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Chester woods produces again


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Natalie and I fished chester woods from 2:30-8pm tonight.

15-20 bass taken all over 1 lb with the largest running 2 and 2 1/2 lbs.

~5/6 caught on a green/white senko imitation with a 1/4 oz angel eye jig head. Swimming it with a long fall or hopping it down the slope was the key.

1 caught on a white/clear with black fleck senko weightless texas rigged weedless.

2 caught on a white/green laminate senko riggeds as right above.

5 caught on a senko imitation i believe called black magic or something like that. same color. had good durability. didn't fall quite as fast but was close.

1 caught a baby 1 minus white shad pattern.

1 caught on 3/4 oz spinner bait. I cast past some stand up wood, retrieved and just as it came close to the trunk, let it flutter down for a couple of seconds and then began retrieve and felt him on there.

1 caught on a cinnamon (earthworm brown) 4" senko.

the largest, about 2 1/2 lbs was caught on the jig worm combo. most were in the 1-2 lbs range.

most were caught on deep or mid weed edge.

I wish I could figure out a pattern for cpr of bigger bass out there. any one have any tips?

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Nice report Carl, sheeze it sounds like they would go after about anything you throw at them. Sounds like fun! Way to go.

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yea, i wish! We worked hard to get it to work. And it only worked in some spots. I tried cranks / spinnebaits a bunch and only 1 off of each.

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Just a Chester Woods update - was out there yesterday am with a friend and found 25+ dead catfish floating on the surface and heard that park officials counted 45. They were calling DNR officals out to check it out. Fishing otherwise was slow.

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speaking of dead catfish. when i was out there from the time of that report, i found the head of a dead catfish that looked like it would have weighed 3-4 lbs. I thought that the muskie population was just eating up. but 25+ dead sounds strange. I wouldn't mind the catfish being eliminated with more room for bass, but leaving deadones in bad.

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Wes, that sounds like it could be something that should really alert the people at the D.N.R. I wonder why it just affected the catfish?

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yea went fishing today and saw 100 catfish dead around the whole lake on shore. Wonder why the catfish are dieing.

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wow. if you are serious that is a dramatic thing happening.

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