Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook

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8/4/16 @ 5:15 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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8/4/16 @ 5:02 PM
ZeroGravity
ZeroGravity
USER since 6/21/01

Mannoverboard - this is a very tough lake to fish in the summer. There are schools of shad that grow bigger and denser and summer progresses. Bass have so much real baitfish to eat its hard to get them to bite artificials. Best to fish early spring or late fall . If you have to fish summer - use white/shad cranks and troll. Also if you get lucky and the bass herd a school of shad to surface they will destroy a crank pitched through the commotion.

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7/26/16 @ 8:27 AM
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Mannoverboard
Mannoverboard
USER since 7/26/16

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F

I have fished Whalon Lake about 8 times this year with little luck (but, I'm not the best angler, either!).

Went last night 07/25/2016 for an evening paddle and a little fishing. Near the south side of the lake, there is a huge hole about 80 feet deep. Naturally, there are huge drop offs. I was fishing in about 10 feet of water on the south end of the hole, closer to the shore. After just a few minutes, a 3-pound largemouth hammered my brand new Wally Diver that I just bought (baby bass color).

It was the first notable catch since I started kayak fishing this year. It was such a rush to get a fish that size while sitting in a kayak!

It looks like this lake hasn't had a report in over a year, so hopefully others join in. It's a nearby lake for me so I go there often - I certainly hope to have other reports soon!

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6/3/15 @ 4:02 PM
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Bob Daun
Bob Daun
USER since 6/3/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Got these 3 nice walleye on Thursday May 21 2015 wind drifting a crawler across the island flats. Actually got 4 but one got loose.....Got another on Monday June 1 same tactic. Also picked up a few good size bass in the same place....Lot of fun and a few tasty meals..

Edited on 6/3/15 4:05 PM
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9/9/14 @ 4:16 PM
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BASS_ROOKIE42
BASS_ROOKIE42
USER since 9/7/14

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
Shore fishing. The bite is getting better and the bass is moving towards shallows... so shore fishing is starting to pick up. Few LMs 1.5 - 3 lbser on plastics and jigs all nice and fat. Crappies were hitting on minnows(some guy on the boat was having fun the other day) SM pretty rare sight (caught only 1 - good size - when the waters were high)

tight lines everyone

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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9/7/14 @ 8:23 PM
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BASS_ROOKIE42
BASS_ROOKIE42
USER since 9/7/14

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F
These were caught couple days after the torrential downpour around August 25th. The water was high. Both on jig.

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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7/5/14 @ 7:09 PM
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da Hawkz
da Hawkz
USER since 4/29/14

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
Bunch of Blugill from shore and to my suprise a dink Striper on a crawler.... saw alot of Bass lurking and cple nice ones caught from boats nearby.....

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7/6/13 @ 12:22 PM
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bassmaster82
bassmaster82
USER since 11/20/11

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
The Bass here seem to be okay this season...Although catching them this summer has been better than last year, they're a tad thin (their heads didn't seem proportional to the rest of the body). However, that still hasn't stopped me from going out! Caught this little guy on a light green beetle spin on 10lb test. Surprisingly he gave a really good fight and went deep for the weed beds; he was a smart one. 3 other bass were caught on my hour long trip that day. Unfortunately some large fish were dead (carp, bass, big gills) on the shore...Sad site. Once the pressure was a tad below normal around 30 or falling, the fish were striking on every cast. The North West/Western end of the lake is a good hot spot for bass. The boat launch always has lots of good size gills, rock bass, and some other hybrids. Hoping to get out there soon again and keep y'all posted! Tight lines

Edited on 7/6/13 12:23 PM
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7/6/12 @ 7:25 PM
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BassproMatuk
BassproMatuk
USER since 1/14/03

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
Above 95° F

WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
Called Mike (Catchafew) last night and asked him if he wanted to meet up at Whalon for the morning... We had a limited window to fish today between 6-11 with the heat and Whalon didn't disappoint... We got into some better fish today with some 2-2.5 pounders and Mike got one right around 3... I hit one on a Pop-R early, then got into some on Texas rigged and wacky rigged senkos... After a couple hours, Mike found a drop shot bite in about 20 feet of water off a weed edge and got a couple real quality fish... We ended up with 8 for the day... Worked hard for every one of them...

BPM

Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook Photo
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6/19/12 @ 9:17 AM
Rokmel
Rokmel
USER since 3/20/06
18 ft max...this is just minutes from where I work (Branmors) I think I might bring out my 175vs Ranger. It has a new 80# Minn Kota Maxxum on it.

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