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Pistakee Lake

IL (Lake, McHenry)

🎣3 Fishing Reports

🏆1 Ambassador

❤️6 User Favorites

WATER CLARITY: 7/10

Relevant Gear for Pistakee Lake

Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, techniques, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you make.

SEASON: Fall (Current)Change Season
SPECIES: Largemouth BassChange Species
STRUCTURE: AllChange Structure
TECHNIQUE: All Styles
  • In backs of creeks and bays with heavy vegetation a good live target hollow body frog kills it the blow ups can be massive!

    Reported by Cole Steward

    Season:
    Fall

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Matted Grass

    Technique:
    Top Water

    Cole Steward Recommends These Products

    Live Target Hollow Body Frog Brown Black / 2 1/4"
  • Today at the mouth of T channel was hot with hits on the beginning of the channels skipping wacky worms and swimbaits was key today

    Reported by Cole Steward

    Season:
    Fall

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Docks

    Technique:
    Swim Jigs

    Cole Steward Recommends These Products

    Yamamoto Zako Green Pumpkin/Black fleck / 4"
  • Pistakee and the chain can be difficult fishing during the summer months. they water is stained, warm, and can be really high or really low. I have always had the best of luck with chatterbaits or any bait that makes... Read More

    Reported by Nicholas Richardson

    Season:
    Summer

    Species:
    Largemouth Bass

    Structure:
    Submerged Vegetation

    Technique:
    Chatterbaits

    Nicholas Richardson Recommends These Products

    ZMan Original Chatterbait 3/8 OZ / CHARTREUSE SEXY SHAD
    ZMan Original Chatterbait 3/8 OZ / CHARTREUSE SEXY SHAD
    Sufix 832 Braid 20LB / Low-Vis Green / 150 Yards
    St. Croix Mojo Bass Glass Casting Rods 6' 10" / M / Moderate
    Shimano Curado DC 7.4:1 / Left Hand
    Googan Bandito Bug 4" / Green Pumpkin

What you need to know about fishing Pistakee Lake

The Fox Chain O Lakes is a series of 9 main lakes interconnected by channels on the Fox river. It was originally formed by glaciers thousands of years ago and then enhanced by several manmade dams throughout the years. In total, it covers roughly 7,110 acres and is located about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. With its close proximity to Chicago and abundant supply of public and private boat launches,...
Pistakee Lake Map

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Species Present

Catfish, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Muskie, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch

Coordinates

-88.2024W
42.3868N

Surface Area

7.06 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.