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Grogan

crystal?

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Grogan

crystal is really close to me never fished it. Just wondering if anyone has been out.

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TMauer14

The Robinsdale one? Ohh god. Dont get me started. Not many flags but you can hook into some dandys.

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fishtank

Never fished it, but growing up around there, I've heard of some large muskie and pike stories.....

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guisinthemeto

if it is like twin lake nothing but small fish in there.

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JIMBO55428

huge Muskies in there, Ive seen them caught!!!!

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Ralph Wiggum

Anyone care to get a newbie to the lake started? I don't need any secrets, but a starting place and/or any areas to avoid would be nice grin.gif

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Grogan

sorry should have been more clear. the burnsville crystal across from buck hill.

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JOHN T jr.

Bursville Crystal......... EAST end is good for pan fish and northern. Fish between the swimming beach and the little island. You can't miss it . There will be a little village there in a few days

The bite is best after dark.

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Grogan

is it a tough drag out to the Island? don't have a wheeler or anything.

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himjunkie13

It's really not too far actually, I live very close to the lake as well and just have a 2man portable that i drag out on foot. I reccomend the lake though, good fishing.

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Grogan

thanks went out on the 23rd marked a ton of fish but all had lock jaw. tongue.gif did pull one 16" eye. probably just a bad night will be heading back.

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JIMBO55428

Ralph Wiggum

Go straight out from the park in about 10-12 ft of water and set up tip-ups with large minnows and hang on if one goes off, very large muskies in Crystal lake in Robinsdale

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magic_minnow

Hi!

Im gonna be staying around int he Burnsville area tomorrow, and was just wondering about the ice thickness of Crystal? Plus, where can I access the lake? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

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datvbdad

=Access to Crystal is off Crystal Lake Dr. west of Portland AVe. Public Access. About 2 blocks East of 35W but access from the north is co rd 42 or Co Rd 46. Good Luck.

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