Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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2/24/18 @ 2:00 PM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Will do Pantera.. sent u a pm hoping next weekend.. 

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2/24/18 @ 1:04 PM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08
Yeah it’s spring is coming signs were 10 fold today! See everything but a Robin! Yeah that damn coyote must love the smell of skunk on the ice. Lol! Definitely loves chasing geese! Yeah I’ve been watching Mississippi River and On Alaska they have some nice fish! Seen a truck went through up there last week too! Just let me know when! 

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2/24/18 @ 12:28 PM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Bro: with the 50’s and hoping rain too. Should kill the ice, at least in the bays. Hate the transition times between seasons.. couldnt wait for first ice, now cant wait to see it go! Should have put a tape measure next to that gill, looks at least 9 inches lmfao. Didnt u have a coyote stalking u at first ice too! Clarity is crap now, when it melts more gonna get worse... but still gonna get my ass out! Hope next week...  With the waterfowl coming back nature’s telling u something. Get ur ASS off the ice and sharpen ur hooks reline ur poles, get the boat ready it’s almost time. Cant wait..  sent u a pm Pantera.. think about it after may.. would love to get up there..close to Onalaska..??

Edited on 2/24/18 12:53 PM
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2/24/18 @ 11:46 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (66%)
Waxing Gibbous

ICE DEPTH
5 inches
Well just fished the last time for the year. Went south. Fished 3-7 ft: moved all over the bay. Cat flags and jigging. Fought for the last gill of the year. Wasn’t getting skunked! Lol! All the waterfowl was coming back with the front. Seen golden eyes, mergansers, and buffleheads! It was just me and a lonely coyote at the end! Ice will be gone by Thursday of next week is my guess. Time to start re lining summer poles! Hopefully it clears up next week! See ya on the shorelines!

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2/23/18 @ 10:39 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
5 inches
Tried to get to the narrows tonight. Launched from east side due south of lookout. Had to use a board to get out. Made it about 30 ft and ice started crunching. You could see the water move in the drain holes. Way too honey combed. Which was unreal as a week ago that was the thickest ice I could find. Backed off. Headed to the marina beach south of center. Plenty of ice there. 7-8 in. Also was semi honey combed. But manageable. Set up tip ups with shad. Fresh from the shoreline. Figured it was gonna be game on. Not a single flag. Usually this time of year the cats are in full gear. Me and my buddy came to the first conclusion, dieing shad fed them already? Or the massive influx of water held them off for longer than usual. Only have a few days of fishable ice left at this point. Gonna try to find em again tomorrow. This will be the first year I’ve ever seen the north end open before the south with the exception of the dam of course. The nippersink is pretty much open too the main lake. It’s pretty much over all in all. Weird year for ice conditions to say the least. Next weekend it’s up too the cabin for the last weekend of game fish than I put the ice gear away. 

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2/23/18 @ 12:16 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
First Quarter
Fished a couple spots and got skunked. No big surprise there with the water conditions. All good just had to I check. Lol ice varies obviously. East side. We’re I fished had 6 in honey combed ice. Time to take a nap. Be after catfish all weekend. Gonna go out for a couple hrs before work. Post some pics of some slobs hopefully!

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2/23/18 @ 11:03 AM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Pantera last bay pic looks like ice under the water.. ugh just like an old hunting dog! Dying to get onto the water again! Thanks for the updates and pics. Time to get out the tackle boxes and clean em and sharpen hooks. Lol GET well my friend. 

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2/23/18 @ 10:08 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Bays

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2/23/18 @ 10:05 AM
pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

Couple more.

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2/23/18 @ 9:36 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
First Quarter
Crappie a couple more weeks standing on a foot of ice! Good and bad! I’ll be fishing tonight! Murky would be an understatement!

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