McHenry Dam, McHenry County

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4/3/17 @ 7:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
Sunshine 62
Sunshine 62
USER since 5/7/14

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

Hit the dam Sunday. High water, gates open, lots of current. Managed 1 walleye just short of legal. 3/8" black jig with a 3.8" Kalins grub. My buddy came up empty. Saw 1 other walleye caught, looked to be a slot fish possibly. Won't get back for 2 weeks. Hopefully some walleye will still be there.

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2/19/17 @ 9:44 PM
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hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE (41%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Went out today between 9am -1pm ... Alot  of people were on top of the dam , fished below the dam using minnows for at least 2 1/2 hrs and not a single bite! Switch to a jerkbait for  one more hour and nothing there either!! So I gave up and went to talk to some people fishing and everybody said nothing has been biting since early this morning and water was still too cold but a few people have caught some walleye but not much. Even the people in boats not catching anything either, give it a few more weeks and they will start moving in! Will try again maybe then. Good luck everyone Keep fishing!!

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2/19/17 @ 11:21 AM
IceMaster00
IceMaster00
USER since 2/26/16

Any fishing reports? Thanks

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2/14/17 @ 1:43 PM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

Things for the info Nature Boy ! 

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2/13/17 @ 8:40 AM
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NATUREBOY 33
NATUREBOY 33
USER since 3/23/09

MOON PHASE (92%)
Waning Gibbous

They r there now and it will only get better for the  neet few weeks. U just have to work for them. I know some guys that caught some yesterday including  4 keepers.  Fishing from a boat. 

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2/12/17 @ 3:40 PM
hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

Thinking about doing some walleye fishing at the dam, does anyone know about when they start running? Last year I went around the second weekend of April and nothing was happening at all. So I was wondering if anyone could give me any info on them!

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11/2/16 @ 10:14 PM
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hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out around 9 am Tuesday morning and stayed till 1 pm to try my luck on Channel Cats. Was fishing near the boat docks Northside of the Dam... was using my own carp bait and also catfish bait in a bait holder with corn on my side hook. Caught 3 Channel Cats all around 20 inches and weighting 5 lbs each! Great day  and weather for fishing!

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5/25/16 @ 6:19 AM
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BlackLund17
BlackLund17
USER since 6/6/13

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out for a quick test ride after making a repair to my Optimax (first one in 9 years...Thank you Mercury). Coil on #2 cylinder went bad, easy fix.

Figured as long as I was out there....

Headed up to the dam and threw a #5 Shad Rap into the tailwater off the old gates and WHAM!! 10 minutes later I had 31.5# of Flathead in the net! Not foul hooked either, he ate it!!

For perspective the Golden Rule in the pic is 22.5" L.

McHenry Dam, McHenry County Photo
McHenry Dam, McHenry County Photo
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4/16/16 @ 12:59 PM
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hbk
hbk
USER since 10/18/14

MOON PHASE (75%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went out this morning around 9 o'clock a.m. and was fishing for walleye from the top of the dam. Was using all types of lures including nightcrawlers and didn't even get a single bite! There was a couple other fishermen on top of the dam wall and wasn't catching anything either. I guess the fish isn't there yet.

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4/8/16 @ 7:05 AM
LZrascal
LZrascal
USER since 12/21/08
That must be from a boat as I tried from shore and got Butkus.

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