First time out on the boat this year (1 May). Extremely slow, but enough fish to keep the afternoon interesting. Accidentally fin-hooked two carp; those were quite difficult to bring in. Just like last year's spring fishing on this lake, reaction bites on fast movers worked best.
31° - 35° F
Fished the tourney on Saturday and did pretty well. No flags all day but found a bunch of catfish in the morning between 8-10am then got some pannies after the school of kitty cats disappeared. I won the panfish division with a 9" crappie and took 2nd in the catfish division with a 15.5" Took home a couple nice raffle prizes too. Will be back again next year...
When is Froggies scheduled?
31° - 35° F
Solid 6 inches, just started hopefully we catch something. Looks like a good turn out for tournament
Froggy says the derby is on.
New to the lake, any updates on ice conditions? Where is the best place to park/launch? Thank you in advance!
Yeah UFC it’s definitely pretty obvious what Big money is doing around Mchenry county! Rich get Richer and the poor get poorer! That poor lake gets dumped in every 20 years by big money ! It’s just like in Japan we’re they want to dump there nuclear water from the exploded reactors into the ocean now! This is the reason I never had kids! Good luck kids! Gonna be a wild ride! ??
Pantera2 ya years ago the MPOA went after the one of the farmers that put in the Feild drain tiles and spillway for that creek. Huge nitrogen bloom due to what they claimed was the nitrogen coming of his fields. Turns out it was from the Benwell rotting leaves and what not. There was a time that it was a cow pasture. (Much like Wonder lake itself was.) All oak trees and no under growth. But then MCCD got a hold of it. I just find it amusing that Wonder lake and Thatcher Meadows. That is going to supposedly benefit from the tax base That the new fancy subdivision will bring in plus the other listed improvements that are supposed to go along with it. Will not take on the responsibility of their own sewage treatment plant and pass it off to their neighbors to the east. Dumping into a shallow 244 acre lake. Surprised Mchenry is allowing it. Since they control the Lake.
UFC creel the reason they are dumping it in there is because they just spent millions of dollars. Ours and there’s to dredge, build the new subdivision behind Harrison. Which had already be dumping tons of fertilizers for there prior tree farms and sod grass. Not to mention rework creek edges to prevent more silt. They just dug out west bay north side of nippersink for the failed subdivision on the west side which also has a sewage plant for like 5 houses. They drained the lake for the dam that really didn’t need to be drained this much for. It was to make the new launch which was supposed to be a new marina but apparently plans fell through. So we now have a new launch for 5 houses. What it really boils down too. So step back take a look at the big picture, they want to make it lake Barrington! Just think about the last 10 years and how many people got pushed out because of taxes! It’s like cabrinee green in the north loop. They push the poverty out and make way for big money. AKA. Fox river! Lake Geneva! Lake Delavan! Remember when u could kayak or take a Jon boat out there? When u could launch for couple bucks! These people make moves way ahead of us sheep. So the reason they dump it there is because McCullom lake is a former wonder lake and will never be a big recreational lake. Not big enough! So the reason would be greed, no concern for environmental impacts, like killing all the fish in the lake to accomplish these goals! Get your floaty’s on because the shot is gonna get deeper than most can afford and we will end up in pell lake till the cycle repeats!