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Chester woods on the 4th


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Quite a bit more boats and canoes out on chester this 4th. but since there were no motors it was still very peaceful.

Fished from 1-7:30

Largest caught was 2 lb bass. lots caught less than that. 2lber caught on a cinamon senko. lots of small ones caught on panfish leeches bought at gone fishing.

Tried out my new trolling setup. 7' shimano crucial with 10lb mono with ambasadeur baitcaster with clicker feature. Picked up a 1 1/2 lb bass trolling a walleye colored rapala that dives 7-15 ft. Out about a 100 ft of line i guess. went from 25 to 15 foot depth and the crank ticked the weeds and my rod started clicking!

had fun wedging ourselves into the wood up the channel from the beach and then trying to extricate ourselves. boat control was an issue going with the wind. very easy to control going against! ran trolling motor constantly from 1- 7:30 and at the end it still had 3/4 charge.

pics of the kids with a few of the dink bass caught:

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Good job Carl, you can't beat the look on the kids' faces. Quality pictures for sure!

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