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Chester Woods report from 3/13/07

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Went out to Chester Woods last night after work. There was about 5 feet of water around shore before ice but we used the floating dock by the boat landing to go on the ice. The walk was messy as there was an inch of white ice followed by 3 inches of water followed by 15 inches of black ice. Feet got soaked. Must be time to reseal the Irish Setters.

Have to go during the day as you need to see where you are going. All the clumps of trees had anywhere from 5 foot to 20 foot rings of water around them (you could still see the ice, but it was a little under water).

Anyways, we fished by the lone tree on the right hand side before the big opening. Marked fish around the 20 foot area the whole time. Ended up keeping 5 sunnies and tossing a few small ones back including a 5" crappie.

Walked back and that wasn't as bad as we were able to get a better path and not break through as much. Got to the dock and I wish we had a picture of our faces. The water level had raised about 5 feet or more in 2 hours. When you stepped on the dock that connected to shore, it sunk about 2 feet down and was about 8 feet from dry land. We had a few boards but nothing like the 10 footer you would need. Ended up just wading back to shore very quicklike. Water was about knee deep.

Maybe the water will go down, but otherwise bring out a 10 foot 2 x 8 or so to walk out on. May want to bring your hip boots to walk out there too.

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