COCC Tourney @ O'Shay This Weekend

Discussion in 'Catfish Discussion' started by H2O Mellon, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies


    I live in the Dayton area, so I do not know how the conditions are looking for the COCC Tourney this Saturday. NEOCats and I were suppose to fish it. With even more rain this week, is O'Shay going to be fishable from boat. I would think that the Scioto would make it unfishable. Hopefully someone can let me know before this weekend! :)

    If any COCC guys could PM or Email me, I'd appreciate it.

  2. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    I sent Mike a PM this morning also. Waiting for an answer.

  3. It's up and muddy, but fishable.
  4. Steelwolve

    Steelwolve COCC- Director

    Was driving by today to see, and it is up a couple feet at most, they do a good job at the dam keeping it well within its banks, Theres a well traveled right next to it and they never let it flood. As for the water it is definatly muddy but during this time of year its aways pretty mucked up. The weather is "supposed to be rainy during the week then dry by sat for a 60 degree partly cloudy day. That came from I will probally be getting the boat out Friday and will have a better report for ya. Hopefully not to late for ya.
  5. fishwhipped


    you guys have fun down there this week , i wont make it the 5th but hopefully i can the 12 th
  6. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Just heard from Doc.... I think he and Lynn will be making an appearance on Saturday.

    Should be a good time. I know NEOCats and I are looking forward to it.
  7. Doctor

    Doctor CJ Cat Attack Pack

    Yea it looks like the Duracats tournament is going to cancel another one, this will make 4 times, we still haven't been able to get a tournament in yet, Ohio River is raging.............Doc
  8. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    What are the hours? I live not to far and may stop by to see how things went.
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies

    Dale, I thik 8-3 or something like that. I'll let ya know for sure.
  10. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    The hours are 9am to 4pm. Registration from 8am to 8:45am. Everyone is invited to join us to fish or just watch the weigh-in and see how we all do.
  11. DaleM

    DaleM Original OGF Staff Member

    If I can make it I'll stop by and check out how you guys did.
    Thanks for getting back.
  12. BuckeyeTom

    BuckeyeTom Muskie and Catfish

    To everyone fishing the COCC Tourney. We'll be at Rocky Fork fishing with the DCCA that night. Rocky Fork was good to us two weeks ago... it took like 56 lbs. to win and a 14.2 lbs. bigcat. Crossing my fingers that we get safe conditions to fish the OHCC tourney at Ravenswood, WV/Ohio River next weekend. We prefished Ravenswood last Friday and it was TOUGH! One small flathead.

    Doc - Give me a call after you guys weigh-in. We should be pulling the boat out of the garage to head to Hillsboro about then.

    Jeff - You keep Mellon straight up there,lol.
  13. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    Tom-Good luck also at Rocky Fork. And I don't know about keeping Mellon straight, it might be the other way around. Gonna have to pull out all the tricks I believe.
  14. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon Hangin' With My Gnomies


    I'll see ya in Ravenwood. The wife and I will be fishing Ohio Hills this year. I cant wait.

    Doc, Lynn...... Good luck tomorrow. (Some one has to come in 2nd place, since NEOCats and I are winning it!) :)
  15. Hey Guys. Sorry I haven't gotten back with anyone. We are still on for tomorrow. I was up in Canada at the falls and just got back in town today. I did drive around the lake today and checked out the ramps. Everything is accessible and there is a moderate current flowing into the lake. The launch ramps were still exposed, but Columbus doesn't have any of their docks in yet, so launching and loading will be trickier than usual. The wind isn't supposed to be awful tomorrow, so it shouldn't be too bad. Those of you that can drive on, won't have any problems. Those of us, with tha pain in the butt pontoons that can't be driven on will have more problems. Looking forward to a good day of fishing. The weather should be great and hopefully the fishing will be too. See you guys at the lake.
  16. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Well where are all the fish pictures?
  17. yeah! the suspense is killin me!
  18. neocats1

    neocats1 Team Catastrophe

    Here are some pictures I took at the weigh-in. I don't have the full results, but first place was a little over 23#.

    Me and Bryan Mellon teamed up for the first time for a hard day of fishing. Water temps averaged around 48 degrees with a steady breeze. The water was the color of chocolate milk with a fair amount of small debris coming down from the Scioto River. The tournament started an hour late because of heavy fog. We headed north to start fishing. After only catching a couple of small ones, we started moving around a little. We never could get on any decent fish. The big fish was a little over 6#.
    The first picture is my little, no-money fish. The second one is the first place team and the third is the big cat.
  19. dont feel too bad, it was a tough day on the GMR as well. you would have thought with the river comming up overnight they would have been on fire. dang east winds;). thanks for the pics!
  20. Doctor

    Doctor CJ Cat Attack Pack

    1st Place 8 fish 23.5# didn't know them
    2nd Place 8 fish 21.5# Doc and Lynn Lange
    3rd Place 8 fish 15.7# Funk Brothers

    Good meeting you Jeff will see you at your Steubenville tournament.

    Hey Mellon thanks for the good luck as we did come in second like you predicted.

    Very tough tournament, the fish were holding right on the edges of the current and pecking at the baits, Lynn and I caught 18 fish to cull to our 8 best, with Lynn catching the bulk of the fish.

    This was our first tournament of the year so taking second place is a sweet victory for us we set our goal for 2008 to attempt to place in the top five at every tournament we fish this year.

    Doc and Lynn