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lotsofish

Green Lake smallies do exists, here's proof.

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lotsofish

Well mpester, here is your vindication. (Although I believed you all along...)

Out on Green Lake (Chisago Co) this morning, I caught this smallie in the rock piles right between the main lake and Little Green. Caught it on a jig with a 2" powerbait grub.

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The pictures aren't perfect as they are just from my cell phone camera, but if you click on it you can see it better.

It ain't a rocky and it sure ain't no perch!

This little guy only measured in at 10.5" but he sure fought like a smallie. I thought it was going to be around 2 pounds before I saw it. I guess he's probably a transport, it had a scar under it's jaw where it looked like it had been hooked before. Green probably has a few limited areas that might work for smallie spawning grounds though if there were enough of them, don't you think?

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Dan Brelje

WOW...that first one is def. a smallie. that is crazy. if i had to guess i would say they are transports as well.

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YUM

Yup my parnter boated about a 14'' smallie out there around a month ago...

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lotsofish

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WOW...that first one is def. a smallie.


Both pics are the same fish, but yeah the color is a bit off between the two pictures so they look a bit different.

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AugieAngler

I caught em too this summer, wading off to the right of the landing. It was mostly crappies, but there were a few smallies around 12 inches.

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bassin

I caught one on Friday. And there was one weighed in at the Frankies tourney as well.

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mpester

I wonder when these got into the lake and who put them in. Sounds like they are more common than I was thinking. Do you think smallmouth will do well in an off colored lake like Green? How big was the one entered into the tournament?

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JBMasterAngler

My guess is it came from either the croix or white bear. Looks like someone wants a little more variety in green. Probably someone that lives on or near the lake put them in there.

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lotsofish

I don't know specifics about smallie spawning areas, but aren't they similar to walleyes? I know the DNR website says that some walleyes do successfully spawn in Green, so maybe the smallies could too? If there really are that many of them in there, they might take hold and be there permanently. I don't know if that would be a good thing or a bad thing. Obviously it's illegal to introduce fish into a lake (I would never do it), especially if it came from the St Croix with the possibility of spreading zebra muscles and such. Also, who knows what might it do to disrupt the other fish species in the lake. Smallies are great though and it would be nice to have a few more lakes with them, just maybe not from "vigilante stockers". smirk.gif

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JBMasterAngler

I don't think they'll ever become too established in green. There might be a possible spot here and there where they can spawn, but I honestly don't believe they'll be able to compete with the largemouths or even the sunfish.

I love smallies though, they are by far my favorite fish to catch. Wish there were a few areas in the metro area where I could catch numbers and size of smallies like I do up north.

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Ray Esboldt

Well, I'll be bit. I do know of a couple other metro lakes that have received sub-legal transfusions of smallmouth. There's really no other way to explain it on land locked lakes.

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BoxMN

Hey MPester, I knew you knew what a smallie was all along smile.gif

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