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chisago water color

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

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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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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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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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