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Griswold Lake, McHenry County

Griswold Lake, McHenry County
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2/7/22 @ 7:41 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
8 inches
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F
eman73
USER SINCE 1/12/21

Fished 02-06-22, 8-10 inches of ice near the middle of the lake. 

Nice day, windy, no luck with Minnows on tip ups. 

1/13/21 @ 4:03 PM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
4 inches
Da Panfish Punisher
USER SINCE 1/25/10

Was out Sunday...had 5 flags pop and few small gillz.. south side bt r.i.m.a.s

1/12/21 @ 10:42 AM
FISHING REPORT
ICE DEPTH
5 inches
CONDITIONS
Sunny
AIR TEMP
26° - 30° F
eman73
USER SINCE 1/12/21

Fished Saturday 1/9/21. Ice was 5" to 6" and solid out to the middle of the lake. There were many ATV's out.

Caught a couple of small perch with small minnows on tip ups.

1/9/21 @ 3:33 PM
CAMO TACO
USER SINCE 1/6/21

PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW BS GETS SPREAD ....LOL

GRISWOLD LAKE IS NOT PRIVATE THERE IS NO "PATROL" LOL JUST NORMAL DNR AND THEY JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LICENSE....LOL AS SOMEONE WHO HAS LIVED THERE I KNOW IT IS A "LOCALS" ONLY LAKE .....LOL ....THE DEAL IS THAT THERE IS NO PUBLIC ACCESS UNLESS YOU LIVE THERE OR PAY PARKING AT THE BAR WHICH EVER YOU CHOOSE ......MACKEYS HIDEOUT IS EASY AND HAS BEEN AN ACCESS POINT FOR YEARS....IM SURE THEY COULD USE THE EXTRA MONEY AT THIS TIME .......AS WELL AS THE OLD SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY NOW CALLED..... ALL INN .......

ICE CAN BE AN ISSUE ANY PLACE NOW SO FISH AT YOUR OWN RISK WHEREVER YOU CHOOSE.....

GRIZWOLD LAKE IS NOT PRIVATE ......IT IS NOT NOR WAS EVER OWNED BY R.I.M.A.S....

HOWEVER RIMAS DID OWN A LARGE PORTION OF "SHORELINE PROPERTY" ON THE SOUTH EAST END ...NOT THE LAKE ITSELF...LOL NOW DEFUNCT THE PROPERTY SIT EMPTY BUT AGAIN THIS HAS NO BEARING ON THE LAKE WHICH IS PUBLIC BUT HAS NO PUBLIC ACCESS .....OTHER THAN AS I SAID BEFORE.. HAVING RESIDENCE IN THE SURROUNDING "HOODS" OR A FRIEND WHO LIVES THERE OR PAY AT THE BAR ....THIS IS NO SECRET BEEN GOING ON FOR YEARS IN FACT THE BAR PUT ON A GREAT FISH TOURNEY FEW YEARS BACK I WAS THERE.




1/9/21 @ 1:32 PM
troutmaskreplica
troutmaskreplica
USER SINCE 5/14/20

Having lived in McHenry now for almost 15 years, everyone I have asked or met has told me that Griswold IS a private lake - regardless of whether or not you can get 'access' to it from a channel or shoreline. If it's not private, then I find it odd that the IL DNR doesn't list it on most of their sites or publications....they list just about every other 'public' body of water that's bigger than a puddle.... I've also been told that the entire lake shore was once owned by R.I.M.A.S. (Russian Independent Mutual Aid Society), hence the now defunct 'Rimas Lodge' park, on the north side, as well as the 'Rimas Subdivision' of houses. Maybe everyone I've asked about Griswold has been blowing smoke up my....... just sayin'.......

1/7/21 @ 3:43 PM
CAMO TACO
USER SINCE 1/6/21

i would suggest just walk in and see the HBIC at the bar ....lol 

new owners i have not met them yet but normal protocol any bar in this area is to pay at the bar or pay the fee at the launch box some have envelopes to pay with tickets for parking etc....good luck watch the ice its sketchy all over ..

1/7/21 @ 10:38 AM
bsgray83
USER SINCE 6/10/18

@CAMO TACO  Thanks for clarifying that. That is what I thought as well, but was confused when someone posted that the lake is private.

Does All In bar on the south end of Griswold lake charge for parking? If so, what is the protocol to pay them for parking?

1/6/21 @ 3:32 PM
CAMO TACO
USER SINCE 1/6/21

GRIZWOLD LAKE IS NOT PRIVATE YOU CAN ACCESS THIS LAKE FROM MACKEYS HIDEOUT BAR ON RIVER ROAD ..... OR FROM THE BAR ON SOUTH END OF LAKE CALLED ......ALL INN .....THE OLD SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY....IN RIVERDALE SUB OFF OF 176 NEAR THE BRIDGE. ICE WILL BE AT YOUR OWN RISK OF COURSE.

1/5/21 @ 1:23 PM
troutmaskreplica
troutmaskreplica
USER SINCE 5/14/20

Griswold is a private lake. They do patrol it for trespassers... :~/

12/31/20 @ 9:43 AM
bsgray83
USER SINCE 6/10/18

Any safe ice on Griswold?

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