Chisago Area update .... I was able to go to nearly every launch in the Chisago Area and see where the water levels were at as well as the effects of the reported winter kill. Water levels are up nearly 2 feet (20-26"s or so) ... nice to see. What was not nice to see is the dumpster full of dead fish at the North Center Launch. After talking to another gentleman that stopped by I learned this was the 4th or 5th dumpster full of dead fish from North Center. Stopped into Frankie's to verify this info and they basically agreed that 4-5 dumpsters was likely the case over the last 2 weeks.
Stopped in at South Center and found a few dead fish around the launch area. It was a mix of carp/bass/pike. Don't know what to make of this - here are couple of pics.
The most depressing of all the lakes was Little Lake - nearly the whole lake is dead. Talked to fisherman just getting off the lake and they indicated there are 1000's of dead fish floating in the reeds. Figured as much do to the number of birds present. They didn't get a bite today or see anything on there Lowrance HDS 8 graphs. Frankie's confirmed that Little was hit extremely hard.
One other side note - docks are in on the following lakes .... N/S Center, Green (not Little Green however), Chisago, Kroon, and Little.