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Offline boscolab

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Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« on: Dec 27, 2017, 07:36 AM »
Just throwing out this thread in hopes to start some talks about lakes Evergreen and Bloomington. If the bays are good, I may head down Sunday or Monday.
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Offline knol86

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27, 2017, 12:21 PM »
following this thread.....hoping to get out Sunday afternoon or Monday.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #2 on: Dec 27, 2017, 01:01 PM »
I will be there Sunday morning with the wife. We will be in a 3 man Frabill flip over shack.  Probably near deer island or by the two submerged islands......
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Offline knol86

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2017, 01:03 PM »
That is likely where we will be as well.  two man flip frabil.......likely not until the afternoon though.  Let me know what the ice is like if you would.  I would sure think that it would be good with the temps this week! Good luck! 

Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #4 on: Dec 28, 2017, 07:34 AM »

Kicking around the idea of going out to E on Saturday. 
The lake is down 3 or 4 feet, so that is going to change a lot of past years fishing patterns.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #5 on: Dec 28, 2017, 08:00 AM »
Kicking around the idea of going out to E on Saturday. 
The lake is down 3 or 4 feet, so that is going to change a lot of past years fishing patterns.
Indeed it will. Hopefully there are good weed beds left.

If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
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Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2017, 08:35 AM »

A lot of the weeds are gone. 
You can find some here and there.  Even the weeds that are left are in only 1 - 2 feet of water. 

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2017, 11:58 AM »
Jimmy,  can you give an ice report when you get done fishing Saturday?  It would be helpful!

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #8 on: Dec 28, 2017, 01:53 PM »

Plans have changed.  We are going to give it go tomorrow.
I will try to give a report tomorrow evening.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #9 on: Dec 28, 2017, 09:08 PM »
Buddy tested the ice at his neighborhood pond today, and reported 6". I'm heading to White Oak tomorrow afternoon. Need to test out the new gear before really hitting it hard. If any of you all are headed out to White Oak as well, come say hey.

Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #10 on: Dec 30, 2017, 01:00 AM »
Got out on E today. Ice was a good 4".  Managed to catch 26 crappies and 1 bluegill in 5 hours of fishing.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2017, 06:26 AM »
What part of the lake did you fish? How deep was it where you found 4?  Trying to decide if it is worth going out in this terrible weather.
If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
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Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #12 on: Dec 31, 2017, 09:48 AM »
I'd stay clear of the pump house area, but the whole is good to go.
Found the fish in 14-16' of water around sunken brush. I fished the west end of the lake.

Offline TonyBloom

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 03, 2018, 10:55 AM »
Five fingers area Jimmy?

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #14 on: Jan 04, 2018, 01:49 PM »

Osprey Cove

Thad Hinshaw

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2018, 06:08 AM »

Myself and a couple of guys are heading out to give Lake Bloomington a go Sunday.
Anyone else going to be out there?  Good chance that we will have extra brats going on the grill.

Thad

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2018, 06:32 AM »
Is B pretty low too? Last time I was at B, it was very low.
If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
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Offline TonyBloom

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:11 AM »
Good luck at Bloomington.  I went on the 1st.  Caught around 15 in 14FOW, mix of crappie and Gill but mostly small.  It is very low.  I imagine if u find brush at 10 or better u could do well.

Offline Jimmy Bomanti

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:49 AM »

Thank you Tony Bloom.

I know of a spot that has some great deep water wood we have done well on the past couple of years.  Nothing really with too much size compared to the crappies we have been catching at E through the ice.  However, this low water has my favorite Evergreen ice spot in less than 5' of water.

Offline Talltale

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 05, 2018, 09:51 AM »
Heading over to evergreen today anybody got any tips ? Never fished there through the ice.
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 05, 2018, 10:11 AM »
Grab a map at the office. Focus on artificial structure. If you have a GPS, bring it. One of the maps in the office has coordinates to the newer stuff.

Lake is down at last 3-4 ft. Remember that when looking at the maps.

Lastly, the office staff is always nice and helpful. Don't be afraid to ask what they have been hearing.
If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
HUH?

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 05, 2018, 10:17 AM »
Osprey Cove

Thad Hinshaw

I din't remember you as Jimmy B, Thad. Glad to know you are still contributing to the B and E lake reports.
If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
HUH?

Offline Talltale

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 05, 2018, 10:30 AM »
Grab a map at the office. Focus on artificial structure. If you have a GPS, bring it. One of the maps in the office has coordinates to the newer stuff.

Lake is down at last 3-4 ft. Remember that when looking at the maps.

Lastly, the office staff is always nice and helpful. Don't be afraid to ask what they have been hearing.
Thanks boscolab
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 05, 2018, 10:48 AM »
Here is a little help to aid in getting you on a game plan before you get there.

If I had a penny for every time, people thought they would get rich from getting pennys for every thing they claim they do or hear, over and over again, I would be richer than Richy Rich.
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Offline Prairie State Hoosier

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #24 on: Jan 05, 2018, 06:31 PM »
Myself and a couple of guys are heading out to give Lake Bloomington a go Sunday.
Anyone else going to be out there?  Good chance that we will have extra brats going on the grill.

Thad

I'm interested in meeting up with you (my wife isn't crazy about me being out by myself on the ice.) When and where can I look you up on Sunday?

Offline TonyBloom

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #25 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:11 PM »
I caught good fish tday at evergreen.  Brush 16 to 24 FOW.  U find the brush deep and u will catch crappie.  Also ice was thick 9 to 12 inches.  Thicker where there was no snow.

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #26 on: Jan 05, 2018, 07:34 PM »
I caught good fish tday at evergreen.  Brush 16 to 24 FOW.  U find the brush deep and u will catch crappie.  Also ice was thick 9 to 12 inches.  Thicker where there was no snow.
Tony I you don't mind telling secrets which Cove were you fishing off of ,we were out there today off of osprey and white pines and only found 1 gill.was very slow for us
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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2018, 12:21 AM »
Yeah I didn't fish in or around any coves.  I fished brush close to the channel. 

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #28 on: Jan 08, 2018, 06:29 AM »

Hoosier, I'm sorry - I just saw your post here this morning.

You didn't miss out on much.  We were all over fish all day, but just couldn't get them to bite.  Changed color, changed baits, changed locations and it was always the same story.  They would come up and look at the bait, even chase the bait up if I lifted it, but they would not bite.
   
Ended up catching 1 crappie, 1 yellow bass, and 1 huge shad (hooked in the mouth on a jigging spoon), and missed a couple other fish.

How did everyone else do over the weekend?

Thad 

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Re: Anyone with eyes on Evergreen/Bloomington?
« Reply #29 on: Jan 08, 2018, 03:42 PM »
Same way on evergreen Saturday found fish with finder but would not bite .
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