• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Grogan

crystal?

Recommended Posts

Grogan

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TMauer14

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fishtank

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
guisinthemeto

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JIMBO55428

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grogan

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Grogan

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

Announcements



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • Borch
      It usually pays off finding your own fish.   Nice report.
    • Borch
      Welcome to the forum.  Lots of good options already given.  Have some fun!
    • ozzie
      The fish are out there and they go hot and cold on the bite but they are catchable!  Anytime you can get the kids out fishing is worth it in my opinion!  Take them up and wet a line is about the only way you will find out if they can catch anything or not.  The main thing to look for before going to Red is the week leading up to the date you plan on fishing is to watch the wind speed and direction.  If blowing from the west for a few days the water stirs up and gets hard to fish. 
    • ANYFISH2
      Welcome TheEyesofanAngler! A ton of good bass lakes around the area.  For numbers of 2 to 4 lb bass, the eastern Todd County lakes near Burtrum and NW Morrison county are hard to beat as well.
    • Wanderer
      Good job guys!
    • YellowFinRed
      Have only been out a couple of times now but did get a 5.5 lb walleye my first 10 minutes out in 16 feet of water. Lots of fish in the 16-20 feet range. No jumping in the boat but catching fish on the mid lake areas. I'll be darned if I'll sit under a bridge with other boats when you can catch fish out on the lake without others boaters around.
    • Gillraker
      Any reports from Buffalo?  I would imagine that they are doing OK right out in front of the marina/beach.  Anybody?
    • DonkeyHodey
      agree with gimruis.  look to the river. Your chances of catching a 3# bass or better are exponentially better on the river.  (There's a reason SC/mississippi was chosen for the Gov's opener last year--the Mississippi around here is really a world class smallmouth fishery.)  (most river rats will tell you that you can essentially catch smallies any time of year and often as by-catch while targeting other species.)  Below the SC dam is pretty much catch and release only (all 12-20 inchers must be released) but it's quite loaded with big smallies! (and lots of good shore areas on public land)  Just be prepared to lose a few lures on snags... Frankly, If you want to stick to lakes, I think you can pretty much pick a lake in a 30 mile radius...--most produce bass in good quantity, it's just years may vary in terms of sizes.  Clearwater is good.  Consider Bass lake adjacent to it.  (...it's not just a clever name.)
    • Wanderer
      Haha!  Based on our conversation at the truck I’m going to edit that comment a teeny bit!  Cuz I know both of us had a workout.  I was still sore yesterday but it was a good sore. 😎
    • gimruis
      I like Clearwater too.  I haven't fished in in a couple years now but I used to and we caught a lot of fish out there.  The one negative was all the competition - there seemed to be a tournament almost every weekend. Another overlooked place to target smallmouth: RIVERS.  The Sauk River and the Mississippi between St Cloud and Elk River is plum full of bass and receives minimal fishing pressure (its just my opinion but rivers in general are very under fished here in MN).