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Deitz Dittrich

Unless we get a ton of rain(not likely) in the next few days, the weeds on the lakes this year are going to be pretty rough! Expecially the curly pond weed in the Chisago Lakes area. Water levels are way down, light will penitrate to areas that havn't seen much light and the weeds will take off. This may help some of your best fishing areas and it may hurt.

how will you adjust to the weeds this year?

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Ray Esboldt

I don't know Deitz, every year seems to be ripe with curlyleaf, or pickle weed as I've always called it. I guess it's just something I tolerate. I do like it bass fishing. I don't like trying to manuever through it, but I do like pitching in large pockets.

No doubt that fish use it - all fish, and that includes walleyes. The panfish really dig it. However, it is tough to bobber fish panfish in it. In fact, a 20 foot cane pole and some patience comes in handy while trying to work with it.

It's just like milfoil, but messier. grin.gif

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Last year the weeds seemed to start out real thick,and in areas where weeds usually aren't. Then about early to mid summer the weeds started to back off (in some areas).

We might have a repeat of last year? The weeds do seem to be progressivly getting worse on most lakes. I don't remember it being this bad a few years ago. crazy.gif

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I know what your saying with the weeds but if you plan on fishing green,chisago,ect.the weed are bad and have been since they put in the the over flow system 10-15 years ago.they put it in to keep water hight more consistant in the area. I dont think rain has as much to do with the weeds in this area it is more of a early spring thing[warmer water in the spring]when we have years with a late ice out the weeds are not as bad.

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