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Ice on the channel?

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Any ice report on the Chisago/Lindstrom channel?

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I was told by a friend on Sun. there was no ice at all, not a bit. But after last night I'm sure there will be some. He is going to call me later in the week, I'll let everyone know what the conditions are.

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I went by there yesterday and there was one small sheet of ice in the center of the channel otherwise completely open.... I would say it MIGHT be fishable this weekend if the wind stays down.... but that doesn't look like it is going to happen so it might be a bit longer before we can get in the channel on the ice

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She was froze over this AM... but not safe by any means! South end of the lake got a sheet of ice last night as well.. still looks like the main lake has some open water... South Center is still almost 85% open water.

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Update--- It looks like the channel opened up and refroze again last night. There is some really rough ice out there that probably isn't froze all that well.. Chisago side of the lake has a thin sheet all the way across it as of this morning 11/29.. but I would say that S. Lindstrom(the other side of the channel) is still 25% open water. South Center still has a lot of open water as well.

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Deitz,

I know everyone wants to get out. Someone went through the Ice on Coon lake in the Channel a few days ago. Let's EVERYONE PLAY IT SAFE at least for another 5 days or so. If we get the 6-12 inches of snow, we've got a mess on our hands.

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There's a house out by pancake. Don't know how he got out there. But he is always the first one out there every year. Lot of open water out there.

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It takes a "special breed" or whatever you want to call it. It's just not worth it - at least to me!! I'll wait awhile

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Someone went through on Coon Lake because of some stupid cops flying through the channel in an air boat....

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True, but PRETTY STUPID to try and get out at that time. I would think someone's life is a little more important than fish!!!

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Anyone attempt to go out on the Chisago/Lindstrom channel over the weekend? I like it when we have single digit temps over night. laugh.gif

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We checked the channel on Saturday and there were four or five groups. Decided to head to the bay on Chisago off 83 since we heard there was more ice. Check out the previous Saturday report post.

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Hit the channel last Saturday afternoon/evening for a couple hours. One group of 3 was coming off when we got there...and that was it for fishermen at the time. The group said the fishing was poor, and that the other groups that had been fishing all left as well. So a buddy and I carefully checked our way out to a spot and fished. We found the ice to be about 4" or so. Fishing was slow, we got a few small crappies and a 15" walleye. I had another walleye on that came off close to the hole. While punching holes I did find an area of ice that was definitly less ice than 4 inches so its important to check ice as you go. The amount of snow we were getting seemed to cause some wet or dark areas on the ice where holes were drilled as well. So I would be really cautious next time out. I'll probably wait until this weekend to get out...hopefully things will be a little more froze up by then. Be safe...there's a long winter to fish.

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Thanks for the update.

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I'll probably wait until this weekend to get out...hopefully things will be a little more froze up by then. Be safe...there's a long winter to fish.


Sounds like waiting a few more days couldn't hurt. Unfortunately the hardwater season seems to be getting shorter and shorter.

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