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Crystal Lake, Dane County

Crystal Lake, Dane County
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8/21/19 @ 10:23 PM
low-tech
User since 5/10/06

It might be time to rethink the future of Crystal Lake.  Pumping is not a long-term solution and, after about 15 years of rising water levels, maybe its time to accept that the water table in the area is fundamentally and irreversibly changed. 

Devils Lake in ND has had similar issues.  For those on the lake my hope is that there would be federal or state support to allow them to move out. Very difficult situation to be sure. 

8/21/19 @ 9:38 PM
LJ Walleye Master
LJ Walleye Master
User since 9/6/13

Drove by the Lake today, first time in a long time, omg!  I am just sick at the condition it is in.  Where the old landing was is just about non-exsistant, there’s a small gravel entrance and that’s it.  I didn’t see any boats.   The water level is really high, I feel really sorry for the people who have lost their homes or have damage.  It’s going to take a long time to get back to normal, if it ever will?

6/27/19 @ 6:21 PM
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Waning Crescent
CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
User since 11/22/10

Search and rescue is going on out here right now.  They've been out there a couple hours.  Which isn't a good sign....

Edit :  Saw a report that both people in a conoe were found safe.

5/13/19 @ 9:27 PM
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Waxing Gibbous
CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
User since 11/22/10

Suprised to see nobody has commented on the high water or status of the public launch.  In case you haven't been by or seen some news reports, this lake is messed up big time.  Lake pump will run until August, but with epic flooding last fall and early this spring when the ground was still frozen.  This is what we got.  Good amount of rain lately, so the pump has held it's own, lake level hasn't gone up or down, just holding steady.  Praying for some dry hot days this summer, even though I'm a farmer. 

3/20/19 @ 5:29 PM
CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
User since 11/22/10

In case you haven't seen any of the news reports the water level is at a record high.  Shoeppe's is in trouble, and Crylstal Lake Campground is screwed....like really screwed.....

2/2/19 @ 11:13 AM
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Waning Crescent
muskyhans1
User since 2/23/17

Here is my video from the fishery last weekend. I somehow found an area which had alot of bluegills 

1/28/19 @ 3:42 PM
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Waning Crescent
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digher
User since 4/8/13

Went out on 26th in the am & 27th pm.  Ice was 10".  Quite a bit of snow.  Saw several trucks on the lake.

Caught about a dozen fish with the majority being 6" perch, a couple crappie and white bass? and a bluegill.

Mostly jigging with a waxworm.  Plenty of lookers. 

1/25/19 @ 8:30 PM
digher
User since 4/8/13

Drilled a hole 50 and 100 yards out from boat landing.  Ice was 10 " in both places.  

Somebody drove a vehicle out and put a couple permanent shanties up.


1/23/19 @ 12:45 PM
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MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous
CrystalLakeMonster
CrystalLakeMonster
User since 11/22/10

Fisharee hosted by Schoeppes this Saturday.  Registration 6-9am.  Weigh ins by 2pm.  Should be a hoot.  The open water I was talking about earlier froze over a couple days ago and with all this snow, it's impossible to tell where it is.  Avoid the SE corner  off the end of the big crack and 200 yards out in front of Crystal Lake Estates near the boat launch, can't be more than a couple inches thick.

1/20/19 @ 9:02 PM
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muskyhans1
User since 2/23/17

Went out on crystal lake a week ago. We caught 9 bluegill and a perch in a little over 3 hours of fishing slow but was nice to not have many people around us 

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