Chip-Away Lake & Bate Shop
13933 Tesson Ferry Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63128
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Chip-Away Lake & Bait Shop
Parking: Paid, Street
Don't waste your tyime and money on this spot. Plus the owners theat you like they're doing you a favor by letting you fish there. I had been going to chip away for over 35 years. Fishing was great there for a number of those years but over the past several years the water seemed to have a lack of oxygen. I base my findings on these reasons: Altough you see plenty of fish in the water they sluggishly swim along the banks sometimes upside-down, the lack of fish caught and other information that I obtained from the previous owners. My latest trip was the most disappointing. One of my sons was visiting from out of town so we, along with one of my other sons decided to go to chip away for old-time sake. We purchased our favorite catfish bait from their bait shop. Wev'e used this brand for the past 3 or 4 years and know that it is a great bait that stays on the hook. After choosing our spot on the lake I opened the bait only to find that it was too soft to use so I immediately walked back to the shop and asked if I could exchange it. I was greeted by thee woman behind the counter in a very hostle manner. She (of Asian decent) had trouble understanding English so I was very carefull not to offend her when I asked for an exchange. The female at the counter kept screaming at me and told me that she would not even sell me anything else. My sons and I had just spent over $50 with this same woman at the counter 10 minutes earlier in their shop alone. We fished all night and did'nt catch anything nor did we see anyone else catch any except those half dead fish that a couple people had netted along side the banks. (crawfish eat your bait fast too) I will NEVER go there again because of the lack of good fishing and because of the owners nasty disposition. I would take away the 1 star if I could!!!
03/16/2012Provided by Citysearch -
Well i started fishing at chip away in 2007.From what i can see its okay.If you got the right bait you might ketch something and you will have better chances catching fish after they stock it on friday or saturday from what i herd.You can stay there over night on fridays and saturdays to even make a lil fire.Its just like any other lake out there some days you have a good day some days you dont catch nothing.The price is kinda high for a pay lake like 8.50 a person or something but if u dont have the money go right across the street under the bridge there is a river and a lake there.
06/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
i went to this pay lake the other day and paid around nine dollars person and it was me and a friend, i bought bait at the shop (which was fairly priced) and sat out and set up everything to fish. i was there a total of 4 hours and did not even catch 1 fish i had not had a bite the whole time i was there. i would highly recomend no one waste there money here it was a waste of my day off and my money in total i probably spent around 35 dollars and didnt catch one fish to take home, it was a very dissapointing since its a self stocked lake.