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The young man that works for me and I fished Lake Chesdin today for about 7 hours and had a solid day. We caught a total of 15 bass the best 5 = 12.7 lbs and these two made up 7.3 lbs of it.

I thing I have this young man hooked on bass fishing. Earlier this season he landed his PB 5.9lber and today he put 9 bass in the boat.

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A great outing and a new bass fisherman! Well done! :) 

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Chesdin has become a very solid Lake to fish.  I saw tons of shad schooling and I'm sure that has a lot to do with it.  Not sure what species of shad/shinner, but I plan to take a cast net this Sept to get a closer look, so I can find the best match for my lures. 

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Welcome aboard @mtneer99!

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Outstanding!

 

Hope your friend keeps on fishing.

 

Good job, Richard!

 

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1 hour ago, Darren. said:

Welcome aboard @mtneer99!

Thanks, cool I see you're in my neck of the woods also

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30 minutes ago, mtneer99 said:

Thanks, cool I see you're in my neck of the woods also

Mtneer99, where is the Chick River on your list of favorite lake or river?

 

Some of the best fishing in the state is on the Chick River.

 

Also, did you know that some of those big Florida strain bass have made it into Chick Lake? Don't how they got there but they are there.

 

Welcome to the forum. Please introduce  yourself in the Introductions section.

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1 hour ago, Sam said:

Outstanding!

 

Hope your friend keeps on fishing.

 

Good job, Richard!

 

Thanks Sam.

The wife and I going give them a try in the morning 

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1 hour ago, Sam said:

Mtneer99, where is the Chick River on your list of favorite lake or river?

 

Some of the best fishing in the state is on the Chick River.

 

Also, did you know that some of those big Florida strain bass have made it into Chick Lake? Don't how they got there but they are there.

 

Welcome to the forum. Please introduce  yourself in the Introductions section.

I'm more familiar with Chick Lake vs River

because I'm not sure what I'm doing when tidal bass fishing

 

same way with the James, Upper Chippokes my favorite tidal place I've fished.  

Chippokes is remote (20- 30 minute ride), uninhabited, peaceful and no traffic or fishing pressure.   

 

no I didn't know about the FL strain in Chick lake, I was fishing there a few years ago after Hurricane ? when the River was over the dam, and the Lake became TIDAL for a day or 2.   

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1 hour ago, mtneer99 said:

I'm more familiar with Chick Lake vs River

because I'm not sure what I'm doing when tidal bass fishing

 

same way with the James, Upper Chippokes my favorite tidal place I've fished.  

Chippokes is remote (20- 30 minute ride), uninhabited, peaceful and no traffic or fishing pressure.   

 

no I didn't know about the FL strain in Chick lake, I was fishing there a few years ago after Hurricane ? when the River was over the dam, and the Lake became TIDAL for a day or 2.   

Tidal is great. Easy to learn. You want an outgoing tide.  Upper Chippokes is OK if you go back into the creek. Otherwise on weekends it is loaded with tournament guys.

 

Good luck and look up fishing videos on Woo Daves web page, http://woodaves.com/articles_main.htm, they are very good.

 

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13 minutes ago, Sam said:

Tidal is great. Easy to learn. You want an outgoing tide.  Upper Chippokes is OK if you go back into the creek. Otherwise on weekends it is loaded with tournament guys.

 

Good luck and look up fishing videos on Woo Daves web page, http://woodaves.com/articles_main.htm, they are very good.

 

Woo is da man!

he's the one who told me about Chippokes 

I haven't fished it in 10 years though 

 

out going tide, thanks didn't know that 

 

Chick can be busy, I'd stayed mostly on the Diascund side 

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1 hour ago, mtneer99 said:

Woo is da man!

he's the one who told me about Chippokes 

I haven't fished it in 10 years though 

 

out going tide, thanks didn't know that 

 

Chick can be busy, I'd stayed mostly on the Diascund side 

Bookmark the following page and note the Chick and Historic James Rivers' tides for the days you want to fish. 

 

https://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/virginiasites.html

 

Check out all of the rivers listed and always review it for the tides.  A high tide falling is the best and the first hour of an incoming tide is good, too.

 

Be safe and be sure to go to the back of Diascund Creek by the railroad bridge and fish it all the way back to the Chick hitting all docks and piers. Be careful as the DG&IF will set up speed traps and give you a ticket if you are going too fast.

