Last weekend was up at our cottage,(west end) temp of water was a god awful 34 degrees?? Sunday morning bays had developed a skim layer of ice AGAIN The weather this year has been so inconsistent, the worse winter for ice fishing i have seen in years. Hoping the spring is better need warm water! Oh by the way ONLY caught 2 perch and a catfish last weekend
Wonder Lake, McHenry County
Sunday at 2pm at Horizontals we will be doing raffles.The ice portion of the derby was cancelled but we r doing raffles come out and have some fun relax.Horizontals located center of town on East side of the lake just up from center beach hopefully see u there.
MOON PHASE (32%)
Ok. Fished this afternoon, after work. Fish are staging! Slammed multiple species at bends and slow spots in current! Manages 15 - 20 Gills and 6 perch. 1 15 In. Small mouth and missed a bunch before the lil guy got restless! I tried the couch and couldn't get any! Get pics tomorrow!
MOON PHASE (41%)
Fished all weekend. Targeted perch and gills. Searched deep and shallow. Rock,sand and mud. Finally found fish today. Used orange ice jigs. Water with current was the key. 3ft. Nothing huge, just nice medium sized fish. 6/7 in perch and 7- 8 in gills. Wow what a nice weekend! And the sunburn hurts! Lol. Enough fish for a good Sunday dinner! Tight lines!
The wonder lake Sportsman Club will be hosting on February 26 the raffles portion of the derby at 2pm at horizontal in center of town by lake.ice fishing has been cancelled due to lack of ice come on out enjoy the day with us and win some prizes.
The center of lake is opening up from west bay to marina to white oaks bay all the way to east side of lake there is alot of open water in this area all the creek openings r opening up and channels leading into lake r very dangerous
MOON PHASE (98%)
16° - 20° F
Fished Look Out Point 10 til 3. Lots of little perch and a few gills mixed in. Caught 3 sea donkeys and a 12" sucker. Had one other carp break me off. Making ice all day.....you'll probably only have the next 2 days to fish here. This warm up will kill the ice.
MOON PHASE (94%)
been a stellar season so far. so decided to hit the lake that go tme hooked years ago. for the 2nd time this season. i ended up realizing why i bought a gas auger. drilled 20 or 30 maybe 40 holes. fishing the north east sideid say 4 what most would keep gills 3 8' perch and enough dinks to feed a small village??? perch where ripping my jigs up lures and jr jig tails. left at dark not really sure what to do to weed out the small fish just hope 3 years from now it picks up. headed to RED lake MN next week so no reason to get upset.
Due to the weather and unstable ice conditions we r postponing the ice fishing derby until feb 26th the shorelines r unstable and center of lake, west bay,whiteoaks bay extending all the way across to east side we have open water and skim ice please be careful