north edge of Crystal Lake
Amenities at Crystal Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Picnic Area
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Reports on ice thickness of area lakes have been from 2-4 inches at the beginning of this week. It has melted some the last day or two, but the weather forecast shows colder temps this weekend, so that should add some more. Four inches of ice is recommended for anglers traveling by foot with minimal gear.
For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. |
|One report of an angler catching bluegills in 8' on the edge of the dredgecut this past weekend.|
Angling is excellent following the renovation completed in 2008. Largemouth bass are very abundant and reaching sizes up to 18 inches. The bluegill fishery is going to shine the next few years. Bluegills are up over 8 inches and anglers can expect good catches of fish between 7 and 9 inches in 2013. Walleye and northern pike will be a nice bonus to anglers as well. Channel catfish should be approaching 20 inches as well.(2013)
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