Where is Lake CHQ? Depending where it is you might be too late for the spawn. Like their cousins, pike and chain pickerel they most likely will spawn in bays, inlets, and around the mouths of feeder streams into the lake. I don't particularly fish for muskie, but I've done well fishing lakes from boats.
Lake Chautauqua about an hour south of Buffalo. I really have only been out a handful of times for musky. Just trying to learn more about them. I kno the Lake Chautauqua is a very productive musky lake. I was looking for some alternative options to fish it.