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Chisago area lakes report

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I have been out of the counrty for a couple weeks adopting a child and just got back today and was wondering how the fishing and the ice conditoins were in the chisago area lakes. I got a 16ft retractable wheel house I could pull out with my 4 wheeler, but am guessing that an outing with the portable otter is what would be safe for now.

I am thinking of trying chisago this weekend if I can sneak away for a little while, anyone had any luck yet? I can't wait to get back up north to URL or winnie, but will have to wait a couple weeks for now. I'll post my results after I finally get back out on the ice.

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I found about 7 inches of ice on Chisago Lake yesterday. A wheeler shouldn't be a problem...

Good fishin,

Matt Johnson

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I have been finding crappies in the narrows between chisago and lindstrom lake. Occassionally I have been catching a nice bass, but of course they have to go back into the lake. There is getting to be plenty of ice all over, especially for 4 wheelers.

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Chisago, any size to the crappies in the narrows? Have been hitting them on Green but all under 9" frown.gif so far. Ice on green was about 8" where I was. I did see a truck out in the west end Friday. I'll wait a little longer my self for that.

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Most of the crappies have been in the 9" range as well. I have picked up a few bigger, but not to many. I was over to south center this morning, by the hole out in front of Hazelden, and picked up a few crappies in 20 feet of water. These were also in the 9" range.

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I was out fishing on chisago last night by the A-frame with a buddy and we measured 12 solid inches of ice in the spots where we werre fishing. We got 6 crappies and a few sunnies. the craps were 8-9.5inches.

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South Center Lake was hopping with people this afternoon. We fished off the end of the penisula in the narrows and picked up several sunfish, there was a lot of people and several ventured out onto the ice with their cars and trucks. There was a solid 12" of good thick ice.

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