First fish on soft water for '08

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by Fishman, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    First time I've gotten out to fish on non-frozen water this year. Good lord, I'm glad spring is knocking on our door! I fished a 30 or 40 acre quarry.. heck I don't know how big this thing is, but it's huge. I went with the intentions of crappie fishing, but they wern't cooperating for me. I did catch one largemouth, about 2 pounds and had something break me off. I had a big shiner sitting out under a float when the fish took it. Fresh (put on yesterday) 8# triline xl line, drag set moderatly. Never stopped it, reached down to loosen my drag when the fish surged hard and it snapped me off..... least I got my 2 dollar float back :D :D

    The thing that really struck me was the 2lb largemouth was terribly lethargic when I caught it, whatever I hooked on the shiner was not:D