Ohio Game Fishing - Your Ohio Fishing Resource
In light of the cooling temperatures, I've been thinking more and more about how limited my fishing opportunities will be in the coming months. But I guess as long as the flows aren't frozen over, I'll probably keep trying to fish the flows. Last year at this time, I just started to read about smallmouth and creek fishing in general. I was pretty much just a pond and lake guy and I figured that waiting until spring would be best as far as taking a crack at the smallies. This year is different though because I have already become pretty familiar with the creeks.
Got out late this evening hit a rocky area that i have not fished much lately due to wind direction and other fishermen near the spot!! Tonight had basically whole lake to myself except a couple trollers trying to run aground. Was a steady bite all evening with 13 bites on my Blue chrome #12 husky suspender. Caught 11 Saugeyes and a fat 30" catfish. Wow did that hit wake me up! Ended up keeping 6 nice fat Saugeyes with biggest right at 24" She was pretty fat and blasted husky right at shore by the time i got her in one hook was in her mouth and thought for sure she would come off, but got her on shore and grabbed her as quick as i could. Was pleasantly surprised at water clarity south it was very nice.
Buddy of mine got hooked up with a gentleman from central Ohio who has a few dogs trained to run coyotes. They've been running them up in my area on land we have permission for and so far after today we've taken 32 coyotes. It has been a crazy time so far and still plan on going more. We are hoping to hit 50 by end of April. This is all within about 10 miles or so. Here's a few pics of some of the Yotes.
Just curious what everyone's favorite inland lake out of these are and the reasons why. You obviously know my selection just from my name. And by the way, Erie is really my favorite!! We always all give great information on this site and it would be nice to see where everyone loves going.