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We want to invite all OGF members to the Columbus Fishing Expo February 10th-12th 2017.
- Friday Noon - 8 P.M. - First 1,000 visitors with paid adult tickets receive a sample lure pack from Vic Coomer Lures
- Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. - Free Kids Meal Coupon from Long Horn Steakhouse. (We will update the amount available soon)
- Sunday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. - First 1,000 visitors with adult ticket receive a sample pack of Lewis and Wright Bass Fishing Tech Lures
Big shout out to SaugeyeTom and 9Left for helping me catch my first trout today. I was fishing half a crawler most of the day but other than a chub, no luck. I switched to a black 1/16oz roostertail with gold spinner and didn't take long before I had my first brownie! He wasn't a monster but hey I would've been happy with anything. Can't wait to get out and do it again!
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.
I grew up in the "black gold" fields of southern West Virginia. My earliest memory of fishing was walking down to the east fork of the usually muddy! Tug River with my cocker spaniel Topsy, some kind of pole and a can of worms on warm Spring days. I was around 6 or 7 years old. Caught many suckers(some large ones on occasion), and the occasional red-eye(rock bass). Later, my uncle took my dad and me trout fishing for stocked rainbows. He had two pristine trout streams within five miles of where he lived. One day I caught a huge hold-over daddy rainbow maybe 4-5 pounds on a crawler! Try to top that!
It was a hard day of fishing, people up and down the chagrin not catching any. However my buddy and I were the only ones that caught fish. We got 4 steelhead. Not a high numbers day, but it shows me that my hand tied jigs are better than the store bought jigs. So if you are a steelhead fanatic, I highly suggest making your own jigs. It's will worth the startup costs
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