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BigPointBlake

How's the ice over going in the Chisago area? South Center in particular. Any info would be most appreciated. Thanks
-BPB

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Deitz Dittrich

I answered this on the meto page.. will answer here too.. NOTYET.. still open water on both as of the 26th.. I'll check today too a little later.

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Deitz Dittrich

As promised BPB-

Some people are venturing into the small bays on South Center and North Center... the main lake is still wide open as of 12-2 morning.. but then again its like 10 degrees out now...

There was a small permanent fish house set up in the channel of chisago also.. but open water on both sides of the channel also!

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Deitz Dittrich

BPB- I did hear that a house went threw on Friday on Wispering bay of South center.. nobody in it thank goodness..

just be safe!

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BigPointBlake

Thanks for the report. I heard some people were out fishing on Friday. I went north of Mille Lacs to be on the safe side. I think it will be a little safer this weekend. Should be 3-5" in the bays if the weather stays cold. Good Luck and thanks again.
-BPB

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eyeballs

I drove by the Chisago channel yesterday to check it out. Saw the permanent that Exudedude was talking about. I also saw one portable. I went out a few yard and punched a a couple of holes and found 3in. at best. I decided that Coon was a safer option and went there instead. I will be on Chisago's channel thursday however. I'll let you guys know.

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Deitz Dittrich

Thanks eyeballs....

What time will you be there, maybe I will stop by after work and see how your doing.. Its on my way home.

There were a few portables out from the access on South Center last night... Cant be mroe than 2" tho.. it was open water saturday!

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Me and a buddy are gonna hit our south center honey hole up tonight. I contaced the guy from frankies bait, and he said there is anywhere from 4" to 8" of ice. is this true. My freind is on his way up right now to check it out and he said if it wasn't thick enough he would call me i hope it is good to go

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seekingwalleye

Any news yet on South Center????

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eyeballs

Sorry Exudedude, but I don't have any report for Thursday, becuase I didn't make it out. And since I am W/O the internet at my house for the moment I am a bit behind. I did however get out to Peltier this afternoon for some sunnie action. Not real fast, but steady. Hawgtime and I managed to get 20 nice sized sunnies and about 30 smaller ones. Also caught three bonus bass and a couple of northerns. 10-15ft.

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Deitz Dittrich

Thanks for the report eyeballs..

I wont be able to make it out till sunday.. not sure where I am headin yet... If I had to guess It would be the main lake of Chisago.. I'll let you know if I make it out!

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Went to south center friday. There is about 4" to 6" ice, not sure about the middle of the lake. Fished for crappies and got skunked. not a bite. But it felt good to get back out on the ice. Not sure how it is gonna hold up this week with all the warm weather we are supposed to get.

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Deitz Dittrich

ECC--where on South Center did you go?

I live right across the street from the lake.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

North east side of the lake, where the long narrow bay is to drive on the lake. but don't worry no driveing here. We were in about 17 feet of water. The vexilar was showing a few fish here and there but nothing would bite, no matter what we try. This was the first time i have ever been skunked there. I was there from 3:30pm till about 9:30pm. not one bite. Tapped more holes in search of fish in deeper and shallower water not a fish on the screen. i got all the way out to about 30 feet of water but as i got farther out the the ice got thinner and i didn't want to risk it. I am thinking of trying the eagles nest on Chisago lake. Any one else have any luck anywhere.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Hammer i agree there is alot of small perch there. At the right time though there is alot of crappies. Let me know how the fishing goes, if you guys get out there. I might hit it up sunday

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seekingwalleye

was out on south center today...pretty slow...anybody else out there today do any better?...there was some portables scattered around out there...especially when sun down came.

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walleye29us

i was in the channel fishing 2 days ago,,,,,,,,GOT SKUNKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANYONE HAVE SOME ADVICE FOR THEN CRAPPIES AND WALLEYES ?GOOD LUCK ALL........

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Deitz Dittrich

ECC-I drive by Chisago on my way to work, and nobody has been all the way to the Eagles Nest that I could see, there are a few people walking out from the road but only to that big flat on the south end.

I was thinking of hitting Chisago in the Morning and South Center in the evening this Sunday...

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Guest

I walked ou to the Eagles nest. If you want small perch it would be the place to go.

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After I left Chisago on Sunday I went to South Ctr. by the Dinnerbell. Lots of Crappies lots of sorting and a couple bonus walleyes.

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elusivecrappiecatcher

Hammer where is the dinnerbell on chisago. and how thick was the ice?? I don't think i will be out there for another 2 weeks cause of this warm weather.

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Deitz Dittrich

How deep were you fishing Hammer?

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25' of water and the fish were thick at about 15' down. Occasionaly see something toward bottom dropped down and picked up the eyes. You will see quite a bit of structure out a couple hundred yards from shore up to as high as 10' try the northwest end of the break.

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OOPS one on me. It was S. Lindstrom Lake. The Dinnerbell is the supper club just on the east side of the bridge btween N & S. Lindstrom. There is good structure just out from the park. Approx. 5" of ice and I don't think it will go because it is still going to be cool at night.

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fishfirst

The High water level is making an impact of course on the activity in the channel, I was set on finding fish and found some there but no aqua view, so couldn't watch, but no feeders. Lots of 'em came to follow me bait from bottom, up about 2 feet, but nadda.

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