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Ron Burgundy

Silver Creek Res

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What's the latest word?

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As far as I know, nothing has changed over the past several months.

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How about fishing-wise?

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I drive by this res every morning. About once or twice a week the same guy is out with a canoe, he parks at the WMA parking lot and lauches the canoe down the creek. I haven't talked to him to see how he is doing, but he has been out atleast 6 times already this year I would guess. So something must be out there biting. As far as the legality of the whole thing, I am not really sure if I would be pushing it too much, I would just wait it out and see what happens. By going out there right now I think that it only gives all fishermen a bad reputation. Everyone knows about the whole controversy surrounding this res. I think that by going out there and fishing it right now, we are just giving the opponents something to complain about. Just my two cents.

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I wasn't sure if we could use it or not. I've never fished there and wanted to give it a shot. I'll hold off until I hear something.

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what's the controversy about on this place?? first I've heard of this , but then again I'm new to fishing around here

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The water is SCR is public and that water can legally be accessed by the feeder creek on the SE side via canoe, ice, etc (however parking near the creek is impossible).

Some of the landowners (and township residents) around the res don’t want it open to public fishing. The water is surrounded by private land.

I don’t know all the facts in this case and some of the info above could be debated. I’m not trying to make a stand here, rather just answer a couple of your questions.

I’m staying off that body of water until this debate is settled (if ever). I would recommend others to do the same.

PLEASE, let's not start a big debate on here regarding this matter.

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thanks for the info. I just wanted to know about the crontroversey surrounding the lake

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Story in PB today says Haverhill Township will temporarily allow fishing dawn to dusk with the city providing a 30 space gravel parking lot. No fishing April or November due to pelicans and swans.

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I drove by there yesterday and thought that it what was being made, a parking lot. I saw a few people out there.

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I really hope this 'small' pond doesn't get fished out. This could be a good place for kids to get into and enjoy fishing as long people practice Catch and Release.

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Is this place you guys are talking about located east of county road 11 not far north of Chester?

I saw that place on the map and drove by it on my one trip to Chester Woods last summer. I wondered why I had never seen it mentioned on here, and now I know why.

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You're correct, that is the one we are talking about.

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I really hope this 'small' pond doesn't get fished out. This could be a good place for kids to get into and enjoy fishing as long people practice Catch and Release.


I couldn't agree more

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I couldn't tell you from experience, but from what I've heard from folks who fished out there last winter and this summer its already pretty well fished out. Probably be low on my list on places to fish this year. There's lots of places to catch fish out there guys. If you want to be able to go out and catch fish invest $10 in a UPLR event. There is a ton of knowledge being shared out there and you're almost guaranteed to be a better fisherperson afterwards.

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If you want to be able to go out and catch fish invest $10 in a UPLR event. There is a ton of knowledge being shared out there and you're almost guaranteed to be a better fisherperson afterwards.


Man how true this is. I always keep a wandering eye out to where people setup and even sometimes catch a glimpse of what people are using. Often times the winners will simply say I was fishing over there (while pointing) and basically explain exactly what they were using if asked. There's always talk about what worked best, and times, and where the active fish were in the water column.

Of course all this information is spilled after the event is over, but a person should be able to go out there next time with a mountain of useful information to apply.

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Was out at Chester today for a few hours. I was the only person there all morning. Drove home and went by this reservoir and the parking lot was overflowing. Probably 15-20 vehicles. Don't blame them as I am looking forward to fishing a new body of water. Hopefully people will spread back out after they have fished it a couple of times.

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This body of water will be abused all winter!! Then come next year people will be pissin and moanin' about all the little fish that are being caught. They needed to placesome special reg's or have C & R only out there.

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Its nice to hear about the ice on Chester. Thanks!

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Maybe getting it fished out is the master plan of the governing boards. Then no one will fish there and the parking, neighborhood issues will go away.

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Maybe getting it fished out is the master plan of the governing boards. Then no one will fish there and the parking, neighborhood issues will go away.


I was thinking the exact same thing.

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This may not be the brightest question I've ever had. But, is it even possible to "fish out" a body of water as big as Silver Creek?

I remember hearing people say how Red was getting "fished out." Just the other day I saw a report in the ice fishing forum of some guys that caught 5-6 pigs!

Considering how little pressure Silver Creek gets during the open water months I just can't picture it getting "fished out" even a possibility.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Thanks

Rebeleye

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Rebeleye, to answer your question, No you won't fish out Silver Creek. What you will do is take most the keeper size fish out of the system. Perfect example, KR7, not the same size, but you could go there before they put in the parking lot and catch a bunch of good sized crappie and sunnies. Now, you would be lucky to catch a decent sized fish. You will be looking at the same thing. The problem with high fishing pressure on a small resivoir here is there is nothing to replenish the resource. You can mark it down. Silver Creek will be in the same situation as KR7

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Thanks Chris,

That makes sense. It's rather unfortunate that these small lakes get taken advantage the way they do.

I guess when something is open to the public and doesn't have regs put on it, something like this is bound to happen...

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