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04-29-2004, 09:18 AM
I never see many posts about these fish,where is the best place in this forum
to make posts about them?Does anyone else fish for them before or after the run?How does most people fish for them,live bait,lures,trolling,planer boards?Just wondering,it is driving me crazy right now all I can think about is catching another one! Daryl
04-29-2004, 11:54 AM
I would fish for them if I knew when and where. Where do you fish for them? I know people catch them down on the Ohio River but other than that I dont know??
04-29-2004, 12:50 PM
For the past 4 yrs I have fished the East Fork lake.Rule of thumb is 2nd week of may is the big run .Last year I bought a larger boat & found out about how many where in the Big O now I am hooked on the river.I plan on spending as much time as I can till June chasing them.Daryl
04-29-2004, 01:11 PM
I believe pound for pound they are top dog in a fight. I have caught a few ,including a "10.25" monster. Did I fail to tell you the story :confused: Anyways, I would LOVE to hook into a striper of about 20 pounds or more. THE CATKING !!! :)
04-29-2004, 01:14 PM
Ya know what CK I don't think I did hear that story?thats why I fish for them so much hook a 5# hybrid is like alot of other 10# fish you may catch .Daryl
04-29-2004, 02:22 PM
I have a friend who regulary gets some hybrids out of the Ohio around the Racine pool I believe. He just throws jighead and twister into dead spots of currents. I think his biggest this spring is 5#. He fishes from daylight to about 9 am I think.
04-29-2004, 02:50 PM
Se Ohio is great for Hybrids, you can catch them on anything from artificials down to cut baits and chicken livers. If you want to catch stripers head further west on the Ohio, near Kentucky, and you can get into Hybrids and stripers there.
I think that Salt Fork has stripers in it. The state keeps its brood stock in there. You're only allowd to keep like 1 fish a day from there and it has to be a certain size limit. Alot of the other state lakes have Hybrids in them. Buckeye Comes to mind as well as Charles Mill, but I'm sure there is a lot more.
04-29-2004, 03:03 PM
10.25 and one, oh yeah!!
but thats all i know, got a link for "the rest...of the story"? id like to read it.
04-29-2004, 03:08 PM
Everytime I have caught one was when I was fishing for something else. So they were all a complete surprise. They are alot of fun to catch though. I think my biggest hybrid was only about 8 pounds. I have caught bigger true stripers. I am a cat man though, so I can't tell ya how to fish for them, just throw some bait out for cats and will get some striper here and there :D
04-29-2004, 03:45 PM
Fishyguy, your thinking of Seneca. Salt Fork doesn't have stripers or hybrids, only white bass.
04-29-2004, 04:11 PM
I wasnt talking about either, I was speaking in general.
04-29-2004, 04:19 PM
Sorry, I meant Fishman. :o
04-29-2004, 04:39 PM
Catch me at an outing ;) No link for this double feature story-But that's a GREAT idea :D DA KING !!! "10.25" and " 1 " OH YEA !!!
04-29-2004, 05:33 PM
I caught this hybrid back in 2000, 17# 10 oz. State record lasted only a week was broke again one week after I caught it, was fishing the Anderson Ferry area of the Ohio river with live Shad, he picked it up and came right back at the boat and just kept on going, thought it was a gar he moved so fast. It was late November.........Doc
04-29-2004, 06:48 PM
That is a freakin nice fish !!! If I recall Doc, you released this trophy? CATKING
04-29-2004, 06:58 PM
Yes I did and one week after mine in the same area was an 18#er, could have been the same fish as he took down a 8inch live Shad, then somebody got one up at Aberdeen that went 18-6oz. I think, not sure right now what the Ohio record is..........Doc
04-30-2004, 12:05 AM
It was 16.9 I think, held since 1985, then broke twice within 2 weeks. I think this one is the current record holder. Or maybe she was the 1st one to break it & then her's was broke? I'm sure it's still under 18# This one was 17# something. I've got the picture named Rosemary Shaver 17-68
04-30-2004, 12:15 AM
She still holds the record.......Click here for Record Ohio Fish (http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/recordfish_fshohio/rcrdfish.htm)
04-30-2004, 12:22 AM
Stop while there's still hope, don't let them get under your skin !! :rolleyes:
That's my best, it was 14# 2 oz. I thought it might be a new record, so I kept it to put it on a good scale......*LOL* 3 # short, but it was the largest I had ever seen. :eek:
Here's a nice big fat one caught on a topwater bait ! :o
Caught it right there in the water......:cool: :confused:
04-30-2004, 07:52 AM
Nice fish Doc & Jim,thats what I keep hoping for!They only bother me bad for about 3 months a year-april through june.After that I get back into cats again.This time of year when I go to the river I am hoping for nice cats but in the back of my mind I think STRIPERS!!!Good luck fishing/catching guys. Oh I think we need a place to talk about different baits & lures for these fish we got for cats,bass,pan fish,carp & even ice fishing-and ya know how much of that we get every year. Daryl
04-30-2004, 09:14 AM
Man those look like some fun fish to get onto.
