Wonder Lake, McHenry County
MOON PHASE (11%)
MOON PHASE (6%)
16° - 20° F
Below 40° F
Sunday am fished from 8-10:30, caught 10 fish tried same location, lack of time to move. Couple gills and the rest perch. Fished moved or were tight lipped. had to watch the line again for movement. Mostly all near the bottom. 4ft deep. All in all great weather with no wind :). that was the plus. Wish it coulda been like Saturday LOL but thats fishing.
Sorry to hear bout your back going out my friend. Get well good thing you didn't come out anyway today.. 10 fish in 2-1/2 hrs lol. Averaged close to 30 an hour Saturday.
tight lines, and stay topside.
MOON PHASE (2%)
26° - 30° F
Below 40° F
Well here goes, found ice!!! Found 1 inch of ice shorelines, with LOTS of courage friend and i ventured out farther. 20-30ft from shore ice was 2-3 inches thick. Fished from 9am till 12.30, warm up break for an hour, fished again 1:30-3 pm. Total fish caught 84, 20+crappie. Bluegills,perch and a 5lb channel cat. Majority caught on waxworms the rest on gulp mayfly. Anywhere from 4ft to 1ft below the ice. Bites we're light ( dead sticking ) crappies picked up bait and swam, had to watch the lines. All in all fantastic first ice. ALL fish released. AGAIN I emphasize all crappies were small PLEASE release them if caught ice fishing. A good spawn going on for them....
ice will probrably turn to crap next week again, please be safe and tight lines!
Pinboy, NICE! u catch it trolling? Or sucker? The smile says it all
Deepsprings lol wouldn't even attempt ice fishing with that, usd an ax 1 time,too old for that now. Got a 5 man Frabill insulated shack this year, son and friend got a power auger for my b-day.. your all set.
Planning a icefishing trip for January. Haven't figured out the days yet but looking for 10-14 days. This year I might even pop for a auger hammer and nail is so old school.
Btw those lake Geneva muskies were bought by Illinois musky hunter club.
If you look at lake Geneva they did a musky plant in October of about the same amount. You will also see they state they wanted to plant more but they were sold out. So maybe that the plant they are confusing? Really don't know.
Gl this holiday with your fishing bud.