Got out with the guys Saturday night for some Flathead fishing. We set a new single night record for numbers. 21 Flatheads total with no giants but my buddy Ryan caught a nice 17# fish. All fish were released after a few pics.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Jonous and Chuck recently made the trip from Indiana to Ohio to do some Flathead Fishing with me. We fished the river two days. First night we struggled to find any good fish but Jonous did manage to catch here very first flathead. During the night Chuck also caught quite a few Channels but the big fish eluded us. Second night we fished a few different spots, with still no big fish. As the sun was getting ready to come up we decided to run down river to a spot ive caught fish before. It wasnt long till the Blackhorse rod doubled over and we knew it was a good fish. It was Jonous turn and she did great fighting the fish to the boat. The fish weighed 36#s and crushed her fish from the night before.
The big Flat made the trip a success in all our eyes! Looking forward to next trip with these guys for we had lots of fun!
Monday, August 26, 2013
Took my young cousin Gavin out saturday night on a Flathead trip. Got anchored up about 8:00 pm in the first spot. Soon after dark I reeled in our first fish of the night, a nice 10# channelcat. Our next spot was down river about a mile. Shortly after anchoring up Gavin landed a 8# flathead. About an hour went by and my rod hammered down. I knew it was a big fish! After a good battle I finally got him to the boat and gavin did a great job as netman. This fish weighed 44.11#s. After a few pics and release my other rod went down, Gavin got to rod and reeled in another good flat at 22#s. The night was slow after that and we headed back to the ramp at 2:30am. Another great trip! With the cooling water temps the bite is really starting to heat up and only gonna get better.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Caught my Personal Best Flathead last Sunday night on the Muskingum River. Fish was caught at 3:30 am on a large live Redhorse sucker. Fish was released back to the river after a few pics. Fish weighed 50#s even.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
|April 27||Buckeye Lake||7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
|May 18||Seneca Lake||7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
|June 22||Deer Creek Lake||7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
|July 13||Dillon Lake||7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
|August 17||Seneca Lake||7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
|Sept. 21||Salt Fork Lake|
|Oct. 5||Ohio River|
|7:00 PM||7:00 AM||TBA|
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Day three started with a bang, 10 minutes into our first anchor we stuck a big triple. Three solid fish. This has to be the highlight of our trip. Very exciting scrambling around the boat trying to get all of them in the boat. Shortly after the triple Luckeywade and I landed a good double.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Steve was a great person, Husband and Father. Thankyou all!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
First the young channel catfish will have spots down the side of its body while a small blue catfish will not.
Another way to tell to be 100% sure is by the anal Fin.
(Please all) release the bluecats so they can grow and reach trophy potential. With everyones efforts we could possibly see 20# Bluecats in a short 5 years, for these fish feed all year long and grow to extreme sizes. I hope to see in my lifetime a trophy fishery come from the release of these great sport fish......smooth
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
When the water temps start to drop is when I start changing my techniques, first of all you have to know where to find the fish. I start by finding the wintering holes. A wintering hole doesn't have to be the deepest water in the stretch but with the most suitable conditions. Most of the places I find have little to no current and or a good current break. You find the right hole and the fish will be stacked up.
Next thing I think that is important is downsizing baits. During this time I usually will use a piece of cut bait not much bigger than a quarter. The best baits I've had success with is small chunks of Shad, Sucker or even Chubs. A lot of guys also have much luck with cut Minnows and Nightcrawler. I also will drop my hook size to the bait. I will run a size 5/0 to 6/0 hook, J style. I also like circle hooks but a lot of times at this time of year the fish are a little more sluggish and don't load the rod up enough for the hook to work properly.
Another thing I do is lighten my gear. I will use a light to med light action rod and say 10 pound line. At times the bite is so soft that with heavier gear you might not even feel the bite. Alot of times I will use my bass tackle the colder the water gets.
The last thing is patience! You might have to hit quite a few holes before you find the right one, but when you do find the right one, it can make for some non stop channel cat action.......Smooth
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
At the beginning of the year I started a new catfishing forum with a good friend of mine and it's taken off quite nicely, better than I expected actually and it's continuing to grow with great positive members and have some great sponsors! I have alot going on starting the first of the year. I'm starting a catfish research project with a private company and going to continue growing my website and better my fishing skills and knowledge.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Water temps are dropping hard but I think there's a few weeks left of decent fishing.