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  1. The Lounge
    Indian seems to warm up the fastest around here, and I’m anxious to start as soon as ice out. I’m from Cincinnati and there are saugeye here but seems like nothing compared to Indian. I want to make a trip up when would be the best time? Would they be into their “spawning” in March. Would it be...
  2. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    I just started getting back into fishing after a 15yr hiatus. Been to Buckeye 3 days in a row and have been shut down every time. Was using an Hj10 at the north shore the night it was snowing and slim was catching 11 eyes in 35 mins at Indian 😭 tried every retrieve I could think of. I even stuck...
  3. The Lounge
    does anyone know if it is safe to eat from below the Dover dam? Found some nice saugeye just below the dam in the spillway. Released every one because I'm not sure about eating them. Anybody know about this?
  4. Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    HI Folks: Chippewa lake in Medina County Ohio is stocked with (among others) Saugeye -- we were over there the other night and a guy had one he didnt want, which we took home and ate -- it was great, now we want to catch them :) I dont know much about them -- he caught it in shallow water on...
  5. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    Anyone have any tips on where I can get on some crappie or saugeyes from the shore? Or any species for that matter... I don’t have a boat so I’ve been fishing dinky ponds around Union and Delaware county as well as wading the Scioto, but I would like to change up species a bit. It just seems...
  6. 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
  7. Outdoor Events & Seminars
    Troy Becker, who may be better known as Fishslim, will be the guest speaker at this Thursday’s MOWC meeting. Troy is well known for his saugeye angling prowess all over the state of Ohio. This will be a meeting you won’t want to miss if you want to improve your odds vs the elusive saugeye. The...
  8. Bass Discussions
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe> Skip to 7:25 for the big bass. 0:45 for the Trout that might have SVD I just started fishing last year, I mostly catch Smallmouth...
  9. Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    Was able to get the HJ dialed in right around dark and picked up 3 nice fish before losing my last of 2 HJ on a snag. While cleaning the biggest fish (21 1/2in) noticed how big it’s belly was for being that size, was worried about eggs but upon further inspection it was an 8in crappie, Or so me...
  10. Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    My buddy caught this Friday night on a vibee on a ice fishing pole with 4lb test casting toward shore and then jigging close to the boat. Came in at 28" and a little over 9lbs. Biggest Saugeye I've ever seen.
  11. Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    I'm going to camp this weekend at Tappan and I was wanting to eat some fish out of the lake. Does anyone know of fish to eat that are biting now. Also possibly what they are biting on?
  12. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    I have caught some pretty nice saugeye in the spillway, but I never see posts about guys fishing out on the lake on a boat. Went up there for awhile this past week and struggled to find the saugeye. Anyone have any good areas to target? Not asking for that special spot, just a general area to...
  13. Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    Crappie and saugeye bite was great. Crappie with size are in 6-12 ft of water. Small schools are up on the bank in brush piles. I'm not into catching 7" crappie or going through 50 in an attempt to get 15 keepers. I try to avoid that at all costs. Out of the 22 crappie I caught, I only had 3...
  14. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    What place this time of year is the best for catching saugeye ???? please someone let me know . going out today
  15. Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    Anyone fish lake Snowden? Going Friday. Any tips or pointers are appreciated.
  16. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    Hey Friends! As part two to my Deer Creek video, I wanted to make one highlighting my method for cleaning/cooking Saugeye! Would love to hear your tips/recipes :) **Please let me know if this is the incorrect forum, I am not intending to break any forum guidelines. Happy to move this post!**
  17. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    Hey guys! Back at it again with another one. Met up with my father-in-law Tom Kirker over at Deer Creek Spillway. They released a bunch of water in the afternoon which churned the waters and shut down the bite pretty hard. We ended up catching 3 Saugeye. We saw several other fishermen slaying...
  18. Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    So I've fished Cowan Lake and below the dam this year for a saugeye and haven't had any luck. I've been targeting saugeye since mid January with no luck. Today I went out and tried twister tail grubs, lipless crank baits, hair jigs and jerkbaits. I fished for about 10 hours and only managed to...
  19. Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    Does anyone ever fish the Scioto around Chillicothe for saugeye? I've tried to fish the few accessible spots that I know of but no dice. Any info or tips would be awesome. I can officially say I have an addiction but can't seem to find the fix locally.
  20. Central Ohio Fishing Reports
    Recently, I've decided to try my hand at Saugeye fishing so rather than following my usual techniques...and hitting up my usual hot spots for other types of fish...I've begun asking various people I run in to out fishing for advice and tips. I've also spent a plethora of time meandering various...
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