Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
SupaMan

Are the ice out yet on the Chisago area lakes?

13 posts in this topic

Anybody?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Tunrevir~ cool.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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~

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • steiger
      Just curious if anyone else was out on the chain braving the rain sat and sunday? 
    • Wanderer
      Contact the DNR if there are serious concerns.  Tournaments have to be permitted through them.  If they're not handling the fish correctly, they might lose their permit.
    • certified jumbo
      Trophy....
    • Rick
      A 6-mile section of the Glacial Lakes State Trail will be closed as contractors work on improvements, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
      Trail users will see intermittent closures until June 1 as workers remove trees and brush that are near the work area. The segment between the trailhead in Willmar and Spicer’s south side at Progress Way is scheduled to close on June 5 as workers begin mill and overlay work on the trail’s westernmost 6 miles. The project is scheduled for completion by Aug. 25. In addition to a smooth, new surface, trail users will enjoy new benches, improved accessibility, and paved crossings at gravel road intersections. The current 8-foot trail width will also be expanded to 10 feet. “We think our trail users will be pleased with these improvements,” said Jeremy Losinski, area supervisor for the DNR’s Parks and Trails Division. “The wider trail will provide easier passage. Plus, the smoother pavement replaces the trail’s oldest paved surface, which is now more than 20 years old. It had deteriorated and reached the end of its life cycle.” Contractors will also be replacing several culverts along the trail to provide better drainage. “While we want to make sure everyone is safe, there will still be opportunities to use parts of the trail during construction,” Losinski said. “The construction will start in Willmar and work its way toward Spicer, so small portions of the trail will have limited use. Our trail users may not be able to go all the way from Willmar to Spicer during times in the construction process. We just ask that our trail users obey the closure signs and avoid construction equipment.” Prinsburg-based Duininck, Inc., is the contractor. Construction updates will be posted on the DNR’s Glacial Lakes State Trail Web page. The 22-mile western segment of the Glacial Lakes State Trail links Willmar with the Kandiyohi/Stearns County line. The 5-mile eastern segment connects Roscoe to Cold Spring. Built on the former Burlington Northern railroad grade, a total of 27 miles is paved as the trail cuts across the border between Minnesota’s western tallgrass prairie and eastern deciduous forest. Discuss below - to view set the hook here.
    • PRO-V
      Rebuilding the shoreline.
    • BassThumb.
      The four I use are pretty shallow for at least the first hundred yards, but I've never damaged my boat or prop. Just gotta take it slow and trim the motor up.    I use Isle, Cove, Garrison, and the one near the casino, Shaboshkung or whatever.
    • Jarrid Houston
      great fish!
    • flagislanddan
      Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!   On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.   Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.   We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
    • flagislanddan
      5/22/17  Flag Island Resort Fishing Report Lake of the Woods NW Angle Greetings fishermen and women! Its great being back in the swing of things and better yet in the boat! Both the MN and Ontario season is now open and fishing has been great! Staffers here at Flag Island Resort have been busy getting ready for the upcoming summer months with some deep cleaning, window washing, grounds work and remodeling!   On the Minnesota side anglers have been catching nice saugers, walleyes and perch. Soon the crappies should be finding their way into the shallows around Angle Inlet and other small creeks and the walleyes have spawned out over the past couple of weeks. With the warmer temps that started out last week anglers were finding fish in shallower water between 5-17 feet now, with the cooler temps, rain and winds most of the fish have been pushed deeper into the 16-26 foot range. Points and reefs close to large land masses adjacent to sand and rubble have been hot locations. Anglers have found fish near Soldier’s, Little Oak, Oak Island and NW Point. The water surface temp has been in that 50-55 degree range. Right now it seems like everything is working from ¼ to 3/8 jigs to slow trolling with raps in the shallows as well as trolling spinners keeping on the move at 0.9 mph.   Over in Ontario, the walleye, sauger, crappie, perch and pike have been hungry. Perch and crappie should be spawning soon. Crappies are being caught around the 20 foot mark . Sandy bays and points have been best for the walleye and crappie bite while the perch are still caught in the rocks. Many pike have been caught in areas with current. There have been reports of a lot of smallmouth mixed in with the walleyes.  Jigging with a ¼-3/8 ounce jig has been the ticket and the water temp has been around 49-52 degrees.   We hope to see you up here soon! Until next week, good luck fishing! Guides Dan Schmidt, Jeremy Glessing and Cale Albers Flag Island Resort 218-223-8011
    • hydrashack
      Going up on 6/3.     Just looking for water temps and reports for what the bass might be doing.     Thanks, Shack