I'm planning on taking some friends out for some bigger cats on thursday night. I was wondering if anyone had opinions on either lakes. I know the scioto produces some big ones.
I have to give Griggs a try. When I go fishing for cats I fish for them at O'Shaunessy or at Kiser Lake. When I am at Hoover, I'm fishing for bass, crappie, and saugeye also. I have caught a couple good size yellow perch in Hoover this year. It had been several years when I last caught a yellow perch. And when I am at Alum, I'm trying for saugeye and crappie. I usually get my saugeye and crappie, but I will also get LM, small cats, white bass, mud puppies, bluegills, and turtles. I, however, have never caught muskie and really would like to bring one in one day.good looking out.
I've caught some smaller cats from hoover in the past 3-6lb range...all on shrimp and nightcrawlers. I've recently started using chicken liver and I caught a good dozen or so at griggs last night. All my fish are catch and release unless one of my buddies really wants to take 1 home.
I've only been to alum once and that was for some skunked muskie action.
I too have fished hoover at least twice a week for the past year but I have never fished for cats. it's always bass, crappie, and saugeyes.
If anything I will try out Hoover first and see my results again..then begin to learn alum.
Sorry to hear that you came up empty. We definitely got some rain today. You may just get your wish for tomorrow. Good Luck. Hope you get some big ones.so i got back around 2:30am.
i think the fish in the area were a lot smaller. i had 3 tight lines set up from the bank and the tips of the rods i put on a glowstick and bells. every good 10 minutes or so...the rod would bend and the bells would ring but once i got to the rods...they were back to normal. i am using a 3/0 team catfish circle hooks with semi frozen chicken livers. There was a guy about 60 yards from me catching some average size carp.
hopefully it pours tonight for thursday evening action.
overall results : skunked