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Crystal Lake, McHenry County

Crystal Lake, McHenry County
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3/6/21 @ 8:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
13 inches
jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
USER SINCE 4/23/17

Fished the west end yesterday and today.  Started the fishing session at 3:30 pm on both days.  There were plenty of people on the ice and everyone's getting their last few ice fishing session in before it all melts.  There's still a good 13" to 14" of ice on the lake.  I suspect we may be lucky to have to one to two more weeks left of the ice fishing season but please use your own caution and do not take my report as a one all be all ice report.  Things can drastically change over night.  Now on to the report.  On both days the fish didn't start biting until near sunset.  The gils were active and I couldn't find a crappie or bass for the life of me.  People were catching pike on tips up around this time as well.  The fish are still biting due to this warm up.  Good luck! 

2/21/21 @ 9:21 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
14 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
USER SINCE 4/23/17

Fish the west end of the lake today with the fam. Nice day on the lake. Started the fishing session at 1:00pm and got all setup. There were about 4 to 5 other groups of anglers on the ice in the west end. I setup 2 tip ups and 2 tip downs with crappie minnows and large shiners. Then in our tent we had two holes for jigging. We fished it hard until 4:00 pm. Threw minnows & waxies at them and they wanted no part of it. We marked a few fishes but they just wouldn't commit. While looking at everyone around us it looked like they didn't have any luck either. It was great just to be out with the fam but it was no luck for us today. Tight lines everyone. 

1/31/21 @ 6:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Snowing
Dadankdaddy
USER SINCE 1/30/21

Bigger gills turned on with the snow.... not one dink which is rare for me... all keeper gills. They were hitting anything I threw at them. Wigglers, spikes, power bait. Also landed one nice pike on a tipup rigged with a large roach. Fished approx 8ft of water, (jigging for gills and tipups) find the weeds and find the fish. 

1/30/21 @ 8:34 PM
jm9886
jm9886
USER SINCE 1/28/13

Where did you fish? Guessing west bay is fished to death by now! 

1/30/21 @ 7:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
7 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
ILICE ANGLER
USER SINCE 1/22/21

Fished today 9am to dark very slow few bites marking fish no takers

1/22/21 @ 10:41 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
8 inches
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Below 40° F
AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
Sgt202
USER SINCE 5/22/09

Fished with Jim and Jeff on 01/21 from 1-pm till dark. Tons of small bluegills, really small, with a few keepers mixed in. Fished off West end in 6-7 feet of water. 6 inches good ice, couple inches of white ice on top.

1/8/21 @ 7:22 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
6 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F
bsgray83
USER SINCE 6/10/18

Was out for a few hours today on the west side of the lake. 9 to 6 ft of water was the depths fished. Saw plenty of fish on the sonar, but nothing was committing to jigs or spoons with waxies or spikes. About a dozen people out, but no one was catching many fish from what I saw. no flags popped on peoples tip ups, but there were the majority of people fishing tip ups.

1/6/21 @ 3:50 PM
CAMO TACO
USER SINCE 1/6/21

ANY BIG MUSKIES CAUGHT THIS LAST FALL? HEARD TIGERS WERE RUNNING THE LAKE LIKE CRAZY?

1/6/21 @ 12:19 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
6 inches
CONDITIONS
Cloudy
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
BloodyHell
BloodyHell
USER SINCE 1/30/13

4 inches of clear ice with 2 inches of crust on top.

Took my kids out to get them off their video games this past Sunday.  Caught a dozen gills on west beach.  4-6 feet of water.

plenty of people out on the ice enjoying the weather.  One group had the same flag pop three times.  2 nice pike and 1 small bass.

tight lines and stay safe everyone!

10/10/20 @ 7:45 PM
FISHING REPORT
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
jasdodge
USER SINCE 3/17/11

Went out this morning, did not see anything and the couple of guys I talked to didn't get anything either.  Weeds are still green and the skiers are still out.

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