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Richard, took my Ranger out on Friday to test her after putting on a new prop and droping the motor an inch and hit 56 MPH very fast.

 

So I backed down to 45 MPH and cruised around the lake just to make sure the motor ran well, which it did.

 

Almost called you but I decided to go home now that the test was over. Did no fishing; just looked at the sights and other boats.

 

State Police were out there practicing their rescue techniques in their Rubbercraft. Waved at them and they waved back.

 

Did find out that the Seven Springs ramp closest to the parking lot is no longer level. The smaller ramp closest to the restaurant is OK.

 

Lake was dirty from the rain the day before so I double the bass were biting.

 

Just giving you an update.

 

Take care.

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On 8/18/2019 at 7:01 PM, Sam said:

Richard, took my Ranger out on Friday to test her after putting on a new prop and droping the motor an inch and hit 56 MPH very fast.

 

So I backed down to 45 MPH and cruised around the lake just to make sure the motor ran well, which it did.

 

Almost called you but I decided to go home now that the test was over. Did no fishing; just looked at the sights and other boats.

 

State Police were out there practicing their rescue techniques in their Rubbercraft. Waved at them and they waved back.

 

Did find out that the Seven Springs ramp closest to the parking lot is no longer level. The smaller ramp closest to the restaurant is OK.

 

Lake was dirty from the rain the day before so I double the bass were biting.

 

Just giving you an update.

 

Take care.

I wish you would have called I spent the day cleaning up the old fishing pontoon boat to get it ready to sale.  It would given me a reason to head to the lake.

 

The wife and I did go fishing the previous Sunday for about six hours and I didn't get a bite on anything I tried. The caught a few bream after she got tired of not getting a bass bite. 

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11 hours ago, reb67 said:

I wish you would have called I spent the day cleaning up the old fishing pontoon boat to get it ready to sale.  It would given me a reason to head to the lake.

 

The wife and I did go fishing the previous Sunday for about six hours and I didn't get a bite on anything I tried. The caught a few bream after she got tired of not getting a bass bite. 

Next time I will.

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Sounds good

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CJ (the guy that works for me) and I went out for 4 hours this afternoon we caught 6 bass only 3 scorable the biggest was 2lbs. Water temperature was 88° the clarity was 2 to 3 foot

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I have a short day tomorrow so I'm going to give it a try for a few hours.

I'll give an update on how I do.

 

If anyone has the time I have an open seat.

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Fished for about 4 hours this afternoon caught 4 small ones biggest one 2.2 lbs  water temperature 83°   water clarity was  3 to 4 foot at the lower end close to the dam started staining up past Whippernock but still pretty good.

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14 hours ago, reb67 said:

Fished for about 4 hours this afternoon caught 4 small ones biggest one 2.2 lbs  water temperature 83°   water clarity was  3 to 4 foot at the lower end close to the dam started staining up past Whippernock but still pretty good.

thanks for the report

I hope to give it a try this weekend. 

also plan to take my cast net to see those shinner/shad a little closer. 

I'll post if I'm successful 

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17 hours ago, reb67 said:

Fished for about 4 hours this afternoon caught 4 small ones biggest one 2.2 lbs  water temperature 83°   water clarity was  3 to 4 foot at the lower end close to the dam started staining up past Whippernock but still pretty good.

Where are you putting in?

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4 hours ago, Sam said:

Where are you putting in?

I put in at the public boat ramp 

7 hours ago, Brad Reams said:

thanks for the report

I hope to give it a try this weekend. 

also plan to take my cast net to see those shinner/shad a little closer. 

I'll post if I'm successful 

Make sure you put your head on a swivel and be safe out there the weather is going to be great and it's a holiday weekend so the crazies will be out in full force.

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3 hours ago, reb67 said:

I put in at the public boat ramp 

Make sure you put your head on a swivel and be safe out there the weather is going to be great and it's a holiday weekend so the crazies will be out in full force.

yep good tip 

think I will fish around Namozine 

 

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22 minutes ago, Brad Reams said:

yep good tip 

think I will fish around Namozine 

 

Do you know how to get in the old river? 

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A buddy of mine fished this morning for about 4 hours he caught 3 bass the biggest one about 3lbs  and 3 pike over 22 inches all in about 600 yards/an hour and a half time period and the bite turned off like someone flipped a switch.

Got to love Lake Chesdin 

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