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2004 CAG Ohio Dillon Carp-In Review

Discussion in 'Carp Discussions' started by tpet96, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. tpet96

    tpet96 Banned

    CAG Ohio Southeast Ohio Carp-In
    Dillon Lake State Park
    August 13-15, 2004

    Sorry for the delay in the review guys. Have been out of town for a few days, and just now getting caught up. Will have the review and pics posted on as well.

    Well, another fine event in Ohio.....and yet another great turnout! I believe for the weekend we had around 17 people, most staying for the duration. We had a couple of new faces, as well as a few regulars. Everone had a great time and caught plenty of fish.

    What is becoming a growing trend in the CAG Ohio group, a few parents brought their children out this time around to experience carping first hand. This is what CAG is all about in Ohio....sharing family time on the bank.....sharing the great sport of carp fishing with the youngsters of Ohio.....and promoting the world's greatest sportfish to the public. As usual, we held our event in a high traffic location. Had quite a few vacationing public stop by to see what we were doing. Picked up a couple of possible new member prospects as well. Spent a good deal of time on the bank with the DNR and rangers as well. Made great ties with them again, and they advised us as to ways to make our event even better at the park for next season.

    Paul Binkley made a fantastic stew on Saturday night for the group. This was done in a dutch oven over hot coals. All made from scratch, and very tasty I must add!

    During the day on Saturday, Bob Bernowski did a presentation on Paylaking techniques. This included preparing several types of packbaits, base ingredients for paylaking baits, as well as different rigs used by paylakers. Bob also handed out free Purina Aquamax pellets and Fry Powder to those who were interested in making their own baits. Bob put these tactics to work on the bank, and landed many fish into the night. Thanks for this addition Bob. Everyone learned some new tactics, and the presentation was well received!

    A quick warning for those who fish Dillon for carp. These carp will come out of the water for baits. Make sure your baitrunners/drags are opened up all of the time, even if your baits are out of the water. 1 rod was lost on accident this weekend, and another was 1/2 dragged into the water. These fish come right up on the bank, and literally jump out of the water to take suspended baits.

    Thanks again to everyone for a fantastic event. This event was well received by everyone, and had multiple requests to do our South East event here for next season. We can apply for a permit to camp/park right at the fishing area for next year. This will be discussed at our Alum event in October when we have our 2005 schedule setting meeting with the group.

    For photos of the event, feel free to visit:

    If you have any photos, please email them to me at and I will get them uploaded to the album. Looking forward to next month. See you on the bank!