Those fish Are Hawgs.
Iv heard Kiser lake has some nice hybrids. Maybe I need to take a trip out there! ! !
04-30-2004, 09:19 AM
You are right about Kiser, Bass_Hawg. and another one is Buckeye Lake. CATKING
04-30-2004, 10:00 AM
Truck, one post could pretty much fill you in on artifical baits & another one would cover the live bait/cut bait rigs. Jigs, spoons, and topwaters. Sliprigs with shad or skips or strips of skips. Have to fish them where the fish are, have to search the water. sometimes they prefer a jig, sometimes a spoon, if you see them bustng-topwater. Often you can get them to hit topwater even if you don't see them, it will trigger them. I weight mine down to 2-3 oz, have to crank hard to keep it on top !!
Maybe if I find a good run, I'll contact you & teach you the ropes... ;)
04-30-2004, 10:30 AM
Jim that would be great,I can't seem to catch enough.If you run into more than you can possibly catch by all means call me! Daryl
04-30-2004, 11:47 AM
The Great Miami River at the mouth of the ohio has some great fishing for stripers and hybrids. Madcatter and Jigger got into a bunch of them last year, about a couple of miles into the river while they were busting Shad on the surface, so you might want to try there also.......Doc
04-30-2004, 12:14 PM
Kink, lets here the story, I forgot!
04-30-2004, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the heads up Doc,we will be spending most of tomorrow looking for new spots :) Don't want to wear out my few honey holes that I have.Daryl
04-30-2004, 01:57 PM
I guess that beats Da King although it sounds a bit dinky compared with the hogs that Doc and Jim caught.:D That was below Greenup on May 3 1999. I used to go to Greers Ferry every year until I learned the fishing was better on the river.The big problem I have is hig muddy water. When conditions are right I can't go or I find out a day too late.:( Rain Today and Tomorrow followed by a cold front. I'm a little jealous of those who live near the river. My pet spot is the walkway below Greenup,a crowded place on weekends and off-limits at times since 9-11. I used to make jig heads by the hundreds and ship them to Greers Ferry where I had a buyer but I got sick of painting all those jigs & putting eyes on them. Worst thing about hybreds is the disapointment when you see how small that fish was that was pulling so much drag.:)
04-30-2004, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the pictures Jim. I've seen them before, but love to see them over and over. That 14 LB hybrid is a good one, but I've seen one bigger. I didn't catch it though. It seems to me that the best chance at a big hybrid is going to be from the Ohio River. As far as truely huge striper, I think Tenn. has every state beat. They are stocked heavily by the state, and are found in many lakes and rivers. I would still like to figure out how to catch them out of the Ohio River without bumping elbows on shore, or dodging lead in a boat.
05-01-2004, 07:45 AM
Here's a sample of a Seneca Striper.
05-02-2004, 07:44 PM
Wow Corey, thats a nice striper. I've caught them on 2 oz. jigging spoons in 50 ft of water on Lake Cumberland. Sure is a blast to find a school of stripers that are "firing up" on the fish finder. You can't jig the spoon hard enough to keep them off.
So what are the charictaristics of Seneca that it can sustain stripers? I'm sure that the state biologists have studied all the lakes in this state, and have come to the conclusion(poor water conditions, lack of depth, and lack of forage to name a few?) that there are no lakes that can sustain stripers. I'm just courious why this lake is the only lake in Ohio that can support them. Maybe it can, and maybe it can't, but I bet it all comes down to money. If it were chosen because the state just needed a place to keep the brood stock for the hybrid striper program, then I say start stocking the hybrids. I've got a lake 10 minutes from my house that I would love to see some hybrid striper stocked.
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