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bthomas 06-02-2013 01:19 AM

going fishing anyone?
 
Off topic question-- But still fish related! Just wondering if anyone likes to go fishing? I live in ohio so its all freshwater lakes,reservoirs,and some rivers. Anyone have any tips for me? (What bait to use etc) there are large and small mouth bass bluegill catfish (im sure a load of others) everwhere I go. I know there's google but im hoping to get some great tips that might help me catch a monster. ;)

Alyxx 06-03-2013 10:45 PM

Sadly I don't have any tips for you but I do love fishing! It's just been years since I've done any. Where I grew up, we had two stocked ponds on our property so I was fishing ever since I was old enough to hold one of those kiddy reels. We even hosted a charity fishing competition one year to raise money for a sick family member. Best pic I have of my dad and I came from that. I was like 3 years old sitting in his lap with my pink fishing rod!

Lost all my gear in hurricane Katrina a few years back and haven't replaced any because I don't have anywhere to fish at the moment, but I'm trying to change that!

MMantelli 06-05-2013 03:57 AM

I live in Florida so I don't know how much large mouth bass's tastes are different from here to there but I always have good luck with papa frog and spinner luers. Liive bait is always best like shiners. For our catfish I usually go for channel cats and butter cats and for bait its chicken livers that have been left in the sun for a few hours. Just gotta be careful gators love the smell of rotten meat but yall aint got that problem up there lol. I found if u put the liver in a piece of panty hose and run a weedless hook through it they can't steal it as bad.

patrickriley2010 06-05-2013 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by bthomas (Post 2498956)
Off topic question-- But still fish related! Just wondering if anyone likes to go fishing? I live in ohio so its all freshwater lakes,reservoirs,and some rivers. Anyone have any tips for me? (What bait to use etc) there are large and small mouth bass bluegill catfish (im sure a load of others) everwhere I go. I know there's google but im hoping to get some great tips that might help me catch a monster. ;)

From ohio what part ? If its Cincy area we should go fishing

my_little_tetra 06-05-2013 10:21 AM

I love fishing. I live in southwest Ohio and I mainly fish in the Little Miami river for smallmouth bass and red eyes. I also fish in some local ponds for largemouth, crappie, and channel catfish. The channel cats are the biggest, usually. Biggest fish I ever caught though was a blue catfish that was randomly in the river! lol I have also caught carp, blue gill, sheepshead, sucker minnows (ick), sure I'm leaving something out.... Use an ultralight spinning rod and the catch is more fun. I usually use live minnows for bait. You can also pick up raw chicken livers or raw smelt from the grocery store to fish for catfish.

IME, fish seem to bite most in the morning, evening, and most especially right before it starts raining. Most bass and panfish are more likely to go for lively bait. The best luck is when I wade the river and find "fishy" looking areas to cast into (ie near a fallen tree in the water, near a brushy pile...places that are deepish and have hiding spots for them to lurk in).

For artificial spinners...crappie like the color green. Don't ask...they just do. :D

I realllly want to go someplace and catch a pike of some kind. I want to catch something big and toothy, lol.

aquandrew 06-06-2013 02:54 AM

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i live in minnesota and yesterday i caught 22 crappies and my girlfriend caught 15! they were nice size but we didnt have a bucket. and a couple days ago i caught this nasty beast out of a creek by my house

Oohitsae 06-06-2013 03:27 AM

I live in ohio too!
I caught my biggest catfish last year at charles mill dam, (North Central, OH, Mansfield Area) right under the dam with just a worm. Ended up being a 30lb catfish, not sure what exact kind, flathead maybe? Anyways, it was some great eating!

patrickriley2010 06-06-2013 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by aquandrew (Post 2505343)
i live in minnesota and yesterday i caught 22 crappies and my girlfriend caught 15! they were nice size but we didnt have a bucket. and a couple days ago i caught this nasty beast out of a creek by my house

How big was the creek that looks like a carp holy cow

nickhendrix007 06-06-2013 09:16 AM

Try a popper during the early hours of dawn/early dusk when the sun is just rising/setting. Also beetlespins and the small spinners have always landed me the bigguns here in NC. Tight lines dude!

http://store.fishcreekspinners.com/c...llMix3_360.jpg

Strike King Beetle Spin

Top Water Lures for Bass / Hula Popper -- Orvis

bthomas 06-06-2013 01:41 PM

[QUOTE="Alyxx;2501770"]Sadly I don't have any tips for you but I do love fishing! It's just been years since I've done any. Where I grew up, we had two stocked ponds on our property so I was fishing ever since I was old enough to hold one of those kiddy reels. We even hosted a charity fishing competition one year to raise money for a sick family member. Best pic I have of my dad and I came from that. I was like 3 years old sitting in his lap with my pink fishing rod!

Lost all my gear in hurricane Katrina a few years back and haven't replaced any because I don't have anywhere to fish at the moment, but I'm trying to change that![/QUOTE

I grew up in a fishing family too! I remember my dad & grandpa lining up rows of walleye for my mom to take pics of before they got them ready to eat--i didnt do much fishing with them though because they were on a boat. Funny you mentioned the pink fishing rod. This weekend my husband and I are buying kiddie rods for my 3yo daughter and 4 yr old son and taking them fishing for the first time:-) I cant wait!! I hope you get some gear soon ,and find a good spot. Im still looking for one too!


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