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Offline Joe in T.C.

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CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« on: Jan 14, 2022, 02:19 PM »
Drove by Crystal lake today 01-14-2022

The ice off Alden street what just skim ice.
The same for Hurdmans Bay.

If it stays cold it shouldn't be long.



Off Alden Street



Hurdmans Bay

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #1 on: Jan 14, 2022, 03:24 PM »
that's good news. did you check beulah? most years you can fish in town a week ur so before the deep waters.
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #2 on: Jan 14, 2022, 03:59 PM »
that's good news. did you check beulah? most years you can fish in town a week ur so before the deep waters.

I didn't see anyone out there but it did have ice, I will check it next  time I drive by,  hoping to look at Lobb rd as well

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2022, 08:23 AM »
1st ice on crystal can be awesome
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #4 on: Jan 16, 2022, 09:43 AM »
After the past few days of temps and light winds we should have ice soon and I would guess there are people fishing by town.  I haven't made it up there yet but got a report there was a shanty and people fishing on Betsie bay at the end of the week.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #5 on: Jan 21, 2022, 02:20 PM »
Got the report today she is locked up on the west end.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #6 on: Jan 21, 2022, 09:10 PM »
With next weeks cold snap its going down for real soon
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2022, 11:00 AM »
I think crystal is my next spot to fish.

target : Burbot, northern pike, lake trout
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2022, 12:55 PM »
Is there safe ice to fish smelt grounds off Lobb? Thinking about making the drive but Iím a couple hours away. Any report world be great.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #9 on: Jan 22, 2022, 04:02 PM »
Drove by Crystal Lake today _ Saturday 01-22-2022

Seen one guy fishing off Beulah in front of Crystal Lake Marina.

The wind would really kick up at times causing whiteouts.

A lot of blue skim ice pushed up on shore. It looks mostly locked up with some spots of open water.

I'm thinking just off Beulah for now, but that could change fast with this cold.


Off Crystal lake Marina


Last weeks skim ice


Hurdmans Bay

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #10 on: Jan 22, 2022, 05:49 PM »
Thanks for the update!

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #11 on: Jan 23, 2022, 09:45 AM »
If anyone is going to be out there this weekend let me know.
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #12 on: Jan 24, 2022, 12:16 PM »
I'd like to get out there this weekend if it's going to be good ice. Heading to Benzie county with a couple of buddies this friday. i'd love to pull a couple lakers through the ice there someday, but not sure if the ice will be safe in the deep water.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #13 on: Jan 24, 2022, 01:37 PM »
Joe,even though I dont fish up that way,just wanted to say thanks for all the updates. Your posts are much appreciated. You must go through a lot of gas !
"Yes officer, my chocolate lab did shoot me,with my brothers 12 gauge"!  11-8-87,true story!          "Sorry were late mom,Chris & me just got done with a cow hunt,we each got a big black Angus with our muzzleloaders"!  (the Christmas eve cow hunt w/ my son; 2004 !

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #14 on: Jan 25, 2022, 12:56 AM »
Joe,even though I dont fish up that way,just wanted to say thanks for all the updates. Your posts are much appreciated. You must go through a lot of gas !
he doesnt need gas.... He uses his wings because he is an ice fishing angel lol
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #15 on: Jan 25, 2022, 06:07 AM »
If anyone is on crystal this weekend PM me. I'm not saying we have to meet. just trade info on if the fish are biting or not.
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #16 on: Jan 25, 2022, 11:09 AM »
Thanks Guys, much appreciated.

I like to check on my favorite spots and post conditions when I can.
Running a four banger Scooby Doo that gets great gas mileage. So the gas isn't too bad :)

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #17 on: Jan 26, 2022, 09:08 AM »
joe you drive the mystery mobile?
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #18 on: Jan 26, 2022, 09:14 AM »
That's going to make it a lot easier to figure out where he is fishing.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #19 on: Jan 26, 2022, 11:15 AM »
joe you drive the mystery mobile?

 LOL, I been calling a Subaru a Scooby Doo since I picked it up at Sleder's. ;D
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #20 on: Jan 26, 2022, 01:17 PM »
Man those awd Subarus will go though some nasty stuff
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #21 on: Jan 26, 2022, 05:05 PM »
i will be on foot this trip with a 1man pullover. i'll have my black lab helping me to tow the sled around.
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #22 on: Jan 26, 2022, 06:25 PM »


Taken from the North Shore this afternoon

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #23 on: Jan 27, 2022, 08:04 AM »
looks good to me.
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #24 on: Jan 27, 2022, 10:50 AM »


The wind yesterday didn't do us much good, taken on the west end this morning.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #25 on: Jan 28, 2022, 11:50 AM »
I see some crazy guys walked out to 160 foot areas. At least three or four groups. Iím  fishing off lobb road 3-5inches of ice

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #26 on: Jan 28, 2022, 12:05 PM »
Thanks for the update JD, buddy said he saw a shanty off Beulah beach.  Looking at my first crystal trip next weekend.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #27 on: Jan 28, 2022, 12:11 PM »
@JD...are there returning boot tracks? Maybe the white caps turned them around.....lol too ballsy for me i like fishing too much.

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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #28 on: Jan 28, 2022, 07:14 PM »
16Ē of ice in town. Everybody I saw going out to the deep water actually made it back everybody had a spud no machines out in the deep.Wonít take Long for machines on whole lake. temperatures in single digits tonight. I managed to get a good mess perch in 70 feet who wouldíve thought
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Re: CRYSTAL LAKE 2022
« Reply #29 on: Jan 29, 2022, 06:45 AM »
Holy cheese wiz! Thatís long way down lol

 



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