Weekday outings are held on Wednesdays and Fridays. Fishing from 7 am to 12 noon within a hour drive from the St. Charles area. After a good morning of reeling in those fish we all head out to lunch locally to talk about our morning on the water. For more information please contact the coordinator for that event.
The WDO team has put together a challenging and fun agenda for 20224 with 4 Wednesday boating outings and 7 Friday boating outings plus a local Friday shore-fishing finale in October." We included 4 of our perennial favorites twice. We’ll fish each of those 4 venues early in the year when the bite is at it’s best and we’ll hit each of them again in the warmer months when they’re a little harder to catch. By then we’ll find those venues easier to find, navigate, and fish, and we’ll all be better anglers.
Braidwood Lake is located in Will County approximately 1.25 miles south of the Village of Braidwood adjacent to U.S. Route 53.
Largemouth or Smallmouth Bass: 15? minimum length limit; 3 fish daily limit
Hybrid Striped Bass: 3 fish 17? or longer; 10 fish daily limit
Como Lake is a 955 acre lake located in Walworth County. It has a maximum depth of 9 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass and Northern Pike.
The lake is a popular destination for fishing, with a wide variety of fish species including largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, and walleye. There are also several fishing tournaments held at the lake throughout the year. A two-lane concrete boat ramp with car/trailer parking is available. Boat rentals are available from the bait shop. 2-pole and line fishing only.
Powers Lake is a 451 acre lake located in Walworth, Kenosha Counties. It has a maximum depth of 33 feet. Visitors have access to the lake from public boat landings. Fish include Panfish, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye. The lake's water is moderately clear.
Ramp location is 8667-8651 Wilmers Landing Rd, East Troy, WI 53120
The lake has a maximum depth of 52 feet and is home to a variety of fish species, including walleye, bass, northern pike, and panfish. It has several public boat launches and fishing piers, as well as several marinas and boat rental facilities.
This event is pending change
Location of launch to be determined closer to event.
Description: At its widest point, the Des Plaines River is approximately 180 feet wide. The narrower sections are closer to 30 feet wide. The average width of the river is between 40 and 100 feet. Depth varies from location to location, but the average depth of the Des Plaines River is 3 feet during normal water levels.