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!
McCullom Lake, McHenry County
Thanks Pinboy. Not sure if it's the only one in the lake, but we released her, so maybe someone else can catch it.
Nice job Pedro, I’ve fished that lake a lot over the years never seen or heard of any walleye. Good stuff!
Above 80° F
81° - 88° F
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.
61° - 65° F
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.
61° - 65° F
51° - 55° F
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.
56° - 60° F
61° - 65° F
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.
YaHey, every time a law is violated on a lake, a crappie loses a spot. qq