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#3220674 - 03/13/14 03:53 PM
Winter kill
TR21HP Offline
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Hearing a lot of disturbing rumors about fish kill on North Center and Chisago. Anybody have some factual news about these two lakes?
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#3220910 - 03/14/14 03:55 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
john.wells Offline
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haven't heard of much, but you can rest assured that there will be a lot of dead fish in widespread areas after a winter like this one.
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#3222659 - 03/18/14 10:39 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
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I have still seen a lot of people out ice fishing on Chisago. This would lead me to believe that it did not kill? As dead fish often dont bite very good. Though maybe they didnt catch anything?

I too have heard the rumors about N.Center. Its a fairly shallow lake with really only 2 deeper holes. It would be very sad to hear if we lost a lot of fish.

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#3222663 - 03/18/14 10:41 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: Deitz Dittrich]
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Trust me when I say, take a tin of waxes out on Chisago and jig. You won't be dissapointed.

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#3222970 - 03/18/14 07:56 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
Red Miller Offline
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My buddy and I both limited out on gills on Chisago on Saturday. A day later on the radio, I heard a prominent TC guide state that Chisago was "gone". Hey buddy, go out to 20' and fish 10' down. You cant keep them off.
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#3222981 - 03/18/14 08:27 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
LoonState Offline
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I have pics from North Center but dont know how to post from my phone. From what i have heard North is bad.
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#3223007 - 03/18/14 09:17 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: LoonState]
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Originally Posted By: quackkills
I have pics from North Center but dont know how to post from my phone. From what i have heard North is bad.




You can email them to me and I can post them. Jtidd5280 at gmail

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#3223014 - 03/18/14 09:27 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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Emails sent.
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#3223028 - 03/18/14 10:09 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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Here's quack's pics



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#3223037 - 03/18/14 10:27 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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Not looking good,bummer.The way the season is going I think there will be more of this to see come ice out.
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#3223044 - 03/18/14 10:48 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
LoonState Offline
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The bad part is when they netted these fish out of the way. Lots of big northerns walleyes and bass under them. Not looking good from what i hear.
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#3223047 - 03/18/14 10:58 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: LoonState]
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I hear you,the carp are good to see croak.Its the gamefish that are the sad part to see gone.Used to fish N.Center alot as a kid and havnt been there in quite a few years but allways got some nice panfish this time of the season.
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#3223066 - 03/18/14 11:47 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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I will have too take N.center off my list for a lake to shoot for carpfest in June.

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#3223159 - 03/19/14 09:11 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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Wow- I wonder where that spring is.. nothing in the backgroud to pick out.. sad really sad..

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#3223160 - 03/19/14 09:12 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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and in the first picture, You can see northern and walleye underneath..

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#3223161 - 03/19/14 09:14 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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Yuck, that is terrible.
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#3223365 - 03/19/14 02:51 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: expl]
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Might be a good thing if all those carp die out. They usually aren't good for lakes. Lots of small panfish dieing on N Center could be good too. There are too many dink sunfish in there anyway. Some of the bigger ones will survive which will help with stunted growth of the panfish.

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#3223388 - 03/19/14 03:22 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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However, Having talked to a DNR fisheries person. Bass are "Least tolerant" to low O2 levels. A die off of this magnitude could take 10 years to recover from.

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#3223401 - 03/19/14 03:41 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
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That stinks........I will be interested to hear the DNR findings when they net in the spring to see what survived.
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#3223796 - 03/20/14 01:41 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: jpz]
john.wells Offline
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There will always be survivors, and with the vast creek system between all the lakes, I would bet the lake will recover fairly quick. I think a purge of this magnitude will help more than you would think.
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#3223797 - 03/20/14 01:43 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: john.wells]
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Loc: chisago county
by the way, where is that hole at? It would be neat to see it first hand. Was it man made, or is it a carp swirl?
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#3223966 - 03/20/14 08:21 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: rosspj59]
Red Miller Offline
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Loc: East Bethel
Originally Posted By: rosspj59
Might be a good thing if all those carp die out. They usually aren't good for lakes. Lots of small panfish dieing on N Center could be good too. There are too many dink sunfish in there anyway. Some of the bigger ones will survive which will help with stunted growth of the panfish.

Ya know? That's pretty much what I was thinking. I am guessing that N Center isn't the only one in this state. Those lakes get pounded leaving the dinks and the rough fish.
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#3223994 - 03/20/14 08:53 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
LoonState Offline
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I guess there was a newspaper writer out there today taking pictures and stuff. Should be in the paper in the next couple days.
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#3224006 - 03/20/14 09:08 PM
Re: Winter kill [Re: john.wells]
expl Offline
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Registered: 12/27/13
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Loc: metro,mn
I think you are rite,maybe help knock down the population and let some grow a little bigger with less competiton
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#3224177 - 03/21/14 08:43 AM
Re: Winter kill [Re: TR21HP]
Deitz Dittrich Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
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Loc: Lindstrom, MN
I too can appreciate getting rid of the rough fish, but I can't believe that this will be a good thing for the lake at all..

Sounds like the DRN will net it in the spring to see the extent of the kill off.

Any idea which news paper it was?

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