Crystal Lake, Dane County

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9/18/16 @ 7:05 PM
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SCOTTBOLTZ
SCOTTBOLTZ
USER since 7/4/01

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Went out today and managed to boat four largies and have one break off on a hookset. Nothing big, largest one was 15.5". Bad fishing conditions with high blue bird skies and the water was warmer than what I had hoped for (70°-73°). I caught my PB (6lb 6oz) last year on Sept 15th, but it was much cooler at this time last year.

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9/17/16 @ 2:52 PM
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CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
USER since 11/22/10

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

This lake has gone down hill ever since the carp and yellow bass moved in about 10 years ago. Both species population really took off at about the same time.  Weed growth has never been the same since and those little strippers can really have an appetite, I don't mind catching a good sized one but they all seem to be about 4'' and there's times I can't keep them off the hook.

    This may sound contrivertial, but I wouldn't mind it if the poisoned this lake. When I say poison I mean they put this stuff in the water that only effects animals with gills and they basically suffocate them to death, not effecting frogs, turtles, humans, ect. Thats what they're doing over the ridge on Mud Lake a.k.a. Marx Pond, 

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9/16/16 @ 10:03 PM
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bass abductor
bass abductor
USER since 9/13/03

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

Wow cant believe how bad bass fishing sounds on Crystal. I can remember 3 guys in boat and boating over 150 bass in 6 hrs.  Lots of those were shorts but we had 40 that were over 14 inches.  What happend out there?  I remember lots of nice shoreline wood and good weeds.


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9/16/16 @ 8:14 PM
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Aim_Low
Aim_Low
USER since 6/15/08

MOON PHASE
Full Moon

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

I've done 6, 3 and 2 on my last 3 tripS. Its been pretty windy as well But I snapped a rod the last time out which out a damper on it. I have not caught anything over Probably 16" in the last few trips

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9/13/16 @ 2:16 PM
JusTwaiT
JusTwaiT
USER since 5/1/15

Aim,

I've caught a near 5lb bass using swimjig in 4 fow last year in the mid hot summer day and CPR. This year just a few dingy ones using senko worms.

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9/2/16 @ 7:25 AM
Aim_Low
Aim_Low
USER since 6/15/08

Sent you a PM.  Thank you

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9/1/16 @ 11:27 AM
Dr. Fisher
Dr. Fisher
USER since 9/1/16

Aim Low, I had a similar incident with this lake.  Earlier this year I had caught about a 4.5lber (was released), but the quality of this lake has gone down hill.  I'm willing to share what I know and experience with you to get better on this lake.  Message me if you like. 

Edited on 9/1/16 11:27 AM
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9/1/16 @ 7:37 AM
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Aim_Low
Aim_Low
USER since 6/15/08

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

This lake can suck it lol....spent about 10 hours across two days yet again this last weekend in search of the elusive bass.....sounds ridiculous right?  Should be easy, right?  i've literally fished shoreline 90% around the entire lake with spinnerbaits, squarebills, swimjigs, swimbaits, i've dropped beavers and jigs on any "junk" i can find, i've cranked, drop shotted, pitched on all of the deep weeds i can locate, the only bass was caught by my wife under a bobber with minnow (8" approx length)...........nada...where the hell are they!!!

this lake has pushed me into something that i don't want to do, offer a reward of one free 12pk of your choice (that can be found locally) with information leading to the catching of any bass over 10"

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7/4/16 @ 7:53 PM
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rufiss
rufiss
USER since 2/20/05

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

 Fishing was really slow over the weekend except for this morning.Fished from 6:30 am till 8:30 am. ended up with 10 nice crappie.                             Lost count on the striper and a few perch.     Nice ending to a great weekend

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6/9/16 @ 6:47 AM
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dkhunter83
dkhunter83
USER since 1/12/14

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fished from 630-dark. Got on some crappies right away in 8-9 FOW using minnow,jig, and slip bobber. They shut down after an hour so I moved to the shallows, caught 3 white bass and another crappie. Talked to several groups at the landing, they were catching a few bluegills in the shallows but a lot of small ones

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