Crystal Lake, Dane County

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12/2/16 @ 7:30 PM
CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
USER since 11/22/10

Pump for the lake is back on.  With all the rain we had this summer it will drop the lake about a foot until it reaches the "normal" high water mark.

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11/7/16 @ 11:49 AM
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wisrivman
wisrivman
USER since 12/7/09

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

Thanks guys, it was 9" long, thought could be a shad also, but again, orange fins looked strange.

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11/6/16 @ 7:57 PM
minners
minners
USER since 1/20/07

It is a golden shiner. I catch them all time ice fishing Mostly in lakes up north. But they are in lakes down here too.

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11/6/16 @ 7:47 PM
snagger54
snagger54
USER since 2/9/14

It looks  like a Shad? 

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11/6/16 @ 7:21 PM
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wisrivman
wisrivman
USER since 12/7/09

MOON PHASE (39%)
Waxing Crescent

Fished from shore, for pan fish, started with a bass and catfish, then tied into all species. Got some crappie, a perch, a white bass, and numerous gills. 10 Just made cut for freezer. Does anyone know what type of fish this is, the orange fins threw me off ? Kinda looks like a chub.

Edited on 11/6/16 7:22 PM
Crystal Lake, Dane County Photo
Crystal Lake, Dane County Photo
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10/22/16 @ 6:27 PM
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SCOTTBOLTZ
SCOTTBOLTZ
USER since 7/4/01

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Was out all day today and only managed one bass that weighed two pounds.  The water was 56 degrees with only a couple inches of visibility.  Had hoped to find some feeding up for winter, but couldn't buy a bite.  It truly is a shame what this lake has become.

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9/18/16 @ 6:05 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 @ 1:52 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 @ 9:03 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 @ 7:14 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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