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GMR Report (Dravo Park) 8/15/04

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports' started by DavidWS10, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. DavidWS10

    DavidWS10 Bankless Boat Trash

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    Well, I hit the banks of the Great Miami River at Dravo Park yesterday, and despite the beautiful weather, it was a fishless outing. I had a couple of good runs but nothing to show for that bait that was mauled. I had some lively goldfish and some chubs, all in the 6-8 inch range. The first run came on a chub head, and came back in with a V-shaped chunk missing from it. The second run came on a live 6" goldfish, and it was a long screamer peeling off the clicker. It came back in having been scalped. The third run came on that same goldfish, but came back in missing its head. Another of our members was also there fishing and caught a small soft-shelled backstroker on shrimp. However, at the time I didn't know this person was a member until we started packing up and started talking. Lazzyfishingman (aka Make7upyours from a previous site) was the turtle master yesterday. I was just feeding them. Anyways, Jason, it was a pleasure meeting you, and hopefully we can fish together again in the future and actually catch some fish. One more thing, for those who haven't been to Dravo Park in a while, boy has it changed. The gravel company has quit dredging that stretch of the river and the banks are beginning to return to a more natural appearance, as well as some structure beginning to form around the old RR bridge pillars. All in all, I enjoyed my time on the bank - despite the fact that I do miss being able to fish from my boat.
     
  2. Hey David,

    I bet after the next rain that place will be hoping again..The area does look much better to me also..

    GL on the bank


    Insane---out
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter Mellons mentor

    Glad to see you made it out david, your luck was about like mine.
     
  4. Heck David fishing just seems to be slow every where right now,higher & cooler water are right around the corner!It is good just to get out and try.Daryl
     
  5. Lazzyfishingman

    Lazzyfishingman How you work is who u r!!

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    Thanks David. I am going to go down there tonight. I will be arriving abt 730pm or so. I am going to stop at J. Jim's and get some Mackeral. Give that a shot.. I guess at this point nothing hurts... However, I have my rear brakes off my car and having a buger of a time trying to adjust my emergency brake since they are not self adjusting on the escort.. I am like at an awe right now.... So, I guess I am hoping to be down there abt 730 or so.. I am going to have the whole clan there.. My daughter and Great Dane pup.... ANyways, I have to get off here and get back to work.. Give me a shout David
     
  6. DavidWS10

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    I'd come down tonight, but I just got home from work and am just now seeing this, and my wife has other plans for me. Hopefully next time. But I do hope you have some great luck. Let us know how you do.
     
  7. Lazzyfishingman

    Lazzyfishingman How you work is who u r!!

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    That is fine...I will be down there tomorrow.. I am going to be down there abt the same tomorrow and staying later since i have seen the best fishing is abt 11pm from the posts. From the post of poaching( it is against the law to transfer fish or aquatic species from one body to another....) Is there any updates on that... Where abts are the idiots doing the poaching at. I have one more week off work and I am bored.
     
  8. DavidWS10

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    If I can make it, I will try to meet you down there. I'll send you a PM if I'm going to be able to make it.
     
  9. Lazzyfishingman

    Lazzyfishingman How you work is who u r!!

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    A true believer now of big fish in the GMR...... Had fun tonight... I caught a nice 15# on shrimp had 3 break offs, one chase the bait out of the water on to the shore, and 2 nice hits off a mackeral head... Pole was drug into the water and had to so swimming for it... the water was not that cold..thank God.... But a lot of swearing...The guy 2 foot away was using shinners. They were eating them like crappies eating minnows...All the bites and fish were after 10pm. I left abt 11:20pm, since it was raining and the dog knocked the latern into the water.... It was a good night.... Also, I saw a 30+ inch gar caught.... he made it back into the water dead.....with a rock thru its head....Some people....David just give me a shout on the cell if you want to meet down there...