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rosspj59

How is the water looking in the Chisago area? I was on pokie last weekend and the water had the green scum on top on the norther half. Is the same deal happening on the chisago lakes right now? This really doesn't seem to affect fishing much, I'm just curious. Also, any water temp reports?

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Ray Esboldt

Deitz would know for sure about Chisago. My guess is that it does have some algae going for it. Heck, I was on White Bear last night and it was pretty green for that lake. And, when does the Poke ever not look like pea soup after mid-June? grin.gif

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Shawnny B

I was out on South Lindstrom last weekend and there was the green junk on top of the water. I also noticed that on the north side of the lake it was about 71 degrees and on the south side it was 75. It has been cool the last few days so I woudlnt doubt that it would be around 71-72 threw out the whole lake right now.

I Might get out next weekend depending on if i get my lower unit or not....

Shawnny B

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Deitz Dittrich

yep, seems like there are clearer areas of the lake, but there is some deffinate weed dieing going on...

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rosspj59

Thanks for the replies guys, I might be out there tomorow depending on the weather. I'll get a report up if I make it.

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rosspj59

Fishing was ok today mainly due to the nice weather. I did not find much for size today, but I did find a few fish. My biggest fish was a quick release 15 yards from the boat on a dt10. Most of my fish came on a spinnerbait. I did get a few decent crappies on the dt10 though. The deep water bite was not working today for me with dt10's. I did get a couple slow rolling spinner baits and working them around shallow structure. Water temp was 71 degrees and the water was green, but it does not have the green scum on top yet.

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eurolarva

We had similar luck on South Center friday. Live bait did not produce as well as beetlespins. Caught some bass, crappies, sunfish and some real nice northerns on the beetle spin. My thinking is that the water is so green and the visiblity is so poor that the spinnerbaits cover so much water that it must come close to the fish and they go after it. Some of the sunfish I caught I tried throwing a wax worm on a flu flu and had no luck same with a mity mite.

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    • IceHawk
      First off welcome to the site ! Fish that area quite often and have seen some good flocks around there.  I would get out and do some glassing in the area , especially around some picked corn fields. Right now they are wintered up but will break  apart once spring gets closer. Maybe hit up a local bait store and ask around if anyone knows of a spot. Or look at the landowners list that received permits in that area. They legally have to grant permission to hunt there land but unfortunately a lot of landowners will tell you they are full even if there not  Good luck in your search. 
    • Bisonguy
      this will be my first time chasing Minnesota turkeys. Any tips on where to go around Lake Lida area? 
    • AlwaysFishing23
      When i was there all could find was perch but i only fished for about 3-4 hours all weekend. Not sure on panfish but i know the walleye bit is still pretty good. I'm sure theres plenty of panfish to be had back there though to.
    • Wanderer
      +1 here.  I miss the hills of SE MN but when I have birds walking through my yard it’s hard to leave Central MN. Its not like they’re gonna be super easy but I’m trying to get my first with a bow, and that’s not easy.  Not yet anyway.  The more days I can get in, the better.  And sticking around home makes THAT part easier. When I first started hunting turkeys it took me three seasons to kill a bird.  Then every year after that was a score with the shotgun for about 20 seasons maybe?  I’m going into my second legitimate season of effort with my bow.  Hoping two times is a charm.
    • JFitz
      I spent a little time last summer looking for weed walleyes in Niles Bay. About 10 minutes into my experiment I caught a chunky 22" on a spinner rig over a weedbed in about 10'. The weeds were growing about halfway to the surface but that fish had no problem smacking my bait. I'll keep experimenting this year.... can't wait for open water!
    • Rick
      I hear the panfish are kicking it up a bit? Any word out there?
    • Alex wilhelmi
      awesome feedback! thank you so much for the info! Ill get up ther next year, i dont want to keep any i just want to catch some nice eyes and northern.....hell, whatever! ive been in a sleeper 5 times on LOW and we only had one real good trip. upper red lake once in a sleeper caught 3 eyes in 3 days. i dont mind if i catch one or two fish, its all about the experience for me on the big water. but the girlfriend is a hard one to convince at times for a return trip if the fishing is slow. were headed to fairbault this weekend, i hope we get into something. thanks again guys! ill post a report on our trip. good luck on the ice!
    • IceHawk
      Well who else is going after long beards this spring? I was drawn for season B again no surprise. There were surplus tags left as there were last couple years.  Really like the new approach to not having to apply for the later seasons spreads the hunters out and gives guys like me the opportunity to get after them early   Been out doing some scouting and been seeing some big wintering flocks one I was glassing other day had over 60 birds in it! They have really been working over the picked corn lately.  Oh cant wait to hear the first gobble of the year 
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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      Pat, July is my best time for walleyes in the weeds! I did not cast spinner baits but did pull spinners with 1/2 crawler right along the edges in about 3' to 4' deep water. We were so close to the boat with our lines that we could see our spinners and actually see the walleyes charge out of the weeds and grab our baits! FUN!! Now, thanks to the rustys, those cabbage weed beds are gone. Cliff
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