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Rocky Fork and Catfish 3/18

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Salmonid, Mar 20, 2017 at 12:45 PM.

  1. Tin Guppy (Rusty) and myself fished the SWOhioCatfish Club tourney on Saturday in the cold windy misty conditions. 34 boats showed up with only 14 weighing fish. Water was clear and back to normal height and a chilly 41.7 degrees. Luckily we were on fish most of the day ( landed 17 ) and managed 3 rd place with 46 lbs (6 channel cats) what hurt us was only having 1 kicker fish over 28" which was 14.1 lbs (3rd biggest fish) the winners had 52 lbs and a 14.3 lb kicker and 2 nd place had 49 and the big fish of 14.7 lbs I think i got Rusty hooked on these whiskered wonders. Lol ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1490028297.736144.jpg
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  2. Wonderful, Mark and Rusty! Looks like RF has huge potential as a cat lake. 50# plus to win sounds like GLSM.
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  3. Thanks for the report! Some nice channels there.
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    Ahhhh... finally, a report from the cat whisperer himself... nice fish Mark! Good to see ya posting in SW again!
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  5. congrats on taking 3rd place with that many boats. thank you for sharing your story with the rest of us. and a great job catching so many fish in this messed up weather.
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  6. BuzzBait Brad

    BuzzBait Brad River Angler

    Congrats on a successful tourney
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  7. Cat Mangler

    Cat Mangler Pirateer

    Back at it, way to get em in the boat fellas!
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  8. Nice fish I fish there alot so it is neat to see some of the fish!
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  9. I believe RF has been known for years as a good cat lake, I remember thirty years ago fishing walleye there and getting some huge catfish.
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  10. going through old pictures from the 50's of my folks - mom, dad, grandmother and uncle fishing at RF and pulling in big catfish
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  11. Great job Mark and Rusty. Didn't fish the docks Sat. or I may have seen you. Fished Fri. and Sun. and got some crappies.
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  12. Glad to see Rocky is still a great catfish lake, nice fish Salmonid.
    My dad and I spent a lot of time early spring walleye fishing on Rocky also, we fished live chubs and occasionally picked up some big cats and a musky every now and then.
    Nice report and Good luck and Good Fishing !
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