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mpester

I have been fishing North Center a few days this winter and doing well on the crappies during the day. I was wondering if this lake is mostly a day bite for crappies. On Sunday I got around 50 small to medium crappies in the day from 1 PM until dark and just a handful after dark.

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Deitz Dittrich

I havenoticed that many of the lakes in the Chisago Lakes area are day bite lakes.. you can catch fish at night.. but I do just as well if not better during the day. Just a matter of finding them.

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Superduty

I took my 3 year old son out on North Center last Friday. Fished from about 2-5pm. He hammered the small sunfish for the first hour before the crappies moved in. Didn't have minnows along, and still managed to catch enough crappies for dinner. Got most of the crappies on jigging spoons tipped with Gulp! grubs.(tough technique for the little guy). Are you guys catching crappies with minnow/bobber setups?

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Icerookie

I was fishing Chisago on Saturday and got several crappies...all on plain hook with minnow and bobber. Couldn't get anything to bite on the jig! Fished from about 8:00 till noon.

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mpester

I have been getting the crappies and gills on wax worms with a very small jig. I have not used any crappie minnows all winter. Much easier to keep wax worms alive between trips. Maybe I should try some minnows at night to make the crappies bite.

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Deitz Dittrich

Super- Yes you can get fish on a minnow and bobber... I have always done better on these lakes up here on a wax worm and jig... If I have 2 rigs going I will usually just dead stick a minnow on a bobber. .but I will get many more fish on the jigging rod!

Just my opinion!!

and Congrats on the little dude schooling the fish!!!!.. bravo man!!!! BRAVO!!!

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Moses2531

Hey just wondering if anyones found action away from the crowds... I went out to North Center on Sunday and caught some fish but didn't pile in with the crowd...

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Deitz Dittrich

Moses.. I was on a few of the Chisago Lakes area lakes this last weekend and foud fish away from the crouds.. its quite a bit more work to find your own fish.. but it can be very rewarding!

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mpester

I was fishing away from the crowd on Sunday. I set up south of the deep part of the lake in 15 - 20 FOW. I was a few hundred yards north of the island in the middle of the lake. I was hooking fish right away. The closest person to me was a van about 100 - 200 yards to the south. I was set up near where the JO's in the black SUV and white car accessed the lake that were driving like (Contact US Regarding This Word) after the football game.

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unclejake

I WAS OUT ON N.C. SUNDAY MORNING AND LAST NIGHT. DID MUCH BETTER SUNDAY MORNING DURING THE DAYLIGHT HOURS. SET UP AT 6:30PM LAST NIGHT AND CAUGHT QUITE A FEW RIGHT AWAY BUT IT WAS FAIRLY SLOW THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

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dwag70

Just got off the lake and tonite we had better luck on the bobber minnow than we did jigging I would have to give the bobber a 3-1... looks like everything was the same year-class Did get one real nice one

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Iceman12

Any recent reports from North Center? Going to fish it on Friday morning. I am wondering about the walleye bite on the lake. How has it been? Probably fish for eyes early, then switch to crappies since it sounds like the crappies bite during the day.

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    • Borch
      Gulp crawler.  In the spot the walleyes were going in there was a pile of 3-5" perch that tore up the real crawlers.   Gulp crawlers took care of the issue and the eyes liked them too. 
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