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chesterwoods help please!

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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.

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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

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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

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    • AlwaysFishing23
      So it was a legit test then. Yum maple syrup nothing better! Stay safe if you venture out. Things are getting sketchy.
    • Musky hunter 82
      What are you using the rod for?  Bass if so what lures are you going to be using, the reason I ask is that if you're using a Jig you're going to want to up your line weight to something like 17#.  You mentioned that you're new to baitcasting, a couple of tricks I used when I was first learning to cast to help manage backlashes, is set the tensioner knob so the lure just pulls out the line, then make a long cast and pull off another 20-30' of line from the reel, place a piece of electrical tape across the spool and reel the line back in. Now the backlash will only go as deep as the tape.
    • Jim Uran
      Sorry for the late reply, but no, the first 5 to 6" was soft but the rest was solid. I've been busy in the woods making maple syrup that I haven't got time to get out. I hope to get out tomoorrow. 
    • HugeHogChaser
      Thank you very much! I appreciate the information. I think I will run straight fluoro then. 
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      I have been using the Alberto knot and really like it, it's easy to tie and one of the strongest knots when going from braid to Fluoro.  I mostly have been using that knot on a spinning rod, for baitcasters I usually just like to run straight braid or straight Fluoro.