Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
switchback

chesterwoods help please!

3 posts in this topic

Hello everyone,

I am really bad at fishing but I have a canoe and will be in Rochester for a few weeks before I move east to start a new job. I would very much like to try my hand at fishing before I leave.

I have a bunch of equipment of my grandfathers, all I need is a little advise on how to catch a few fish. I was thinking that chester woods would be a fun place to paddle around.

I know the basics but would appreciate ANY tips anyone could give me about fishing at C.W.

thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

there is a lot of sunkin wood and stumps out there, if we get some nicer weather and the water temps rise a bit i'd try throwing small plastics or a small minnow under a slipbobber in the riprap, if the water temps are still in the 30's i'd go deeper with the same setup, you should find some crappies or gills, good luck, theres some nice ones in there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i would say if you want to catch fish of all kinds and sizes this spring i will minimize any confusion and iwill say an 1/8th-1/4 ounce jig head with a powergrub on behind it. Buy a few cause you will sacrifice some to the wood undertaker. you can cast them out and real them in or put them under a float and move them slowly. tip it with a wax if you want. i have caught everything but a catfish in chester on this lure. good luck and let us know how it goes.

O and i see it is your first post. Congrats on finding this great place to be on the internet. If you can't be fishing you might as well be here learning about it.

ike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Jim Uran
      I have to add that my buddy has had the Eskimo propane auger and loves it, he has a season and half using it and it hasn't given him any problems. 
    • Jim Uran
      I've had an Eskimo Shark for a few years and I love it, I'm not a fan of the aluminum handles on it, they have given me an issue or two but customer service is outstanding. Can't comment on the EVO, other than  I think they are gimmicky, but I love their six sided insulated hub. Works great for my family trips or just going out by myself. Sets up easy and there is a ton of room. 
    • papadarv
      Vexilar makes many "fish finders" what model do you have. Is it a flasher, a graph, WiFi type. Will help in knowing what your looking at when running your finder.
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      brianfisher, Welcome to Fishing Minnesota! Using a flasher in open water is way more difficult then using a regular depth finder! It takes a lot of study time to really learn to recognize what it is showing you! Basically anything marked even slightly off of the bottom is likely a fish unless there is a lot of floating weeds etc. in the water column. I suggest that you get out on the ice with your friend this winter and use his flasher through the ice. You will very quickly learn to adjust the gain settings and learn to recognize fish under a controlled depth condition! If possible have someone that is familiar with his flasher model go with you and show you how to operate it. Once you learn to read a flasher your fish catching rate will go way up! Cliff      
    • RuddyDuck
      Ice forming in the dogs water dish right now! Forcast still looks good starting Tuesday. I predict the first truck thru the ice on Buffalo will be Dec 23!