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Cove

I fished Salem Creek for the first time in early June. Went with a friend who has some land in that area. I caught Creek Chubs at will with a tiny straight line spinner but nary a Small Mouth. Going to go back soon.
Anyone had any experience with that stream?
It looks like it should contain SMB.

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goody

I fished Salem Creek once with similar results. All creek cubs and one rock bass.

With all the stone and some decent holes, I agree - it looks like good smallie water. Maybe it's just two shallow for good migration.


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Jim W

Goody and Cove,

Welcome aboard!! Please feel welcome to share fishing stories, information and reports! I think you will find this website friendly and informative!!

Keep the rods bendin'!!! Jim W

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ssendek

I was wondering where Salem Creek is. I wouldn't mind a few chubs or some rock bass. A fish is a fish and teaching a kid to fish, even on chubs, is for me!

Thanks

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Cove

Salem Creek is south of Salem Corners. I accessed it through private land so can't tell you where to access it. As I recall it runs northerly into a branch of the Zumbro

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ssendek

Thanks for the info. I know the creek you are talking about. I'll have to find some place to fish it.

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ssendek,
Have you tried the zumbro in and out of Silver lake in Rochester? A lot of fish to catch and a great place to take a kid fishing.

I'm curious to know how people have done on the ZUmbro in Rochester and Silver Lake!!??
There was a lot of interest not too long ago. Just revisiting the notion!!!
Keep the rods bendin'!!! JIm W

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Cove

For old times sake I fished a little bitty hole a little ways down from the Silver Lake dam about one month ago and caught fish basically at will: 4-5 inch bullheads!
Then, in midst of the bullheads a thick little Large Mouth took my crawler.
Years ago when we had such low water I floated the stretch of river below dam out to 37th street and found a good hole around a bend not too far below the dam (within 1/4 mile) and could count on action every evening with SMG, catfish, carp and others but these structures change and subsequent years I could not relocate. I need to float or wade it again and relocate the good spots.

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