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Forest Lake / Chisago City Area Shore Fishing

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I'm coming up this weekend to race the Chisago Lakes Triathlon on Sunday and wouldn't mind getting some fishing in Saturday late afternoon/evening. Any good shore fishing possibilities available in the area? Not looking for any particular species, but just a chance to relax a bit the evening before the race.

Thanks.

Andy

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The sunrise river is pretty good. Its not too far from

there.

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There are nice public peirs to fish off on South Lindstrom lake@ Park Point behind the Dinner Bell in Lindstrom. Another on Chisago Lake @ Paridise Park in Chisago city kinda east behind Faimly Dollar store area. Another in Center City just off hwy 8 by the channel under 8 across from the bank or mall on North Center lake.

Good Luck,

Harp

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From what I have seen its going to be tough shore fishing in some of the usual spots. With the water levels WAY down and the weeds thicker than crap it makes it tough to shore fish.

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Yes the public peirs will be hard to fish and slow. best bet is to (if you do not mind walking in the water) Is to work the shore behind lakeside school on little Green. You can park at the school when school is out walk behind school and wade the shore and hit the docks. There is a dock at lindberg landing on Chisago chanel also that can be good at times. But if you are just looking to soak a sucker the peir at the beach (same place as the race) can be fun. I do alot of shore fishing and wading the shore hitting docks and pads for bass is a good option this time of year. And you can stop a Frankies for more info they are always good to me grin.gif Weightless worms under docks seems to be working and top water baits are starting to get action. Hopeyou have a good time. See you at the race (I will be one of the people handing you a water on the bike trail grin.gif)

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Shorefisher,

Thanks for the tips. Wouldn't mind wading a bit to fish at all. I'll just throw the rod in and an arsenal of plastics and top water and see what I come up with. Also, Thanks for volunteering out on the race course. Looks like it will be a bit warm this weekend, so I'm sure I'll be loading up on fluids during the race. This will be my first time up in the area, so I'm looking forward to it.

Andy

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Good luck with the race and the fishing. I'm sure you will do fine with both.

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