Notice of Tribal Harvest Activity

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We received notification from the MN DNR Area Fisheries Supervisor, Leslie George that the Fond Du Lac band will be spearing on South Lindstrom and Chisago Lake this evening, Wednesday, April 24th.  Our area Conservation Officer has been made aware of this legal tribal harvest activity. This activity is also monitored by the MN DNR Fisheries staff.  

Leslie George will be the guest speaker at our annual meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 – noon at the Chisago Lakes Township Hall in Lindstrom. Her informational presentation will cover Indian Treaty Rights, fish stocking in our area lakes and her department’s review of the large-mouth bass slot limit on Chisago and South Lindstrom. Hope you plan to join us!

Family Crappie Tournament

The Chisago Lakes Lions, Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine, and the Lakes Area Coalition of Lakes Associations (Center Lakes, Chisago-Lindstrom and Green Lake Association) are holding a Family Crappie  Tournament on Saturday, May 5th from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost is free for children ages one to five, $5 for ages six to twelve and $10 for everyone thirteen and older. Family rate is $25.00.  Register  for the fun at www.chisagolakeslionsevents.com.  

Raffle, drawing and prizes at Frankie’s Live Bait and Marine after the tournament ends. Prizes for the biggest crappie caught will be awarded for each age group . Winners will be announced 12:30 p.m. See official rules for the details!

Winter Blast is coming …

What you say, haven’t we had enough of winter? Sure by now, most of us are dreaming over seed catalogs or planning a warm weather getaway but there a number of Minnesotans that relish the cold and the snow. If that is your thing, you need to mark January 25th – 28th on your calendar.  Details can be found on the Chisago Lakes Chamber of Commerce’s website:

http://www.chisagolakeschamber.com/events/celebrate-chisago-lake-winter-blast/

Take a Kid Fishing Weekend

This weekend is a great time to fish – especially if you fish with a kid. Don’t miss Take a Kid Fishing Weekend Friday, June 9, to Sunday, June 11! Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing.

Learning to fish can be as easy as rounding up some basic equipment and casting a line.

Start by checking out our Take a Kid Fishing Weekend page: www.mndnr.gov/takeakidfishing.#StateofFishing

You don’t even need a boat as there is a good fishing pier at Paradise Park and I hear the panfish are biting!