Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook

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5/28/18 @ 10:32 AM
FISHING REPORT
Idiotcadaver66
Idiotcadaver66
USER since 4/12/18

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Went out today from 6am -930am. Got 2 walleye 14 &19 in, and one bass 16 in. Walleyes on 1/16 oz jig with a leech. Bass on jig/twister. All released. Up on weed flats, close to deep water. Probably missed twice that many. Fun couple hours 

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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4/15/18 @ 8:29 AM
FISHING REPORT
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

MOON PHASE
New Moon

Thanks guys!!!  I've got some work to do on my kayak before I head back fishing in it, but I'll be sure to post a report if I go here from either shore or boat.

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4/14/18 @ 10:39 AM
swoophorse
swoophorse
USER since 7/6/05

Right you are Basspro. Whalon used to be a spectacular. When Will county changed it to catch and keep, the meat hunters turned out in force...pathetic! Whalon would've been a trophy fishery. 40 fish days were common now if you're lucky you score 3 to 5. 


As always stay safe and "Keep Your Lines Wet",

Swoophorse

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4/13/18 @ 7:15 PM
Idiotcadaver66
Idiotcadaver66
USER since 4/12/18

Definitely. 

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4/13/18 @ 5:41 PM
Trucker_Mike
Trucker_Mike
USER since 11/4/09

Is the boat ramp at this lake deep eough to launch a 16' fiberglass boat ?

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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4/13/18 @ 4:50 PM
Idiotcadaver66
Idiotcadaver66
USER since 4/12/18

I agree. When you run your locator over those 20-30 ft depths, theres so much cool looking structure.


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4/13/18 @ 12:03 PM
BassproMatuk
BassproMatuk
USER since 1/14/03

The map is very accurate but it does not represent how deep it really is in the south center part of the lake.   I used to frequent the lake often a few years ago when I had my boat and past over 88-90 feet myself.   The map does cut it off at 25' in that section, and doesn't detail the really deep hole, but the rest of the map is accurate...

Lake got really tough after a couple years and I haven't been back since but there are a lot of quality fish in there for sure...


BPM

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4/12/18 @ 8:39 PM
Idiotcadaver66
Idiotcadaver66
USER since 4/12/18

I was out there today after 5pm. wind really kicked up later in the day. One kayaker coming off the lake as I was launching. Water today was murky for sure. I started throwing a bone/hot orange crank up in the rocks in the SE corner and couldn't see any orange til it was almost completely back to the boat. Ive seen the lake much clearer than that  tho. And yes that depth report is correct. Ive marked 103 ft in that area. Water temp was 46 degrees . tryin for those walleyes. no luck.

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4/12/18 @ 11:17 AM
Mr.Bass1984
Mr.Bass1984
USER since 6/12/10

I just found out about this lake and have a few questions.  How is the water clarity?  I'm in a kayak with trolling motor and limited storage so I kind of want to know what lures/gear to bring.  Also, the map they have on the I Fish Illinois webpage shows it only getting to 25' deep, but someone on here posted about an 80' hole.  Is this map accurate or incomplete?  Any other things you think I should know before I head here?  Not a terribly long drive for me but I'd like to be prepared.

Edited on 4/12/18 11:19 AM
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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8/4/16 @ 4:15 PM
ZeroGravity
ZeroGravity
USER since 6/21/01

The other summer option is drifting live crawlers on overcast days along eastern side in 15-18 ft of water for walleyes. Forget it on sunny days as too much light penetration. Also - find weed edge near drop offs and dropshot or wacky rig weedless right along edge of weeds / dropoff. Hope this helps. 

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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