Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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6/13/18 @ 3:59 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Pantera: sent u a pm.

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6/13/18 @ 10:43 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Pantera, trying for next weekend.. kid wants to go to Indiana for fireworks :(  and its fathers day lol they don't realize don't wanna cook out don't wanna have people over.. just wanna be left alone and GO fishing! My oldest boy did get a muskie one year, only about 15 inches. Surprised the f-ck outta me. Trying to get the sticker for the boat.. long story tty later about it.. almost forgot to tell u guys my friend had catfish following his spinner bait in. Another never seen that before!

P.s: Username thanks for teaching an old dog something new lol. Admirable about trying to get different species. WATCH out fishing below the dam. No parking and the spillway is off limits.... theres a creek NORTH  of the Old Mill, not the little store.. forgot what its called.. kayak launch i think is allowed.. check into it. Looked good years ago. And yes we'll try to get together.. only get up there a couple times a month. Tight lines guys.  

Pantera hows Luv2fsh  doing?

photo of my daughter biggest northern she caught in Minnesota so far!   Proud Dad!

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
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6/13/18 @ 8:02 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
New Moon
I do remember saying that too you crappie! I live by it every day! Lol! As for dog fish believe it or not they taste like cod! I actually get a little mad when I see guys bowfishing them and just tossing them. As  for species of fish still to be caught in wonder lake. Musky, green ear sunfish, golden roaches which are huge. These are a few that don’t happen all the time but tend to catch them every couple years. The cat fish I do better in the day time with the bread. Probably gonna get out fishing after work as I started early and should get some time! Tight lines guys. P.s. crappie get your as- up here so we can cook some deer steaks and walleye already! Lol

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6/12/18 @ 11:39 PM
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USER since 2/27/18

In regards to fishing, lifelisting is when one tries to catch new species and document the catch (e.g. taking pictures) by doing so, constantly growing the list of caught species

I'd like to get together sometime. 

On the avatar is a smooth dogfish, a small species of shark I caught a couple of years ago (not in Wonder Lake ).

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6/12/18 @ 2:35 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Username, there are pike in Wonder.. few and far between.. grass pickerel or any pickerel nada.. ice fishing i think is the best time ( my thoughts)  got 1 on the wall in cottage around 10lbs. Golden roach thru the ice. Sometimes throwing lures with no leader have bite offs?? Anyways pertaining to ice fishing when u get cold ur done! Lol. I have a boat and ice gear... gotta get together sometime. 

Ps nice pic for your avatar.. what kindo fish is that. Really like its eye lol! Eyelashes?

pss: life-lister? What is that?

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6/12/18 @ 11:57 AM
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USER since 2/27/18

Species hunt is my hobby. I really get excited when I catch a new kind of fish. Are there life-listers in Wonder Lake? 

But it seems I caught almost all kinds of game and pan fish that lives in the lake except pike and pickerel (not sure if they are there). I will try microfishing this summer and will try to catch some small kinds in which nobody is interested in. 

Also will try the creek up the dam in hope of something new.

But every weekend I just try to catch a variety and a little for the frying pan.

I don't have a boat. Was introduced to ice-fishing this year by my relatives. Would say I loved it if not the freezing cold. Still will go the next season. 


P. S. For me, too, dough bait works better than anything else right now. 

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6/12/18 @ 10:40 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Yeah Pantera used to catfish a LOT up there. Chicken livers.. made spawn sacks with the ol' ladies nylons! Lol. Got tired of getting killed by mosquitoes at nite.. worked great. Wedding this weekend thats not bad its the reception that gets ya! Still have fillets for ya.. hoping b4 the 4th again.. keep in touch and tight lines.

ps wtf are you talking about being old, young man.. " if your not living your dying" some crazy bastar- said that to me a year ago lol. Remember?

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6/12/18 @ 8:27 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

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Waning Crescent
LMAO too! Yeah I had to check my phone to make sure I didn’t make any empty promises while highly intoxicated. I tend to do that sometimes! Thanks for the kind words. Yeah I was shocked the gills haven’t laid them eggs yet also! As for Wonder Bread trust me it’s the best summertime bait. No crust with hooks barely exposed. You will get a few carp that way too. Definitely funny wonder bread on wonder tucky. Second I go to stink bait. Try it it’s amazing. The party was pretty good but I was out at midnight as old age is creeping in on me faster than I had planned in life! Lol! Wedding Friday so I should be out sat afternoon chasing tale! Tight lines guys!

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6/11/18 @ 10:22 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Username:'cool good to see some new input on the site, seems only a few post their reports.. Pantera is always on the lake and on lake link,if he's not incapacitated.... ;) LOL good one to take notes from.. whats ur primary fish u target? Wonders a decent lake to fish BUT can get hectic on the summer weekends. Its all good guess skiers need their time. Summertime fishing is right b4 sun up and b4 sundown anyways. Do u have a boat? And lastly ice fishing? 

Ps Pantera catfish on...wonder bread... LMFAO

Edited on 6/11/18 10:27 PM
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6/11/18 @ 2:51 PM
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crappie60, moved in here a couple of years ago and try to go every weekend. 

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