Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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5/25/17 @ 6:29 PM
oranjedee
oranjedee
USER since 12/13/16

just bought a house across from the Blue Heron Bay ramp.  does anyone know I should contact about the slips available?  also, what's the fishing conditions around Blue Heron.  Probably will do some fishing from the bank there when we're too lazy to take the boat out.  thanks.

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5/24/17 @ 9:12 AM
dpacapt
dpacapt
MEMBER since 1/16/09

Carp kill classic flyer

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5/21/17 @ 7:52 PM
donarthom
donarthom
USER since 4/4/13

Just moved to the area and wondering, what types of fish are in this lake? I usually target walleye, any around? Not looking for your spots, just trying to find a lake to try out. 

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5/21/17 @ 7:52 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (23%)
Waning Crescent

At it again early this morning. Different story. Water was like coffee. Figured it would have to be soon with all the rain we got. Fished moved deeper. Caught a bunch of gills and catfish. Crappie were gone. That's how it goes on wonder tucky though. One day your on them next your catching bullhead,lol! Caught two of them too. Fishe have been high in the water column! Targeting them with bright jigs. Probably go slam cats this afternoon as its my birthday and I get to do what I want for a change! Lol! Tight lines. No pics because my phone is broke!

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5/20/17 @ 9:57 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (33%)
Waning Crescent
Fished the night bite for an hr. Few crappie and couple bass. Lost a 5 lb bass. One 15 in cat. They were going good. All still swimming. Be out in the am again!

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5/19/17 @ 11:52 AM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

Good catfish bait pinboy! Yeah gonna have to get the cast net out. They seem to be doing very well in the lake. 

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5/18/17 @ 7:29 PM
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pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

I heard some splashing around so I went to check the shore line. Couldn't figure out if something was spawning or eating spawn. 1 scoop of the net and I found out. Shad, big ones and lots of them. My sandal is size 10 for comparison 

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5/13/17 @ 1:43 AM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

Fished yesterday was extremely slow as the cold front shut down the bite horribly. Although I only tried for an hr. And one beach. Me and the little guy only managed a perch! Lake was still at average but dropped a few degrees! This weekend should turn the bite back on but the blue skys will make it an am and pm bite. Dredge is moving quite fast this year so clarity may.be an issue! North seems to be holding more fish than the south side. Most fish are holding in the shallow rock! Worms tend be out doing minnows. As I stated before the shad are way over populated! First time I've seen this in my years. Gonna have to adjust to that for sure! Gonna put some time in tomorrow so I'll report any results! Hope to have the boat up and going this weekend! So that should  help with covering some ground! Keep the lines tight and the tips down. These temps should get em slamming!

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5/10/17 @ 2:33 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Made it out this am for couple hrs and a few in the afternoon. Tried for perch. Lindy rigs and jigs. Jigs out did the lindy rigs. Orange was the best color I found. Morning was better than afternoon. Should have stayed out. Most fish were in shallow rock areas. Not much going in the mud. Did get on catfish there. 30 gills or so. One perch! Missed a lot today. Castes a hot n tot around for a bit. One miss. Nice weather! Caught green eared sunfish. Worms out did minnows. Shad were playing everywere. Gonna be tuff to catch gamefish this year that's for sure. Hopefully our new comarrant freinds on the island do some damage or we have die off or it's gonna get bad. One other guy out there pulling planner boards. Back at tomorrow after work. All fish are still breathing.

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5/10/17 @ 2:06 AM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

As for tournaments you are fine. Boats launch at designated beach. No sticker. No fee. You can fish at beaches that are open. You might get kicked out at 10. As some beachs close then. You wouldn't want to disrupt the sheep! They get mad when you do that! Lol! 

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