Well folks... I decided to step outside of the box a bit and dragged my boat out to the Chisago Lakes area to see what was happening. We did manage to catch some crappies, perch and an ocassional bass. Nothing of any size, though. It was nice getting out on Chisago, especially since I had never tried fishing it before. Could of stayed out longer, but we got scared off with the thunderheads that moved in, even though they missed the lake completely.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988