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Are the ice out yet on the Chisago area lakes?

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I would say probably as Forest is all the way open and is larger then most of the lakes in Chisago. Call Frankies bait they'll let you know.

Tunrevir~

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as of about 9pm last night, Green still had some ice on it, not a ton, but there was still ice there, the boat landing was clear, but a shift in the wind would change that. As of this morning (monday) South Center still had quite a bit of ice(maybe 50%?), the boat landing was free, but again a shift in the wind and it wouldnt be. Chisago was clear of ice(still some piled on the shore in places) Kroon was clear of ice. I didn't see north center, I would assume it was clear.

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South Center, North Center, North and South Lindstrom and the Greens all still have tons of ice. I drove by this morning and looks like its is going to be a week or so with the cold weather we have right now. I hope it is off earlier but its not looking good right now.

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Forest lake one is wide open right now and ready to fish, the other 2 basins I haven't had a chance to look at but one was wide ope as far as the eye could see and that was aided with binoculars.

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There a boats on Green now as I type. the channel (Chisago/Lindstrom) still had a little ice but should clear tonight (you could still get a boat in if you really wanted to.

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there r no ice on forest lake as far my eyes can see. hopefully i can get my boat ready by this wknd so i can get out and chasing some crappies!!!! grin.gif

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Matty might want to set up your ice shack inside your boat and fish out of it from the sounds of the weather for the next few days! grin.gif

Tunrevir~

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The wind tok care of most of the lakes last night...I wonder if there has ever been a year where they thawed and re-froze?

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I saw a small pond that was refroze this morning. I'm not thinking that I would walk on though.

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tunervir no need to set up my ice shack in my boat. its not that cold come on!!! grin.gif

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Matty, your hardcore my friend! I may have to put my shack up in my boat but I don't think it'd fit in the "TinCan". grin.gif

Tunrevir~

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haha i ll lent u my icehouse for charge of 100 dollar per day to use it on ur tincup..haha, r u plannin on goin to red wing this wknd??

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