Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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8/17/18 @ 7:17 PM
spoonplugger2
spoonplugger2
USER since 1/23/09

Thanks Anthony.  That's what I was afraid of.

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8/15/18 @ 8:59 PM
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anthony714
anthony714
USER since 10/22/11

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

no spoon. theres no public anything and i doubt the marina will launch for you. if they would youd still need a lake use decal, which it sounds like youre not entitled to. if you venture out without it, per the mpoa youre subject to arrest for trespassing on the lake. good luck in your endeavors out there.

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8/14/18 @ 2:10 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

mikewid sent you a pm....

Spoonplugger the Marina.. every subdivision has a launch.. dunno if you need a key.. hope that helps.

Sorry to forget to mention Saturday, crappie fishing with a crappie rig....  got a double header... :) but the prob was it was two 5 lb cats... LMFAO when i reeled em in tore the hell outta my rig, was fun but disappointing

Edited on 8/14/18 2:12 PM
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8/14/18 @ 12:33 PM
spoonplugger2
spoonplugger2
USER since 1/23/09

Is there a public launch on Wonder Lake?  Thanks.

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8/14/18 @ 9:07 AM
mikewid
mikewid
USER since 11/10/13

We hust moved here a few months ago and trying to fish a new lake is tough thanks

mike

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8/14/18 @ 9:05 AM
mikewid
mikewid
USER since 11/10/13

Where are the cribs in wonder lake i did not know there wer any

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8/13/18 @ 1:47 PM
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crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waxing Crescent

Late report from the weekend. Fished Friday thru Sunday. Inconsistency... Dusk and dawn, caught more smallmouths than largemouths this weekend??? At least 15 smallies and only a couple largemouth.. All caught on rock beds, from fingerlings to about 2 lbs. fished wonder hard this weekend, bluegill perch, crappie, rockbass,pumpkinseed and of course cats, biggest was about 10lbs ( trolling ) marked schools over numerous cribs, the trick was getting them to bite. Im a barometer nut ( thinking why it was so tough) from the low 28's to 30's all weekend.. never seen it jumpin so much. Oh well gotta blame it on something i guess lol.. 

ps. At the dam Saturday reeling up with a jighead and 3inch gulp minnow had a bite off was shocked to see a 18-20 inch northern.. my jig became bling on its lip! Been YEARS since I've seen one, im hoping if anyone catches any toothy critters in that lake practice CPR please...  Thanks guys for the fun weekend.. had a ball.... if it wasnt for all them dam baby catfish lol... hoping they leave us alone when it comes to ice fishing.. all cookie cutters 8-10 inches by the hundreds.. matter of time when Wonder has a HUGE influx of too many off one species in that lake again... being the CATFISH I don't mind them... BUT when your catching them on artificials, every third or fourth cast..... kinda makes ya worry...Tight Lines guys 

Edited on 8/13/18 1:52 PM
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7/29/18 @ 6:20 PM
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crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

MOON PHASE (97%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fished from 6am-10am.. conditions were ideal, the only exemption was no wind :(    Other than that no humidity and the day started at 57 degrees. Thomasm and i started out at the yellow house ended up at the dam, drew a blank. We decided to put on crappie rigs with gulp minnows and troll/drift around.. Bam that was the ticket! Found a school of crappies decent size 8-9 inches. But when the sun broke over our heads they were gone. Fishing tailed off to nothing decided we were done too! Good time Thomasm glad we adjusted from going bassing. 

Tight Lines to ya the rest of the week and remember try to find the other structure we talked about... see ya.

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7/21/18 @ 7:05 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Started fishing at 6 am saturday. Cold front and drizzle did not help! 1 bass 25 gills 2 BIG cats and 3 BIG carp. All on night crawlers 3 -4 ft deep. All caught " deadsticking", only wanted bait dead still. Lures, softbaits  or any kind of movements fish would bite and drop. Saw 1 other boat " bassing"... " not even a bite"... tried bass fishing for the 1st 3 hours saturday drew a blank and resorted to panfishing and catfishing. Always remember flexibility... heck rather catch something than nothing!  Dunno the water temp.. didn't take boat out, BUT fish that were caught were cold. Not like a couple weeks ago. When the lake was bath tub warm.. Thinking lake temp went way down with the 3 days rain..

tight line guys.. allready thinking of fall fishing.... this year is tough.

Edited on 7/21/18 7:07 PM
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7/17/18 @ 12:02 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Thomasm: pm sent

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