north edge of Crystal Lake
18.4 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Amenities at Crystal Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Picnic Area
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. |
|Bluegill - Fair: The bluegill bite is slowing down some but fish can still be caught. Fish with a popper or a bobber set shallow for the bluegills closer to shore. Or try with a slip bobber for the bluegills near the deeper dredged water (11-13'). Casting a lighter jig and letting it slowly sink will also catch some fish. Tip with a worm or leech.|
|Largemouth Bass - No Report: Try on the Dredge cut weedline or up close to the rock shorelines.|
|Walleye - No Report: An occasional walleye may be caught near the edge of the dredge cut along the edge of the curlyleaf.|
Bluegill and crappie angling has been excellent at Crystal Lake. Bluegills range in size from 7-8 inches with a few fish approaching 9 inches. Crappie are 8-10 inches with an occasional larger fish. Largemouth bass angling remains good with fish over 18 inches available. Quality northern pike and walleye will be a bonus catch when angling at Crystal Lake.(2014)
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