McCullom Lake, McHenry County

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8/26/18 @ 9:59 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Went out for an hour or so this evening. The water clarity was about three-inch visibility. Very tough bite. Only fooled this 2.45-pounder.  

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7/10/18 @ 9:17 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE (9%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Couple hours on the lake this morning produced a common carp, channel catfish, white crappie, and two softshell turtles. As usual, corn and cut bait. I caught the small crappie (8”) on a small jig and Gulp! waxie while waiting for the bigger bites.  

McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
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7/8/18 @ 10:13 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE (26%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

Two late reports: Shore fishing with WT1 on 6 July resulted in one carp and five catfish, using corn and cut bait. Catfishing from a boat on 7 July resulted in five catfish; all on cut bait. No size to any of them, but we’re still hunting for the double-digit catfish and carp.   

McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
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7/3/18 @ 4:26 PM
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

Oh, I forgot to mention that WonderTucky1 caught the bass and biggest catfish . . . and a spiny softshell turtle.  

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7/3/18 @ 4:23 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

Got an early start this morning for some shore fishing with corn and cut bait. We caught five catfish (1 to 2 lbs), one bass, and a bunch of bluegill while waiting for the bigger bites. Might put in the boat later this week. Have a great Independence Day!  

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6/27/18 @ 10:34 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Thought it was gonna rain this evening, so we fished from shore again. We guessed incorrectly because it was calm and dry. Kinda slow, but it was a beautiful evening. Bluegill cut bait and corn produced; five catfish, a northern, and a bass. WonderTucky1 caught the two biggest (as usual); bass on cut bait was 3.3 lbs and the catfish caught on corn weighed in at 3.4 lbs.  

McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
McCullom Lake, McHenry County Photo
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6/26/18 @ 8:08 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waxing Gibbous
 Nice reports and fish guys! And yes I talked luv2fish into smoking carp! Highly not recommended! Lol! Pedro I’ve done the same on wonder lake, makes ya wonder!Ha! Tight lines!

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6/25/18 @ 12:12 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

MOON PHASE (94%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

The lake has gone mad! WonderTucky1 and I shore fished this morning, but called it quits after two significant, emotional events. We first caught a small bluegill (7”) to use as cut bait. We intended to use the cut bait and corn to catch carp and catfish. Then, the first event happened; WT1’s two poles went off at the same time (one cut bait and the other corn). He grabbed one pole (corn) and I grabbed the other (cut bait). His fight was going well, but mine flopped. I watched the northern boil and swim away as it bit me off. To our surprise, WT1 pulled in a northern . . . yes, a northern on CORN! It broke his line at the water’s edge, but that’s when WT1’s cat-like reflexes kicked in. WT1 pounced a couple of feet into the water and grabbed it. After photographing and releasing this 27.5" northern, the other event happened. My rod with the cut bait started screaming (the drag was not set very low, either). After a brutal fight, I pulled in a 4.5 lbs carp . . . yes, a carp on bluegill cut bait. Because of those two crazy events, we both said, “That’s it, we’re leaving.” So, we left and will most likely take the boat out this afternoon. 

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6/25/18 @ 12:07 PM
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
USER since 3/20/18

Luv2fsh, I hear you brother.  Eating carp is an acquired taste . . .

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6/25/18 @ 8:41 AM
luv2fsh
luv2fsh
USER since 1/3/02

When I first got a smoker, I went through a phase where I was smoking anything I caught. Got some ciscos from Lake Geneva, had whitefish from up north, and white suckers from the Nippersink. All were good. Then my roommate decided to try a chunk of carp. I reluctantly agreed. Fresh fish from early ice, tail cut, all veins removed. Ruined the whole batch of fish. I wasn't very happy with him at the time. Had to burn a couple of batches of charcoal on an empty smoker to get rid of the stink.

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