Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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12/12/18 @ 11:01 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

MuskyRat: welcome back i got my map by googling "wonder lake subdivision map" not much of a map lol... 

sent u a pm.

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12/12/18 @ 8:25 AM
Musky Rat
Musky Rat
USER since 1/26/17

Moving back to the old hood.

I used to fish these waters every day when I was a kid. I've been gone for over 15 years and im purchasing a house off West Bay in a couple weeks. *Fingers crossed*. Looking forward to getting back out there. I've read through the comments and have managed to get myself pumped up for the ice season. Are there any relatively accurate bathymetry maps out there?

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12/10/18 @ 7:38 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Good enough, wish the lake had that kinda structure. Hoping by January weathers gonna stop this roller coaster pattern. Going Saturday for a few.. temps mid 30's dunno yet might lose the shoreline again.

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12/10/18 @ 4:13 PM
deepsprings
deepsprings
USER since 2/20/18

Still thinking of heading out with my luck you guys will have open waters then. This what I been nailing out by me. Not huge but good enough.

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12/10/18 @ 1:13 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Pantera you taking it easy! Lmfao whats the wife gonna do tie you up. What ice made this weekend might not be there. Mid 30's who knows gonna probably be up there... gonna need the use of your auger. Our new eskimo 4 times of usage this weekend the fukin choke lever snapped off plastic piece of sh-t. if not manual time and this old guy gonna have a grabber! 

Lemme know how the back is will be up there.

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12/10/18 @ 11:29 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waxing Crescent
Thanks crappie! I’m better today than yesterday. Just gonna try and take easy for a couple weeks. Will and Chad made it out Sunday. Said water was murky. Pretty slow but managed a few perch and a few gills. luv2fish got a decent bass. I’m gonna try and heal up and be out this weekend. Probably be out sooner! Lol. Glad you made it up and got on some fish! Happy belated birthday! Let me know if you make it back up this weekend. 

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12/10/18 @ 11:08 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Deepsprings: the shoreline Saturday am was about an 1-1/2 thick,  bay around 3 inches. Sunday am 16 degrees and the shoreline around 2 inches (no cracking) bay 3-3-1/2. 

How you doing out there?

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Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
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12/9/18 @ 9:40 PM
deepsprings
deepsprings
USER since 2/20/18

Crappie your bay still is 4' or you fishing a diffrent location? Just wondering.

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12/9/18 @ 7:04 PM
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crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

AIR TEMP
16° - 20° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Sunday am fished from 8-10:30, caught 10 fish tried same location, lack of time to move. Couple gills and the rest perch. Fished moved or were tight lipped. had to watch the line again for movement. Mostly all near the bottom. 4ft deep. All in all great weather with no wind :). that was the plus. Wish it coulda been like Saturday LOL but thats fishing.

Sorry to hear bout your back going out my friend. Get well good thing you didn't come out anyway today.. 10 fish in 2-1/2 hrs lol. Averaged close to 30 an hour Saturday.

tight lines, and stay topside.

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12/8/18 @ 5:12 PM
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crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
2 inches

AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Well here goes, found ice!!! Found 1 inch of ice shorelines, with LOTS of courage friend and i ventured out farther. 20-30ft from shore ice was 2-3 inches thick. Fished from 9am till 12.30, warm up break for an hour, fished again 1:30-3 pm. Total fish caught 84, 20+crappie. Bluegills,perch and a 5lb channel cat. Majority caught on waxworms the rest on gulp mayfly. Anywhere from 4ft to 1ft below the ice. Bites we're light ( dead sticking ) crappies picked up bait and swam, had to watch the lines. All in all fantastic first ice. ALL fish released. AGAIN I emphasize all crappies were small PLEASE release them if caught ice fishing. A good spawn going on for them....

ice will probrably turn to crap next week again, please be safe and tight lines!

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