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Where to find Rock Bass in Akron area

Discussion in 'Northeast Ohio Fishing Reports' started by SoliTear, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. I was wondering where a good place to fish to find rock bass?

    I would like to stay close to the Akron area.
     
  2. ncraft150

    ncraft150 Buckeye-Basser

    All the local lakes have them. Long and Portage have a ton.
     

  3. I actually caught one in the cuyahoga... was kinda suprised... but i guess i shouldnt be
     
  4. I catch a lot on the Hoga but there's one spot where I just nail'em.
     
  5. bgpark1

    bgpark1 Catching and Releasing

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    year after year i gotta remind everyone there are no fish in the hoga... lots of rocks.... but no fish..... especially those "redeyes" you seem to be talking about... :p .... i would look in another river... rocky banks or holes with decent currents... i catch many throwing 1/8 white rooster tail upstream and running in through decent currents back down stream.... good luck.
     
  6. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Try the big Lake by the Firstone Country Club.I was
    shinning a spot light in the water near the bank one
    night and was amazed to see a GIANT Rock Bass!
    I thought it was a Smallmouth at first.He had to
    be in the 2lb range give or take.

    A word to you bass guys.You really should go down
    to this lake and toss some baits one night just for the
    heck of it.Its filled with bass and some pretty nice
    ones.Theres plenty of fish going 3lb in there and
    a lot of smaller ones.Too bad you can't put a boat
    in though.
     
  7. Those aren't rock bass in PL they are warmouth. Big difference.
     
  8. The closest place to find rock bass might be Lake Erie unless there is some in the Cuyahoga River.
    Master Angler is correct, warmouth are often mistaken for rock bass in the local lakes!
     
  9. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    I have to disagree.There are most definately real Rock Bass
    in the PL's.How numerous they are is another matter.A lot of
    people don't think that theres Smallmouth in the PL's but there
    is.Theres no telling what is in a water system thats 150+ years
    old.Some say that theres even a few Drum in the PL's.
     
  10. How do I put this mildly?...Dude, your crazy!

    No rock bass, no drum but I have seen and caught a few transplanted smallies.
     
  11. You will catch all the rock bass you want in the Cuyahoga. If you want monster rock bass, go to the lake erie marinas in the late spring.
     
  12. I agree with Cull'in and Master Angler - warmouth, not rock bass in PL.
     
  13. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Let me get this strait.Smallmouth can be transplanted into
    the PL's but not Rock Bass?Rock Bass can't be in any inland
    Ohio waters even though the state is with in its natural
    range???The Cuyahoga River which is 10-15 miles north
    of the PL's system has a large population of RB,but none
    of the local lakes have any???Or were you refering to
    the last stretches of river nearer the lake?

    A water system like the PL's contain huge population
    of Gar,a fish very rare for a NE Ohio inland water but not
    even a modest population of Rock Bass???I guess there
    are no old quarrys or natural lakes in NE Ohio that have
    Rock Bass?None in the Tusc.River???
     
  14. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

  15. They allegedly examined one rock bass in the 1930's and this proves your point?

    Go catch one today or find someone who has caught one recently and I'll kiss your rear in the middle of Main St.

    As far as transplantation, is anybody really gonna try to establish a rock bass poulation in PL? The smallies that have been put in there don't survive long either.

    Am I really having a back and forth with someone over rock bass!!!?
    Someone hit me quick!
     
  16. Who would have guessed such a small fish would stir up so much!

    :)
     
  17. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    It proves the fact that the fish has or had an existance
    in the PL's.;) Where theres one theres probably a few
    more.I never said they were an abundant species in
    the lakes.Just that they exist or existed in the PL's.
    And whos to say that the Rock Bass that were present
    70yrs ago don't live on through Rock Bass/Warmouth
    hybrids?I still think that there has to be a small pure
    Rock Bass population somewhere in the system.

    Don't look for me to catch any,I don't fish for trash
    fish:)
     
  18. Buick Riviera

    Buick Riviera Willows and bass go together like beer and pizza.

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    Years ago (20?) the rock bass was part of the FishOhio program. I have a certificate and pin to prove it. I caught a qualifier at Clendening. Species was verified by 2 other independent witnesses.

    Buick
     
  19. I thought it still was.
     
  20. So... I've read a bit and know that Warmouth and Rock Bass are mistakenly identified as the other species. With that in mind, what are the key identification marks for the Rock Bass and the Warmouth? Also, how would one tell if the caught a Warmouth-Rock Bass hybrid?