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McCullom Lake, McHenry County

McCullom Lake, McHenry County
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7/31/19 @ 8:32 AM
pantera2
pantera2
User since 12/8/08

Nice catching guys! Yeah I’m assuming that’s how the yellow bass and from what I’ve heard shad got in there also. Yeah the yellow bass were stunted so I’m guessing the same as what did them on wonertucky. Sucks I was hoping they would fare well. Cats will eat good. Northern probably are chowing now! Have a few boat issues to work on, haven’t been out much! 

7/29/19 @ 11:40 AM
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

Deepsprings, good call.  I didn't know that those bodies of water were connected until you prompted me to check the map . . . thanks.

7/25/19 @ 10:35 PM
deepsprings
User since 2/20/18
Odds are it swam up Dutch creek with all the flooding this spring. Good to see that not only carp come into the lake that way.

7/25/19 @ 11:44 AM
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

Thanks Pinboy.  Not sure if it's the only one in the lake, but we released her, so maybe someone else can catch it.

7/25/19 @ 9:30 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent
pinboy
pinboy
User since 1/11/03

Nice job Pedro, I’ve fished that lake a lot over the years never seen or heard of any walleye. Good stuff!

7/24/19 @ 10:11 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
CONDITIONS
Sunny
WATER TEMP
Above 80° F
AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

WonderTucky1 - “Can you get the net; she’s stuck in the weeds.”

     I noticed a forked tail, with a whitish/gray body; 

Me - “What’d you hook, a catfish?”

WT1 - “No, it’s a bass.”

     As I maneuvered the boat closer to the fish to net it;

Me - “It’s a walleye.”

WT1 - “There’s no walleye in this lake.”

     He was wrong. Believe it or not, it was a 21”, 3.6 lbs walleye. Caught on an 1/8-ounce, tandem Colorado blades spinnerbait. The blood on the walleye is not from the fish; WT1 cut his finger on the gill plate. We only caught three fish this evening; this walleye, a 26” northern, and a 1.5 lbs bass. We lost just as many that got tangled in lily pads.   

5/19/19 @ 8:06 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

It was an extremely windy evening; roughly 20 mph from the SWW.  I only took two hours of that gusty wind in my face before calling it a day.  Corn caught two carp and four cats.  Hope to take the boat out with WT1 tomorrow afternoon . . . if it's not too windy.  I can hear the bass and northern calling us.

5/10/19 @ 9:47 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (35%)
Waxing Crescent
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

It was cold and the constant wind, with frequent gusts, really put a damper on this outing; however, having a nine fish afternoon made up for it.  The five bass and four northerns hit the crank; many fish lost, all on the same cranks.  Nothing else worked, no matter how much we experimented.  The northerns were nothing to brag about, but the bass were fat and healthy; none less than two pounds and the two largest are pictured - 4.65 lbs and 3.1 lbs.  All of the rain in the past several days has turned the lake's clarity into the consistency of chocolate milk.  Okay, that was an exaggeration; water clarity was less than 2 inches visibility.  Still a bunch of belly-up white bass floating around.

5/4/19 @ 9:41 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
New Moon
CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F
AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

     It sure was nice to see so many people on the lake fishing today.  Not sure how well they did, but was hoping to see some of their posts.  Anyway, the lily pads are starting to come in.

     It was a slow day, but a beautiful day to be out.  WT1 and I boated four fish; small pike and three bass (3.45 lbs, 3.10 lbs, and 1.5 lbs); pretty sure that the 1.5 was a spotted bass.  All four liked the fast-moving cranks.  We missed more than we caught because the baits were moving so quickly and we couldn't get a good hook-set. 

     There were several white bass swimming around like they were drunk.  Not sure if it's a parasite just affecting the white bass or something else, but it's a concern.

4/22/19 @ 10:05 PM
Yurbro Pedro
Yurbro Pedro
User since 3/20/18

YaHey, every time a law is violated on a lake, a crappie loses a spot.  qq

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