Wonder Lake, McHenry County

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7/16/18 @ 7:28 PM
jamlylgra1
jamlylgra1
USER since 7/16/18

Crappie.....where are the boat ramps on Wonder Lake?  Thanks in advance.


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7/13/18 @ 4:30 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Deepsprings the only northern i saw caught were on spinners and roaches  thru the ice. Spinners were at the dam in the fall roaches were on tipups ice  fishing. Got a 9lbr  on the wall...ice fishing, tip up...  got  bite offs bass fishing under docks.... that shad was in the spring .. After seeing the shad explosion  this ice out/spring. Trying to find something different than shad imitators.. 

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7/13/18 @ 4:08 PM
deepsprings
deepsprings
USER since 2/20/18

crappie put a hook in it's back and let it swim around the dam. if there is any northerns in this lake you will find out soon enough. i would say i highly doubt it though as they would need to jump the dam in the spring, i don't think i ever seen the water level get that high but could be wrong. i do know i have caught them in the nippersink by the grand hole mill in early spring when the ice breaks up. 

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7/13/18 @ 10:52 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Thomasm..

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7/13/18 @ 6:19 AM
thomasm
thomasm
USER since 7/7/17

Crappie. I do have a fish finder.  

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7/12/18 @ 1:12 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Thomasm. Do you have a depth/fishfinder? Yes sportsman club did the cribs.. 

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7/12/18 @ 8:42 AM
thomasm
thomasm
USER since 7/7/17

Crappie.  Please pm me about the cribs.  I found a video of them being set up but havent found the exact spot.  Do you know if the sportsman club does anything to build structure?  I moved here from crystal lake and the fishing club built new structure each year and because of it There are some really nice fish in that lake.  

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7/11/18 @ 4:25 PM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Thomasm: i do fish the south end but rarely in the summer due to it being shallower... if anywhere near the marina,and the creek that flows into Wonder. The dam has lots of structure ( boulders ) near the rip rap side. Along with it being 10'+ in areas. Dunno if you know bout the fish cribs near it. If you dont lemme know will pm you with coordinates. Wonder has northern in it, not many, have been bitten off bass fishing sometimes.

Ps. Also found a GOOD piece of structure like i stated a few posts ago.. dont think anyone knows it, north end, been fishing 30+years didnt even know it was there,found it this spring LOL  thank God for Lowrance :) 

Do you have ice fish?

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7/11/18 @ 2:08 PM
thomasm
thomasm
USER since 7/7/17

Crappie.  we were in an older tri-hull.  We got a couple bass, a couple big cats and hooked into something big that cut the line.  I have been doing alright for not having my boat in the water.  Been fishing off my pier in Lookout point, mainly bass and a couple nice crappie.  Pontoon went in the water today so I am ready to explore this lake.  Does anyone ever fish in the south part of the lake?  Seems everyone goes to the dam and the shore around it


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7/11/18 @ 11:27 AM
crappie60
crappie60
MEMBER since 12/5/16

Thomasm:  think i saw you... bass boat? I have a deep v Sylvan sea snapper ( love the name! ) i  thought i was in Lake Geneva... like i said they got the hint with the flip off.  Was at the dam for bout an hour.. zero.. found what few fish along a 1 foot break line. Cant believe all the baby catfish, ice fishing gonna be interesting this year.


ps you been doing any good?

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