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hoover on sunday

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by striperfreak, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. striperfreak

    striperfreak stripes and smallies

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    Went out around 3 pm , wind was kicking so i decided to hold off on bass fishing and threw out 2 bass plugs hoping to get into something. A few minutes into trolling i see another boat lose a nice one at the boat, looked like a saugeye, i figure i may have made a good choice. After 30 miutes of trolling i hit a huge white bass, maybe 16 inches long and then another on the other rod. I turn around to make another pass at the whiteys and bust a 19 in saugeye. Needless to say i found me a hotspot, every pass for the next 2 hours pulls a whitey or a saugeye. If i was on the deeper side it was whitebass, shallow side , saugeye. I probably caught 10 whiteys, and 15 saugeye. All the saugeye were between 15 and 21 inches, nice eaters, though i threw them back yesterday. Best day on hoover for me at least for saugeye. I may have to share time with the bass over there which is what i usually fish for. Spent an hour bassin, no bites.
     
  2. not looking for your spot...just the general area...I was in the LOTW's on sunday and was trolling a worm harness and got nothing...what were you using?
     

  3. Wow Sriperfreak that is the best Hoover saugeye report I've seen in years. Congratulations. Can you give any general information - water depths? On the flats or dropoffs on edges of points/flats? Fish suspended or near the bottom? Great job. I've hit the white bass before with a saugeye or two mixed in but not those numbers.
     
  4. striperfreak

    striperfreak stripes and smallies

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    saugeyes were in 5-7 ft of water wind was blowing pretty good into a hump/ledge that came up from 30 fow. I was using a white crankbait, cotton cordell? i believe, mostly used for bass, fish were also at a change in water color from the waves hitting th shallow ledge. When the wind laid down the bite slowed immensely.
     
  5. Thanks for the information striperfreak. I hit Hoover late afternoon last Friday when the wind was blowing good with small whitecaps on the lake. I decided to duck out the wind in a few coves and caught around 25 crappie with only every fifth one being a keeper of around 10". I've always heard to fish the wind blown shore but always found boat control a challenge when the wind is really blowing but I'll have to give trolling a try when those conditions arise again. I was fishing Cesear Creek a week ago Friday from shore when the wind was blowing waves in which brought flow around an island and caught around a dozen saugeyes but they were all 10" dinks ... likely stocked last year. There were some nice crappies mixed in with the saugeyes.