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smallie slammers 6/15/04

Discussion in 'Central Ohio Fishing Reports' started by winkstyle, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. hit the darb this morning for some exsplosive smallie action.my brother and i had our hands full we landed 21 smallie mostly small ones . all fish where cought on buzz baits and minnows.here our some pics of the biggest of the bunch. :D [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. You need to read your other post, I told you to stop fishing and give the rest of us a chance! :p

    Way to go on the smallies. Was the creek up and muddy? it looks pretty bad down my way.
     

  3. NewbreedFishing

    NewbreedFishing High Speed Angling

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    Either that fish has 3 identical twins or it's the same fish x4
    The markings are exactly the same. :confused:
     
  4. 3pics are of the biggest one i cought on a buzz bait you can see the lure,the one with my brother was cought on minnow
     
  5. What part of Darby were you fishing? I fish it all the time down by Circleville but have been wanting to try out some new areas.
     
  6. the darb was flooded,but i have noticed that when it is the smallies move up into what is normally the shallows ,the hang up in the weeds,bushes,and log jams which are in less than 1 foot or less of water at a normal flow.last year i did really well catching big cats in the flooded darb.but not when it was at normal flow.
     
  7. I have caught them before when its been flooded also, up in the trees. Never got any cats, I always get a few on crankbaits and twistertails while smallie fishing. I got a nice size cat last year on a rooster tail.
     
  8. last year when the darb was up while smallie fishing with a crank bait i cought about a 5 pound channel.i went to a store bought some livers cought all kinds of cats till 5am went through 4 tubs of liver.3 of them where in the 10-15 pound range.went back the following weekend water was down cought 1 dink cat.high water patterns produce nice fish.
     
  9. I have heard of good cat fishing during high water but have never tried it, dont really know where to start. May not have a choice but to fish high water this year if the weather keeps up.
     
  10. acklac7

    acklac7 S.S.

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    High water is prime time for flatheads as well as channel cats....fishing will be EXCELLENT within the next 2 weeks as the water levels begin to recede...find a spot directly shelterd from the main current and more often than not you will find fish...the only problem is the presentation. I have found that it is extremly difficult to work a lure in flood stage holes...the lure usually goes flying past the fish, and never gets a chance to reach the strike zone. Live bait is the way to go IMO...acklac