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Chisago Lakes Area

Big Green Lake

  • Size: 1,810 acres
  • Maximum Depth: 32 ft
  • Water Clarity: 3.2-3.5 ft
  • Ordinary High Water Mark: 892.5 ft

Public Access:

  • Little Green State Water Access Site
  • Green Lake State Water Access Site
  • City Dock on Little Green
  • Ojiketa Regional Park, 70 acres
  • Trails
  • Camping/Cabins
  • Event Center
  • Swimming Beach
  • Boat Slips/Water Sports

County: Chisago County. The name Chisago comes from the Chippewa (Ojibway) Indian name referring to Chisago Lake (Kichi-saga sagiagan). Kichi means large, saga means fair or lovely. Nearest City: Chisago City “Gateway to the Lake”, one of “America’s Best Communities”

  • Founded: 1855
  • Population: 4,967
  • Size: 12 square miles
  • 35 miles north of St Paul, Minnesota

Chisago Lake

Chisago Lake is a 873 acre lake located in Chisago City, Minnesota. Chisago Lake is located less than 45 minutes from downtown St. Paul. The lake is broadly connected to South Lindstrom Lake by a natural channel. The two lakes are somewhat physically different with South Lindstrom having less shallow water habitat. However, the fish species composition and abundance are very similar. The current management plan treats both lakes as one for management purposes with walleye and largemouth bass as the primary management species.

Facilities and Parks: There are four access points on the lake including Paradise City Park.

Fishing Description: Chisago Lake offers good fishing for walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie.

Chisago Lakes Water Trail

http://www.chisagolakeswatertrail.com

North Center Lake

North Center Lake is a 725 acre lake located in the town of Center City in Chisago County, Minnesota. It is located less than 45 minutes from downtown St. Paul. The lake is highly developed with a large number of lake homes. The lake is popular with anglers and boaters and receives high user pressure. Recently, improvements have been made to the connection between North and South Center Lakes.

Facilities and Parks:

The public access on the south side of the lake, though large, can be filled to capacity at times. Two hundred seventy lake homes make for a highly developed shoreline.

Fishing Description:

Anglers on North Center Lake can expect heavy fishing pressure and a crowded public access at times. The majority of the pressure is directed at bass and panfish. Bass, bluegill, and crappie are abundant. Northern pike and walleye, while less abundant present a bonus fishery of large individuals.

South Center Lake

South Center Lake is a 835 acre lake located in the town of Center City in Chisago County, Minnesota. It is located less than 45 minutes north of downtown St. Paul. The lake has a highly developed shoreline with many lake homes. Recently, improvements have been made to the connection between North and South Center Lakes.

Fishing Description:

While South Center Lake has high fishing pressure, it does offer different fishing opportunities, including walleye, northern pike, largemouth bass, bluegill, and black crappie. Recently the black crappie numbers were at record highs. While the walleye and northern pike populations are not as that of largemouth bass, they did offer excellent sized fish.

North Lindstrom Lake

North Lindstrom Lake is a fertile 137 acre lake located within the city of Lindstrom, Minnesota. The lake’s south shore is connected to South Lindstrom Lake by a narrow channel that is navigable by small boat (<14′) at normal water levels. North Center lake is connected to the northeast end of the lake.>at normal water levels. North Center lake is connected to the northeast end of the lake.

Facilities and Parks:

The only access (other than from South Lindstrom Lake) is on the south end of the shore and there is no parking or boat ramp.

Fishing Description:

The lack of access to North Lindstrom Lake makes it the most fertile lake in the area. Bringing your small boat from South Lindstrom lake will be well worth it. An angler fishing North Lindstrom Lake is likely to encounter a good number of nice sized walleye or an occasional larger northern pike. An abundance of smaller largemouth are available with some quality sized bass also possible. Currently, a good number of smaller bluegill sunfish and black crappie will keep panfish anglers busy.

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info:

Shoreline fishing has accounted for a lot of the open water fishing pressure on North Lindstrom Lake. Individuals who do not have access to a boat may want to consider this lake for bank fishing.

South Lindstrom Lake

South Lindstrom Lake is a 500 acre lake located in Lindstrom, Minnesota. South Lindstrom Lake is located less than 45 minutes from downtown St. Paul. The lake is broadly connected to Chisago Lake by a natural channel. The two lakes are somewhat physically different with South Lindstrom having less shallow water habitat. However, the fish species composition and abundance are very similar. The current management plan treats both lakes as one for management purposes with walleye and largemouth bass as the primary management species.

Facilities and Parks:

A fishing pier is located at the end of Newell Ave. in Lindstrom. North end of South Lindstrom Lake. There is also a state-owned access is located off of Stinson Ave. in the channel area of the SW end of South Lindstrom Lake with parking for 70.

Fishing Description:

South Lindstrom Lake offers good fishing for walleye, largemouth bass, northern pike, bluegill, and black crappie.

Other Area Lakes

 http://www.minnesotalakes.net/chisago_county_lakes.html

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