 1/16 but dog slow. Couple locals on lake but did not check.

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1/14/16 @ 11:52 AM
jigmaster420
jigmaster420
USER since 1/14/16
Yes this is a public lake but it has only private access. If you are cutting through someones property sure they will call the cops on you.

You can always park at Mackeys hideout bar on the east side of the lake and pay em a few bucks. Problem solved access for everyone.

BTW sentimental journey is closed.

Haven't been out to drill holes yet but some nutjob was out there on his snowmobile yesterday and basically stopped on the lake so we should have 4-6 easy.

I will be out there this weekend. As far as the residents are concerned we dont care the more the merrier if you respect peoples property is all.

Good luck this year gentlemen. Hope to see a few of you out there.

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6/4/14 @ 8:50 AM
jagerdog
jagerdog
USER since 1/3/10
Bigfishbud, I don't know where you get your info from but the lake is not private. I have been checked many times by the dnr while ice fishing with no problems. My guess is the people escorted off accessed thru private property without permission or other violations.

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6/3/14 @ 6:50 AM
bigfishbud
bigfishbud
USER since 1/29/13
This is a private, state protected lake. Saw a few non-residents being escorted off the lake.

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12/29/13 @ 3:24 PM
dbryar24
dbryar24
USER since 2/2/13
How is the tip up action on this lake? I caught a couple of pan fish of adequate size and saw a few bass on the camera. Seems like a pretty clean lake. Anything besides bass in this lake for tip ups?

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12/28/13 @ 3:57 PM
FISHING REPORT
SS54
SS54
USER since 12/8/10

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Went out from 9:30 till 1:00 Tons of small gills Two nice Crappie and a perch. All on wax worms and small jigs, any color. Most action on west side and around weeds.Depth 6 to 10 feet.

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12/27/13 @ 2:00 PM
FISHING REPORT
SS54
SS54
USER since 12/8/10

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
7 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Wen out from 10: to 2 on west side of lake. Hole hopped but managed to catch enough keeper gills and one Crappie for a meal. Fish are hanging near weed lines in 5 to 8 ft. and waxies are the trick. Color did not matter

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12/26/13 @ 12:08 PM
jagerdog
jagerdog
USER since 1/3/10
You can park at sentimental journey's located off of rt.176 to fish the channels or at Mackey's on river rd. To fish the main lake. Both places charge a $5 fee and it is a long walk to the main lake from mackey's

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12/26/13 @ 10:53 AM
dbryar24
dbryar24
USER since 2/2/13
Is there public parking available for this lake? I was curious on the parking situation for this lake as I was thinking about fishing either on the channels or main lake. Thanks guys and happy holidays!

Edited on 12/26/13 10:53 AM
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12/19/13 @ 2:00 PM
FISHING REPORT
SS54
SS54
USER since 12/8/10

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
fished from 9 to 1 pm moved arround a lot finally found some fish in 8 feet of water on weed beds. Caught 12 good size gills on waxies

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