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Does anyone have any recent info on lake temps or fish reports from Chisago-Lindstrom? Have a small C&R fishing contest Monday with 12 other guys from work, and any info that can help me bring back the trophy would be appreciated. A win buys me a year of bragging rights with the co-workers!

Contest format requires everyone to record total lengths of top 5 fish caught from 3 species groups: walleye/sauger, pike/muskie, bass. Will be fishing for all of them over the course of the day.

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fished it Wednesday with surface temps around 66 degrees. Many bass and some 18 + inchers in the shallows 2-7 feet of water with some fish deeper also. Caught a ton throwing plastic worms.

I did catch kind of hog on the sand bar in about 17-20 feet of water at dusk on dragging bait around. That was on south Lindstrom. I thought i had the mother of all walleyes on for about 5 seconds until I saw the line making a b-line for the surface. Just before I saw her jump I had that sneaky suspicion.

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I was out there on Wednesday too, fishing the inside weed edge by the old Eagle's nest. We caught a lot of small bass, but my buddy got a couple that were pretty nice. Which boat were you TR? I was in the short older red Lund.

Tom

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I was out there on by buddies boat a 18 foot green crestliner sportfish with 115 johnson. There was 3 of us fishing buckets from about 2pm-6pm. Then one in our party left and me and another fished eyes until about midnight. As I mentioned I think in another post I caught 6 but they were all very small. My buddy didnt catch any.

IT was warm and overcast that day and the bass fishing was very good. We fished the shallow bay that is opposite the boat launch in the channel between chisago and s. lindstrom. That was our best action. I visualized a million tiny crappies also in there.

I may go out there again next week also. I may be in my boat this time though. A tan 1750 crestliner fishhawk sc. 70hp johnson. Come say hello if u want. I am the handsome 6' 3" black guy. lol laugh.gif I shouldnt be hard to miss.

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Thanks for the info, guys. Monday went well, except no 'eyes for my boat. My partner and I won the contest even without an 'eye, beat 7 other teams of two. He and I boated 15 legal bass (contest rules require a 12" minimum), missed hits from another 5 or so, caught a few runts, and landed a couple of 29" pike to boot. Biggest bass for us was 17.5, although one team boated a 20. Doing that well the first time fishing a lake makes for a good day. grin.gif 'Course, the beer, cigars, day off from work, winning the contest (and the little side wagers that go with the win) and heckling co-workers had nothing to do with having the fun.

Most of the bass were in the 14-17" range and came in less than two feet of water on soft plastics and spinner baits. One pike on a Lindy rig in 15' of water, one on a crankbait in 15'. Surface temps in main lakes were about 68, saw temps as high as 74 in backwaters.

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