Post by banksidebandit on Mar 18, 2013 16:06:26 GMT -5
I usually look for where there is a few nice logjams close together and fish a nearby flat or creek mouth at night. In the day I drop it right in the logs. Never really targeted rocks much but seems like a few other ppl have luck that way so I'll plan on giving that a try.
Post by banksidebandit on Mar 7, 2013 22:42:30 GMT -5
Sean, I saw the same video with Steve Douglas before as well. I also plan on heading down to the Ohio River for at least 1 good 3-4 day trip this year. I was wondering the same thing as to which pools would be better than others. How big a gap is the difference in numbers? And is the size difference in the areas only for blues or is it the same for flats? Never really fished the big river except for from the bank and had some success but nothing to brag about.
Post by banksidebandit on Mar 5, 2013 22:40:54 GMT -5
We have fished from kayaks and canoes at a canoeing place on the Scioto river just south of columbus. My buddy who was with me caught a 16lber out of a log jam mid-day on a saturday when the place was packed. He was able to keep it from getting hung-up but even the 16lber pulled him around quite a bit. We had a crowd of ppl watching and rooting him on. I'de imagine a nice one would just about have their way with you on a kayak. Would sure be fun on a lake though!
Post by banksidebandit on Mar 5, 2013 22:30:50 GMT -5
Definitely like the biggest creek chubs or suckers I can catch. I live close to a cpl holes and I'll hit the creeks multiple times and keep only the big ones in a tank. Then stop by the bait store and buy the biggest carp and goldfish they have usually the day after they get in a shipment. I like the chubs/suckers early and blue gills/goldfish/carp in the summer months.
Post by banksidebandit on Feb 28, 2013 20:54:10 GMT -5
Just watched infisherman catfish classic the other day and learned a few things about drifting. That's a good idea Kip I'm sure you would have quite a bit of buyers if you ever made one. I've always thought a fishing or hunting dvd that showed you're average people would do well. One that shows the struggles of days when they're not biting or bad weather days so ppl can relate.
Post by banksidebandit on Feb 26, 2013 0:36:50 GMT -5
Just read Mexicanthreats story and it reminded me of an incident we had at Buckeye Lake carp fishing a few years ago. Me and a buddy were fishing off a cpl docks where we asked the owners for permission to fish off of and there were a cpl guys a few docks down fishing as well. They were nice, funny guys who knew how to throw back a cpl Natty's if you know what I mean. Well while we're sitting on the dock, we hear some noise and look over and one guys pole flies into the water. With no hesitation the guy dives in head first in what can't be any deeper than 3-4ft of water and dissappears. After about 10-15 seconds or so with no noise we start to head over to his dock. We get all the way to his dock by the time he comes up and he bursts out the water pole in hand fighting the fish. He fights the carp to his body and tries to grab it and the carp makes a run and he drops his pole again. He luckily was able to grab his pole before it got too far away and starts fighting the carp again. This time we grabbed his net and were able to net the carp for him from the dock. Ended up being a nice sized carp at 13lbs. Didn't actually happen to me but definitely a rememorable experience.
If anybody else has any funny stories I'de love to hear em while sittin here waiting on warmer temps.