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Lake in the Hills

McHenry County, Illinois
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1/30/24 @ 4:13 PM
Richiewm1970
User since 7/24/22
Sorry to hear that. You should call and talk to someone else. I got a daily pass for a friend 2 years ago and it was only 15$. That 60$ might be the year pass. They might have miss informed you. When I lived there I only paid 40 for the year and was foe the whole family.  Try crystal lake in crystal lake. I don't think there is a fee for that lake. 
1/30/24 @ 1:51 PM
#TeamBash
#TeamBash
PRO MEMBER User since 1/6/22
After I saw your post, I contacted the village of Lake in the Hills to see what a nonresident pass costs. A nonresident pass cannot be purchased yearly. Nonresident passes are issued daily. They are $60 a day. If that’s not a cut and dry stay out for non-residents, I don’t know what is. I will not be fishing this lake. 
1/30/24 @ 10:26 AM
Richiewm1970
User since 7/24/22
I think this is woods creek lake. I fished there when I lived in lake in the hills. It's a few blocks away from the police station. 147 hill top drive is the address to one of the boat launches. You have to buy a season pass from the city hall to fish there. Pike bass and walleye are all in there. Small boats and trolling motors only. I only ice fished there. It was good fishing. I haven't been there in 2 years. This is the only lake I know of in lake in the hills. Good luck
1/29/24 @ 8:08 PM
#TeamBash
#TeamBash
PRO MEMBER User since 1/6/22
What lake is this? I live in Woodstock. Not a lot of places to ice fish. Id love to know. Thanks Boyz. Tight Linez
1/29/24 @ 10:48 AM
FISHING REPORT
jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
User since 4/23/17
This report is from our fishing session on 1/20/24.  I arrived on the lake around 9am and they didn't have the big gate open like last year, they only had the side gate open which was smaller and this sucked because I had to breakdown my smitty sled to get through the door and it was a pain.  With that said there were 3 other tents on the ice already and I made my way out east as this was where everyone was.  I went out around drilling about 15 holes looking for the fish and it took me about an hour to find them but I found them! I setup my ice shanty and setup a few tip-ups and me and my son went to work.  

We fished from 10am until 12pm and we couldn't tell what kind of fish were on the Livescope until I was able to pull one up and they were Crappies! They were coming in waves and we had a blast catching them.  They weren't really picky on this day and they were eating anything and everything we were putting in front of them.  Spikes or Minnows, it didn't matter.  We had some action on the tip-up but, of course the fish came off right when it got to the hole.  The ice was around 5" to 6" when we went and I hope to get out a few more times before the end of this short season.  

If anyone can post a recent ice report, I'd greatly appreciate it.  Thanks and Tight Lines!   
Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
2/8/23 @ 7:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
Tribesman
User since 10/19/09
Partly Sunny 38°
Ice: 6"
Points

Tx Jimmy21 for your report.  I fished the east & south ends on 2/6 with a few bites - no flags. Ice was 7” everywhere I drilled but I’m done for the ice season now. Good luck & tight lines; be safe.  

Lake in the Hills photo by Tribesman
2/5/23 @ 11:27 AM
FISHING REPORT
jimmy2179428
jimmy2179428
User since 4/23/17
Sunny 32°
Ice: 6"

Fished yesterday with my son. It was my second time fishing this lake in the winter with the first time getting totally skunked. We started our fishing session at Noon and fished until 4:30 pm. There were a few other anglers on the ice already. So began my drilling expedition looking for the fish. As I was drilling a gentleman caught not one but two Catfish right away, nice! My hopes of a productive day were looking good. I punched a few holes in the shallows and found no fish on my Livescope. Then I went deeper in the 15' range and BAM, my sonar was lit up with hundreds of schooling fish and I ended up on the motherload. 

I setup my tent and a few tip ups and we had non stop action from when we setup until we left. We caught perch, crappies, bluegills, and catfish. All fish were caught on a buckshot rattle spoon with a minnow head. 

It was a great day on the ice and we had memories that will last a lifetime. Good luck and tight lines! 

Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
Lake in the Hills photo by jimmy2179428
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