Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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7/26/17 @ 4:05 PM
crappie60
crappie60
USER since 12/5/16

Thomasm... we have had an cottage on wonder since the 40's and i have been been fishing and EATING the fish for over 30 years! I dont glow in the dark! As  pinboy stated fish consumption should be held in moderation... even in the great lakes mercury will be ever present forever. The fish that is sold in supermarkets all fall under the same regiment. Common sense says dont eat BIG bottom dwellers (catfish) smaller fish (panfish) are always better tasting anyways.

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7/26/17 @ 9:31 AM
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pinboy
pinboy
USER since 1/11/03

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

Your neighbors are idiots. There isn't anything wrong with the fish in wonder lake. Just like any lake, you might not want to eat them everyday. I prefer to eat the fish caught in the colder water of winter and spring but that's just my preference. 

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7/25/17 @ 12:38 PM
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thomasm
thomasm
USER since 7/7/17

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

Quick question.  We just moved up here and all of my neighbors have been saying not to eat anything out of the lake.  Any thoughts on this?

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6/17/17 @ 2:44 PM
muskietrap
muskietrap
USER since 4/3/11

The pump house on the south west end of lake by highland shores broke lose spinning toward shore the pipe completely cuts off the inside part of the shore and pipe is up against shore one boat already hit the unmarked pipe causing major damage to the boat the pipe is not anchored and is only couple inches below surface of water be careful 

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6/16/17 @ 11:01 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (58%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny
Started the morning with the little guy coming running home saying hundreds of carp were at the beach spawning. So we grabbed my new bow rig and headed down. It was about 10:30 so I knew they would only surfacing for a little while longer. None the less he was right they were running the shore lines but were tight to the rocks so we held off on the deeper ones so not to destroy my new arrow. Managed six or so by mid afternoon. Then we decided to take the boat out. Slammed the gills and catfish. Gills were still spawning and full of eggs and milt. So we chose to realese again. Catfish were super active also and were caught both deep and shallow. Leach and worm both on slips and lindy rigs worked for us. Wonder bread is warming up also. Decided to bow hunt the west bay and continued to slaughter carp. I think I fell in love with bow fishing as of now! What a blast! Back at it with the boys in the am. Hopefully the weather cooperates.

Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
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6/12/17 @ 7:14 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous

Late report. Been out the last two weekends. Gills have been on fire and are in spawn mode. Been releasing them for that reason. 6-8in range. Catfish are slamming as usual this time of year. Little guy missed something with some teeth as it bite his minnow in half. He was impressed by that. Carp are still spawning and very hungry as well. See the silver carp aka shad playing all over the shorelines too. Most fish caught in 2-4 ft of water on worm and slip bobbers. Few nice bass in the mix also.

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Wonder Lake, McHenry County Photo
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6/1/17 @ 8:45 AM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Thanks my stupid phone always logs me out.

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5/31/17 @ 7:11 PM
chaw
chaw
USER since 9/11/02

Pantera you have mail.

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5/30/17 @ 7:30 PM
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pantera2
pantera2
USER since 12/8/08

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent
Late report. Fished sat. Night. Caught one crappie. Missed a few. Leeches out performed everything. It was crazy to see hundreds of crappie spawning in rocky shallows. They wouldn't eat anything though. Crappie would come in than shad. Chasing each other. Seen this for hrs. Learn something new every time out. 

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5/26/17 @ 10:10 AM
muskietrap
muskietrap
USER since 4/3/11

Just rember the lake is cut off from west bay all the way across to marina from dredge and dredge pipe it is not marked very well be careful 

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