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McCullom Lake

McHenry County, Illinois
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5/17/22 @ 10:26 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18
Cloudy 66° - 70° F
Water: 71° - 75° F

     Second time out in the boat this year on McCullom.  Slightly cool, annoying wind, and light sprinkle but worth it.  It went from partly sunny, to cloudly, to a light rain.  We caught over 20 bass, two walleye, two northern, and a catfish (on a chatterbait).  The toughest part of the day was losing so many fish in the lily pads.  They hit everything that we threw at them; plastics, diving cranks, lipless cranks, spinnerbaits, and chatterbaits.  

     Best bass were 5.75 lbs, 4.35 lbs, and 3.85 lbs.  The best northern was 30” and 5 lbs.  Very happy to experience the increasing walleye encounters on this lake.  We’ll keep you posted.

5/10/22 @ 12:21 AM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18
Partly Sunny 71° - 75° F

Too windy for the boat, so we fished the shore this evening.  Probably our best day out for carp.  Total of 26 carp, four mirrors and 22 commons all on corn.  Perhaps the warmer weather turned them on.  They were frolicking and jumping around all day when we were in the boat the other day.  Not sure if McCullom is showing signs of an awesome year or if this is its peak.  We'll keep you posted.      

5/7/22 @ 10:43 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18
Partly Sunny 61° - 65° F
Water: 56° - 60° F

First time this year on McCullom Lake in the boat.  We hauled in five northern, five bass, and one carp.  Yes, we caught a five-pound carp with a lipless crankbait (1/4-ounce Rat-L-Trap in Lectric Blue).  Fish that unbuttoned at the side of the boat; ~5 lbs walleye and four northern.  The two best fish are pictured; 3 lbs 12 oz caught on a blue/chrome lipless crank and the 6 lbs 2 oz caught on a shallow-diving crank in a fire tiger pattern.  Boat ramp is usable, but the water level is very low.  Water clarity was about 4 inches.  Spars weed patches and lily pads coming in. 

 

3/18/22 @ 9:30 PM
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Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18
Partly Sunny 56° - 60° F

First fish of the year from soft water.  Wondertucky1 with a mirror carp, caught with corn.  

1/15/22 @ 6:29 PM
BassMasterIL
User since 12/16/08

When is Froggies this year?

1/15/22 @ 1:32 PM
pantera2
pantera2
User since 12/8/08

Definitely get that bush! Good luck up  by north! 

1/15/22 @ 12:22 PM
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#TeamBash
#TeamBash
PRO MEMBER User since 1/6/22
Ice: 4"

WL, When I was out on the 9th there was plenty of ice. 4” everywhere I drilled. 

Pantera, yea that aerator system holds fish Im sure. I wasn’t trying to go out there. It looked like there was open spots out by it. Wasn’t sure of the ice out by it. But yea I figured everything ran there because of temperature and oxygen levels. 

1/14/22 @ 5:57 PM
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WL20456
User since 1/14/22
Night Time 16° - 20° F
Ice: 8"

Ice thinkness

1/10/22 @ 9:17 AM
pantera2
pantera2
User since 12/8/08

Ya bash if you gonna fish here need to make it too the airator location. It’s in the middle pretty Straight out from the cop shop! Hit me up and I can give you extra hints on a better baits to use! The derby here is also quite a bit of fun just a FYI. 

1/9/22 @ 6:40 PM
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#TeamBash
#TeamBash
PRO MEMBER User since 1/6/22
Ice: 4"

Went off of West Beach. Ice is good. 4” every where I drilled. Was a couple spots that looked sketchy, but always 4” when I drilled. 6” in a couple spots. I drilled 40 holes. Vexilar in all holes. Didn’t mark one fish. Waxies and spikes. No bites. Another guy was out. Nothing. No marks, no bites he said. Lake is stupid shallow. I set a couple tip ups in 5’ (deepest I could find). Nothing. I went back and forth from new holes and old holes. NO MARKS!! 

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