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The Crystal Lakes Wilderness has dozens of lakes, full of exclusively native rainbow trout. Each lake is its own adventure - drive, ATV or hike in to reach that hidden fishing spot. Most lakes have far too many fish, and with a little effort and a good spinner your whole family can catch their limit in less than an hour. These lakes tend to have trout ranging from 10” to 14”, perfect for the frying pan, or just a lot of fun for kids. But if you like a little more size to your trout, a few lakes have rainbows up to 20”, and in exceptional cases up to 24”. These lakes take a little more effort to reach, but the rewards are worth it!
With so many lakes around Crystal Lake Resort has over 40 boats scattered throughout this wilderness just waiting for that adventurous fisherman. Our lodge has access to most lakes, but some require you to stay in a more remote cabin location. Call and share with us your ideal family fishing adventure and we will set you up in the perfect cabin on the perfect lake.
The fishing is so plentiful, you can almost catch them on bare hooks, but we recommend bright spinners like Blue Fox, Panther Martin, or the infamous red and white Len Thompson #8. The limit is 5 per day, 10 possession.
It is of course the proverbial “fish story” that the fishing was so good they jump in the boat. Over the course of many years at Crystal we’ve had many such experiences though. The first I can recall was as a kid when a lawyer client of my Dad’s offered to sign an affidavit stating he’d been fishing on Paddle Lake when a rainbow trout jumped in his boat. I can’t remember if my Dad ever got the affidavit, but it did make an impression on me as a little boy. Oh the dreams such a story conjured!Read More & See Pictures
The very first year I guided for my Dad he took me into a little lake called the Beaverpond. It was quite a hike, about 2 miles long along the Crystal Lake Creek. It is aptly named the Beaverpond, as the beaver dam that created it is all that makes it a lake. Without the dam it would just be a creek.Read More & See Pictures
South of Crystal Lake is a little gem of a lake we now call Kanuless. For many years it remained unnamed, as access was hike in only and no one ever went there. In the late 1990’s, when I took over from my Dad to run Crystal Lake, my brother Nathan and I decided to explore the lake. To get there you must first boat across Crystal to the far southern shore, then hike over a steep hill covered in dense timber, and then down the other side to the lake. It’s about a mile worth of hiking, but it’s not very easy without a trail.Read More & See Pictures