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Discussion in 'Ohio River Fishing Reports' started by Fishyguy, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Fishyguy

    Fishyguy Crazy Catman

    Hey guys, I am so frustrated right now, it's not even funny. Very rarely will I get frustrated when it comes to fishing, because I usually have pretty good luck. Of course the occasional skunk, or small fish, but for the most part I have decent trips, with the occasional larger fish. Well, in the last 2 weeks I have hit the river 4 times with a grand total of 31 hours on the water, and a total of 2 fish. Those 2 came on the same trip 5 minutes apart. In those 4 trips I would say I have had less than 12 bites. I have been using live and cut shad (fresh) and cut skipjack (frozen). I have fished hard and soft bottoms, shallow and deep, and in between, I have tried 3-way swivel and carolina rigs, I have tried everything I know. I can't figure it out. I have fished out of two different ramps in two different areas of the river. Is everyone else experiencing the same thing or has my luck just run out? I am just frustrated, had to vent a little bit. Oh and to top it off, when I went to get the truck tonight to load the boat back up, the battery was dead.
  2. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Same here my friend, been a very bad year...I just got done fishing 5 straight nights and never got a hit...It figures the rain finally quits and the fish are not hitting..I figure the Flats are spawning..July has always been a bad month for me..I am not going out agin untill at least August. because like you said it is very frustrating, and no fun at all.

  3. Sounds like you two need to choose another fish to have at it till the bite returns...
    Carp are always fun ;)
  4. Fishman

    Fishman Catch bait???

    If it makes ya feel any better my pet flathead hasn't ate the past few days. Earlier in the week he was mowing down feeder goldfish like it was no ones business. I'm going to start using him as a "when to go fishing detector."
  5. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    :eek: I think Mars is close to the planet right now....... :D
  6. ShoreBoundOne

    ShoreBoundOne lengthy Member

    i'm with you gys....i am 0 for the last 3 trips...i cant even get any Carp.

  7. Yeah I hear ya. I went out the other night and had some bites, but not as many as I'm used to at the spot I was fishing. So far this summer I think I've caught maybe a half a dozen cats. My summer months are usually slow with either no fish or a few dinks scattered around. My best months always seem to be September and October when the pre-winter bite is on. Even more frustrating was when I finally got into a nice sized cat, I wasn't ready for it and lost the fish after a brief fight. Judging by all the garbage and empty bait containers that were left scattered around on the ground in the area, I have no fear of people catching too many big cats there ;)
  8. mrfishohio

    mrfishohio Recovering Fishaholic

    Man, if I couldn't catch a carp..I'd take up golfing !! :D ;)

    PS......try stripes.
  9. I think most of us have been going through the few fish thing lately!I am just going to fly rc planes till the weather cools off some,good luck to all of ya still trying.
  10. shuvlhed1

    shuvlhed1 Banned

    the GMR hasn't been very productive for me at all this year, especially in the past few weeks. Maybe all the rain earlier in June did it.