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rod-man

fishing chester woods

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rod-man

HI i've never ice fished the woods and am looking for any for advice
i'm trying to get the wife and kids out for some gills and crappies and thought someone might share some tips and tricks or a good place to start Thanks rod-man

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smoley

Hello, I usually target the trees way to the south. I usually fish rather close to the trees in 20+ feet of water. I was out on Saturday with some kids and didn't fish hard but some other guys stated that they stated about 20 yards away from the trees in 25+ feet and they did really well for sunnies. Hope that helps and let us know how you do.

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rod-man

Thanks Smoley

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jiggin pig

I normally fish the point that is straight ahead when you come out of the channel. I stay about 10 feet from the trees or closer. I was using a yellow and orange tear drop with glitter on it with a waxie. I had great luck with that. I also tried the trees out in the middle on the dam side of the point, that was a little slower.

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