Wonder Lake, McHenry County

Loading ...

Displaying 1 to 10 of 1,225 Posts
TODAY @ 5:47 PM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Lol caught a LOT of crappie under that light! Broke up ice there by wading in and throwing the  ice onto shore 4 feet deep!! Drinking makes u smart! We killed em that night! Thise were the days. Lemme know how u do but b careful. I left ice around 3 too iffy.. we gotta get out maybe after new years? Gonna b deeper than i think? I will pm u my phone number gimme a bzz sometime, When ur going out. And yes by the way it has recently been a party bay. Too many nuckleheads out their today.

Post Your Comment
TODAY @ 5:24 PM
FISHING REPORT
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent
Thanks crappie. Kinda of you. You and your family also. Didn’t realize that was your cabin I remember when you had the light on the tree and fed the fish. That spot seems to produce years later. Did good there last few years,later in the year. Yeah didn’t make it out tonight. I actually call that party bay now days. White oaks is what I consider the bays by fireball island. You actually fished by my friends earlier in the day, per the pics you posted. There is a spring just south of your house that probably opened up. They had a really ruff time too. Me I’m headed north in the morning just a 50 ft out. After that I throw in the towel also. If I’m on them early I’ll post and maybe we can give it a last harahaa.

Post Your Comment
TODAY @ 4:13 PM
FISHING REPORT
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
3 inches

Guess your right tried everything.. finally ended up with 8 lol biggest was a pumpkinseed went around 7 inches really beautiful coloring. Good luck to you the coming week and may you and family have a great christmas. P.S. ice really getting bad... channel is gone or going.. really fast... tried in front.. deeper... 5ft is where i caught my measly amount. BE CAREFUL wouldnt chance going far. Stood in an inch of water.  Tight lines to you and Pinboy.

Edited on 12/16/17 4:14 PM
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Post Your Comment
TODAY @ 12:44 PM
FISHING REPORT
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waning Crescent
Crappie no your fishing first ice right now. Just this front has them all messed up. The usual up and down affect. Some of my best fishing days were in the worst weather. Usually only in March can I get fish on blue bird sky’s with Arizona sun. Which sucks! Lol! Although it is nice to be out when it’s like that even just to get away from every day huddle and bustle. They will shift to twi-light like deer do before gun season! Night being better than days. Also deeper next to structure which is hard to get too right now. I’m gonna go against my better judgement and head out after work for an hr or so . See if I can’t grab a few more before the ice is gone again. Calling for 4 in of snow Thursday and that will finish her off for awhile! I’ll post something if I can get out. Yesterday me and the dog had deer steaks and panfish lunch and it was amazing. So wouldn’t mind another one of them. Then it’s up north next weekend to get back on some good ice. Tight lines, stay safe! Oh yeah the three best seasoning for fish as of recently for me. Give em a try!

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Post Your Comment
TODAY @ 10:27 AM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Pantera tried today 730-1130 nada 1 gill saw a couple caught bluegill and crappie. Ice was 3 inchs and losing thickness as the day goes on... the bite was LIGHT marked em could not get em to bite, chumming changed colors nothing.  Your spring bobber barely moved on the descent only! No pics of fish, but was still a good day to get out, lawn chairs and close to 40 degrees! I guess I missed first ice??

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Post Your Comment
12/15/17 @ 11:42 AM
FISHING REPORT
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

ICE DEPTH
2 inches
Well gave it hell for two hrs this morning! Tried a few different spots in hopes of finding the jumbo perch that we have out there now. Pretty sure I found em but it was lock jaw Day apparently! Lol The vex had them marked tight to the bottom. Caught a few small gills and a decent crappie. All still swimming. Hermies for those of you who know him was out when I got there. He was moving around too so figured the same results. Best spot seemed to be the same as yesterday. Should of went with the old “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” lol! Sometimes less is more! But you never know! A old wise man once told me “80 percent of the fish in 20 percent of the water” this holds true too this day but sometimes I still like to pretend I young and drill a bunch of holes in the ice! If your going out this weekend bring your picks, a spud bar, and rope. Stay away from dark spots and snow drifts. Ice went anywhere from two to 5 in. Still open holes a lot froze over last night so just use your best judgment and play it safe! As always top side is the best side. Tight lines

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Post Your Comment
12/15/17 @ 12:02 AM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08
Lol. Trust me pinboy I don’t miss a Day without looking at the Lake Geneva thread. Looks like walleyes for tomorrow was a success out there. Damn shame the guy couldn’t keep it going. Good old Trossen is tearing it up like always. Looks like you guys have been having some fun also! Yeah I can’t wait to ice fish up there this year! If it happens, you know how that goes. Crappie and yeah I’ll try and make it out and say hello Sunday morning. Damn work has me on nights so it will be 10pm Friday night to 5 sat night double shift so gonna be wiped out but non the less if it’s still safe I’ll be there. 

Edited on 12/15/17 12:38 AM
Post Your Comment
12/14/17 @ 10:02 PM
FISHING REPORT
pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

You guys are jumping the gun on this ice fishing thing... still plenty of time in the boat yet...

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Post Your Comment
12/14/17 @ 9:13 PM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Pantera i know you put in a a lot of time been reading your reports years back.. recently linked up to lake link.. good for info. Unfortunately we have to leave Sunday around 11.. will be on ice around 7am  hangover and all!  till we cleanup.   sorry u work would like to have u show me some tips! U got kids into fishing? Maybe sunday am? 

Edited on 12/14/17 9:25 PM
Post Your Comment
12/14/17 @ 8:01 PM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08
Thanks crappie. Yeah I’ve done good the couple years on crappie. Try and release a good number of them . Had three last year that hit the 16in. Mark gonna put them on the wall. Yeah I have caught quite a few walleye on wonder lake . Usually on the north end. Two years ago I released a 26”. Anyway I concentrated in 4-5 ft. I used orange jig with the two gold spinners. Unfortunately I work sat. Probably be out Sunday if the ice holds up to these warm temps coming. It’s gonna be questionable Sunday. Any way keep in touch and will meet up sometime this winter I’m sure. I put in a lot of time out there. Good luck and get some pics.

Post Your Comment
Displaying 1 to 10 of 1,225 Posts