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  1. Only small fish!

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    Sept 1st I headed to the lake around 13:15. I did stop at my local mom & pop bait shop for a dozen night crawlers. Lines in the water around 13:45 at the deeper part of the lake, I had 2 rods, one for bluegill and one for catfish. I tried 3 different spots at that part of the lake. 14:40 No...
  2. New angler

    New OGF Members
    Hello, My name is Drew Hurley. I am an avid angler from Delaware Ohio who is currently studying Civil Engineering at Ohio Northern University. I enjoy just about any kind of fishing there is, but in particular love fishing for big cats and fly fishing for trout. I will often kayak fish as well...
  3. Help on fishing above Meldahl and Chilo ramp.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I might be fishing that section of the river in September. I have never fished that part of the Ohio, will trying to get some catfish. far up river is Chilo ramp from the dam? Are there any skipjacks up there?
  4. A new lake for me in NKY.

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    July 28th. I headed to a new lake I learned about the other week. I took my wireless fish finder to map out how deep it was and to try to locate where the fish were holding. I stop at a nearby convenient store to get bait. They were sold out of all their bait. I therefore had to depend on...
  5. Sandusky Bay

    Lake Erie Fishing Reports
    I am planning on coming up to Sandusky Bay in a couple weeks and do some catfishing and was wondering what is a good boat ramp to launch from? I see Dempsey but I am coming from Columbus area and really don't get up to the Bay very much.
  6. Sandusky Bay Catfishing

    Northwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    My buddy Bill hit up Sandusky Bay for catfish. Seems like the guy is always catching good ones out of the bay. There must be a real healthy population of channel catfish in the bay. https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/fishtalkfishingreports/sandusky-bay-catfishing-t13778.html
  7. Any tips for a 16 year old?

    The Lounge
    I love fishing but I want to get better at it and catch more fish consistently. Any tips for from shore for really any species would be appreciated
  8. Good day on the river

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Went to the river at Marietta Tuesday and had a pretty good day. I caught 8 channels 2-6 pounds, 2 blues 10 and 8 pounds and two flatheads a 17 topped of with 36 pounder. Its been a while since I had a day like this. Since I live in Seville just outside of Akron its a pretty good hike down to...
  9. No catfish but some action.

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    July 24th. I picked up my grandson at 09:45 go fishing. We stopped at our mom & pop bait store for some red worms. My grandson had his line in the water around 11:00. I was busy checking out the lake with my portable depth finder. I was surprised that it showed only 14 ft deep at the...
  10. NKY lake evening fishing

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    July 13th. I picked up my grandson at 6 p.m. to head to the lake. We got our lines in the water around 7 p.m. It was still near 90 degrees with NO breeze at all. I tried the Catawba Worms on both my catfish and bluegill rods to start the evening. I did not get any bluegill bites on anything...
  11. Zebco Zander’s BIG Cat!!

    Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    May I proudly present...my 10 year old’s PB.. 13lbs and 33” of blue cat! Zander played it and landed it all on his own with his Zebco 606!!! Now THAT is skill... You can also watch the video here:
  12. Farm pond was fun

    Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    June 11th. I picked up my grandson at 09:00 for a bluegill fishing trip to a farm pond. We got ready to fish around 10:30, my grandson caught 2 bluegills even before I was able to get my lines in the water. He was using red worms I decided to use the wax worms I had from the other day. He...
  13. Mahoning/Milton

    Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    Buddy and I have been planning a weekend to head up to Milton and stay on the boat all night and day and really work the Lake/Mahoning and find some cats. Hoping to come across some nice channels and maybe even flathead if we’re lucky. Just curious is anyone has any good fish stories or any good...
  14. XH duty catfish combos

    OGF Marketplace
    I am selling two different heavy duty combinations for catfish, sturgeon, most anything you will encounter in freshwater or saltwater including the megaladon, mosasaurus or one of the legendary Volkswagen or school bus sized catfish below the dams that your buddies, cousins, sisters, brothers...
  15. 2 trips to 2 lakes

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    May 11th.Trip: I picked up my grandson around 09:00, then we headed to get his minnow trap. It was loaded with large creek chubs that we used for bait. We had our lines in the water around 10:30 at the lake. My grandson missed 2 small L.M.Bass in the thick moss! Then he landed his big L.M...
  16. 1st. trip of the season

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    This week the weather warmed up so I was able to check out my boat motor. I charged up the batteries one day, then my grandson came down to help fire up the motor. Put the gas tank back in the boat then attached the rabbit ears. The Staybilt did work for after a number of priming the gas the...
  17. NKY. lake trip.

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    Sept 30th. Since the Ohio River is so high my grandson and I went to a local lake to fish for catfish. We got out lines in the water 11:45, and we both caught a bluegill by 12:00. We then took the bluegill on our catfish rod for catfish bait. Around 12:15 I had some type of fish biting on the...
  18. Tried small local lake in NKY.

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    September 15th I got access to one of our cars so decided to go fishing a small local lake. It was sunny and warm with a slight breeze when I first got to the lake. 13:30 I got my lines in the water. I had a bobber rig for catfish and a small rod for bluegills. I was casting the bobber rig...
  19. Catfishing in Antrim lake/ Cbus Tips

    Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    Hello all, I live on OSU campus, and I haven't been on here in a while, but I heard that the catfishing at Antrim lake is supposed to be great. If so, what are some tips and baits for catching them there? Are there any other options near campus?
  20. NKY. county lake action

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    August 3rd. I picked up my grandson at 09:20 and headed to a local lake. We got to the lake around 10:10, and my grandson caught a bluegill by 10:15. There was a nice cool breeze blowing on and off which helped beat the heat. 11:20 my grandson caught a small L.M.Bass. Then at 11:45 he...