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While being on the boat is always a good time, shore fishing is still extremely enjoyable.  Looking for some opinions on new spots in the Rochester area.  Since I know people don't like sharing, I'll share some of mine first, and save my favorite for a PM if someone wants to PM me theirs!

 

Buck Pond in Charlotte NY is my daily spot, close to home, and always full of largemouth and some carp too for an unexpected change of pace.  Fishing off the bridge into the channel is the spot to be.

 

Down the road from Buck Pond (going west) is a small park which has parking for about 10 vehicles and is also good for shore fishing.  Another channel which feeds into Cranberry Pond (I think).  There's a bridge (that you can't fish from) that you stand next to and cast under and around on the eastern side of the park.

 

Continuing west on this road will lead you to Long Pond which has a bunch of areas to park on the side of the road where you can hop the guard rail and fish into wide open waters with tons of underwater grass.

 

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Do you ever fish Salmon Creek? I'm referring to north Manitou Rd. where the creek goes under the road. Unfortunately, parking was a problem, but I haven't been there in a few years.

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Do you ever fish Salmon Creek? I'm referring to north Manitou Rd. where the creek goes under the road. Unfortunately, parking was a problem, but I haven't been there in a few years.

 

I've actually never thought of trying over there.  Do you just park to the side of the road?

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Summerville Pier and I-Bay outlet would be two easy spots that come to mind.  Kings should accessible from Summerville very soon, so make sure you have a long handled net, and some heavy gear.  There are smallies out there as well.  Dawn and dusk are the best times.

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Summerville Pier and I-Bay outlet would be two easy spots that come to mind.  Kings should accessible from Summerville very soon, so make sure you have a long handled net, and some heavy gear.  There are smallies out there as well.  Dawn and dusk are the best times.

 

I've meant to give the Summerville Pier a try as I always see people out on it when we launch from the river.

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I've actually never thought of trying over there.  Do you just park to the side of the road?

 

I used to park on the road, but it was illegal then. I don't know about now.

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If you're willing to go for a little drive, DeWitt Recreation area in Batavia is pretty good. To get there take 33 west into Batavia and turn left on 5 (main street) and then right onto Cedar street. the park will be on your left. The lake is an old gravel quarry. there's a boat launch and a fishing pier close to the park entrance, and hiking trails around the perimeter of the lake. I caught my PB largemouth there fishing from the bank in a little bay on the backside of the lake.

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If you're willing to go for a little drive, DeWitt Recreation area in Batavia is pretty good. To get there take 33 west into Batavia and turn left on 5 (main street) and then right onto Cedar street. the park will be on your left. The lake is an old gravel quarry. there's a boat launch and a fishing pier close to the park entrance, and hiking trails around the perimeter of the lake. I caught my PB largemouth there fishing from the bank in a little bay on the backside of the lake.

 

I'm gonna take a drive there Sunday, any other suggestions or tips for the location? Weedy?

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I'm gonna take a drive there Sunday, any other suggestions or tips for the location? Weedy?

 There's a couple weeedy spots, but as a whole its not what I would consider a weedy lake. Being an old quarry pit, its pretty deep for a lake of its size, and it drops off pretty quickly, so be prepared to fish deep. I like jigs and tubes there. If you can find any wood cover, fish it. When I caught my PB i was working a jig through a tree. I haven't been there in a while so I'm not sure if the same tree is still there. If you want to get an idea of what the lake looks like, look up batavia on google maps satellite view. You'll see three ponds in the southeast corner. The one with the island is the one in the park, the other two are on private property and inaccessible. the water there is pretty clear, which is cool because you can see some points and contours and stuff like that just from looking at the picture on google maps. It's also a fun lake to fish from a canoe or other small boat. the only boats allowed are paddlecraft and electric motors if you ever get a chance to do that. Good Luck!

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 There's a couple weeedy spots, but as a whole its not what I would consider a weedy lake. Being an old quarry pit, its pretty deep for a lake of its size, and it drops off pretty quickly, so be prepared to fish deep. I like jigs and tubes there. If you can find any wood cover, fish it. When I caught my PB i was working a jig through a tree. I haven't been there in a while so I'm not sure if the same tree is still there. If you want to get an idea of what the lake looks like, look up batavia on google maps satellite view. You'll see three ponds in the southeast corner. The one with the island is the one in the park, the other two are on private property and inaccessible. the water there is pretty clear, which is cool because you can see some points and contours and stuff like that just from looking at the picture on google maps. It's also a fun lake to fish from a canoe or other small boat. the only boats allowed are paddlecraft and electric motors if you ever get a chance to do that. Good Luck!

 

Just wanted to let you know that I checked this spot out over the weekend.  Sadly didn't get out till later in the day so not much luck in catching bigger fish since there are SO MANY baitfish in the water there.  It is absolutely beautiful though, even went to one of the other ponds at the suggestion of a local.  Pulled out a ton of sunfish on my plastics.  Gonna give it another try this weekend at day break, hoping for a lunker.  Thanks for the tip!

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