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November 16, 2012

Crystal Beach Lake now has more and bigger fish

Woodward, Okla. — More and bigger targets await local fishermen at Crystal Beach Lake.

"We restock the lake twice a year," Mike Lowden, facility director, said. "This year we've increased the size and quantity of fish. Last year fishermen expressed an interest in larger fish, so fortunately this year we were able to budget for a little better selection."

Lowden said the decision to add more and larger fish came from a survey.

 "Last year we conducted a survey with the purpose of getting in touch with the fisherman and giving them a quality experience out there," Lowden said. "When fishermen purchased their license last year they were asked to fill out a survey card which asked for them to describe the quality of their trip and to give suggestions on how to improve it, as well as basic info to help us keep in touch with the fisherman and find out what their needs and wants are."

Just how much of an improvement can fishermen expect?

"We went up to a range of 1/2 lb to 3 lbs, so we've got a little bit better selection than last year. Last year I think our biggest was 1 1/2 lb or 2 lb. One of the largest requests from fishermen was for bigger fish, so that’s what we gave them," Lowden said.

But thats not the only change Crystal Beach fisherman have to look forward to.

"Another interesting thing this year is the removal of the permit requirement," Lowden said. "The public no longer needs to buy a permit for fishing. The limit does stay the same however, 6 fish a day, 12 in possession after the first day."

As of Nov 15 Crystal Beach now has an additional 728 rainbow trout totaling around 400 pounds of fish.

"We're happy to improve their fishing experience," Lowden said.

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