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Lake: Crystal Reservoir
Fish: Yellow Perch

Curt Gowdy State Park Ice Fishing

Post By: Segan      Posted: 2/15/2021 8:45:21 PM     Points: 1405    
Talked with several folks at Granite, Crystal, Upper and Lower North Crow, and have been fishing Crystal Reservoir.
For Perch (Crystal & Granite) the bite has been rather good mornings and late afternoons. The best baits have been Waxworm, Mealworm, Shrimp or Cutbait. Fished with small tungsten jigs, Small Rapala or Mini Spoons. Water depths vary from 8 to 15 feet, with most around 10 feet. Fishing from the lake bottom up about a foot. Fishing with ultra-light rods jigging and dead sticking. Average size has been around 7 to 9 inches with the occasional 10-13 inch (12-inch for Master Angler).
For Trout (All 4 lakes) Bite has been good through the day, Bait has been similar to Perch with a few people using Green Worms or Night Crawlers. Small Pieces of bait to tip jigs or spoons. Bait less lures have been very unproductive. Fishing light rod jigging or dead stick. Fishing from the lake bottom up to bottom of the ice (yes, I have caught alot just inches under the ice). Average size has been 9 to 11 Inch Stockers, with a few larger. The Biggest was 17-inch Rainbow from Granite. Water depth has been best around 15 to 20 feet of water.
When the ice was not covered in snow, sunny days were very productive good strong bites, but since the snow cover the bites have slowed and gotten very light.
All of the above information can also be seen at Sloan lake and Lake Absarraca in Cheyenne.

May your hat never get washed!
Brian A