Alum - monster

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by ying6, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. O.K. I have been waiting to post this until I could get a picture, but there is a guy on this site who caught a 31 inch saugeye at Alum a couple days ago. He had a picture taken on a polaroid and released it at the Cheshire boat ramp. He has the picture and is suppose to scan it later today barring any technical difficulties. (I have seen the picture and it is poor quality however definitely a big fish)
    It was caught in 2ft of water or less... and on a vibee.
  2. ShakeDown

    ShakeDown OGF Staff Staff Member Admin

    Just the title got my heart pounding...

    Can't wait to see it, and congrats to the member who landed her. SWEET!!

  3. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    i wanna see this one guess would be fishslim caught it,but he wouldn't be using a polaroid:D
    if not now,in a couple more months that pig could be a possible candidate for the new record:B
  4. My God what would a fish like that weigh??? whoever caught it Congratulations and you will be the subject of my envy for a LONG TIME.
  5. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    it's possible it could weigh 15 pounds.a lot depends on egg developement(if female,which is likely)and how heavy it's been feeding.most record size saugeyes are caught from in the colder months of late fall/winter for those reasons.
    the 14 pound state record(november) was almost an inch shorter,so 15 is not out of the question.
    all records that i know of have been caught at those uncle held the record many years ago and it was caught in november cousin caught it's twin from the same spot in november a few years ago.
  6. Almost worth going up to Chesire just to see the pics...and he released the hawg to boot...gotta give him a well done for that one.
  7. captnroger

    captnroger OGF Webmaster

    The 29" saugeye I caught in the spring of 1995 at Alum weight 9lbs on the nose and was a big fat pig.
  8. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    my 9 pounder from hoover in june 05.
    28 inches and not near as fat as it would have been in november(easily 10+).actually not what i'd consider fat,but real solid fish.

  9. Hook N Book

    Hook N Book The Original Hot Rod Staff Member

    Sounds like Saugeye run in (to) your family...! :D

    I'd like to see this too.
  10. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

    you betcha:D
    but i just ain't joined the family 10 pound club yet:eek:
    but like i said,my fish would have done if i'd caught it a few months later:(
  11. How do saugeye develop eggs in the fall when they are sterile? My guess is that they just get fat for winter, or you are actually dealing with a walleye or sauger. Just my two cents.
  12. Hook N Book

    Hook N Book The Original Hot Rod Staff Member

    Because they're strile does not mean that they don't or can't go through the motions. Strile on means that something does not work properly. :D Like eggs or semen not being viable. ;)
  13. I guess I need to do more research. I thought that a sterile fish was actually lacking reproductive organs, which would make them all the same sex. I must be confused. I would like to read more if anyone can point me in the right direction.
  14. krustydawg

    krustydawg KrustyDawg

    When us human males get a vasectomy we become sterile but we still have the poppa parts and as Rodney said we can still go through the motions (thank God !).:D Do a search at on sterile saugeye and you will find more reading material. Attached is a decent article. Saugeye are not 100% sterile, but they have a very very low reproduction success rate, hence the stocking programs.
  15. Hook N Book

    Hook N Book The Original Hot Rod Staff Member

    Gee Krusty, I almost used that same exact example...! :eek:

    Now back to the situation at hand...! :D Where's the picture of this Hawg...? ;)
  16. StuckAtHome

    StuckAtHome Mad SOT YAKER!

    they are not sterile, they just don't reproduce well. This has been discussed here before in the past.
  17. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

  18. Sorry, I'm new and under-informed. It sounds like in the case of a true record fish there is likely egg production taking place. Google is great for us idiots. Thanks for the help.
  19. Lundy

    Lundy Staff Member

    Are you still talking about a fish?:D
  20. this was my 28 incher from hoover in june, just a little over 7.5 lbs..cant wait to see this 31 wow!!!!!!!