Whalon Lake, Bolingbrook
Anyone been to Whalon Lake Lately.
76° - 80° F
81° - 88° F
Went out today from 6am -930am. Got 2 walleye 14 &19 in, and one bass 16 in. Walleyes on 1/16 oz jig with a leech. Bass on jig/twister. All released. Up on weed flats, close to deep water. Probably missed twice that many. Fun couple hours
Thanks guys!!! I've got some work to do on my kayak before I head back fishing in it, but I'll be sure to post a report if I go here from either shore or boat.
Right you are Basspro. Whalon used to be a spectacular. When Will county changed it to catch and keep, the meat hunters turned out in force...pathetic! Whalon would've been a trophy fishery. 40 fish days were common now if you're lucky you score 3 to 5.
As always stay safe and "Keep Your Lines Wet",
Is the boat ramp at this lake deep eough to launch a 16' fiberglass boat ?
I agree. When you run your locator over those 20-30 ft depths, theres so much cool looking structure.
The map is very accurate but it does not represent how deep it really is in the south center part of the lake. I used to frequent the lake often a few years ago when I had my boat and past over 88-90 feet myself. The map does cut it off at 25' in that section, and doesn't detail the really deep hole, but the rest of the map is accurate...
Lake got really tough after a couple years and I haven't been back since but there are a lot of quality fish in there for sure...
I was out there today after 5pm. wind really kicked up later in the day. One kayaker coming off the lake as I was launching. Water today was murky for sure. I started throwing a bone/hot orange crank up in the rocks in the SE corner and couldn't see any orange til it was almost completely back to the boat. Ive seen the lake much clearer than that tho. And yes that depth report is correct. Ive marked 103 ft in that area. Water temp was 46 degrees . tryin for those walleyes. no luck.