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  1. Shad Talk
    Been reading discussions on this site for a while now, and finally decided to create an account and become part of the discussions. Relatively new fisherman and boat owner here; so go easy on me haha! Anyone in the Kansas City Area (Missouri Side) know some good places to catch shad for...
  2. NORTH CAROLINA LAKES / RESERVOIRS
    Hey y'all, I'm having trouble finding shad in Kerr Lake. In the spring, they were in abundance near Nutbush. However, now I can't seem to find them. Any suggestions? I'm mainly after gizzard shad. Limited to throwing a castnet from shore.
  3. VIRGINIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS
    Hey all, I'm having trouble finding shad in Kerr Lake. In the spring, they were in abundance near Nutbush. However, now I can't seem to find them. Any suggestions? I'm mainly after gizzard shad. Limited to throwing a castnet from shore.
  4. INDIANA CATFISHING
    Hey guys, My buddy and i went down to Monroe last week. I have a 20 foot lowe catfish. We fished the pinegrove ramp area. Went up into the creek portion and anchor fished for a while. Its got some killer structure. We were using cut shad, live shad, live gills for bait. Fished a 6 rod spread...
  5. MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)
    so.......I went all out and got the hook 2, 7" with sonar, side scan and down scan-works great!, But, I don't know where the fish (shad) are in relation to my boat- I assume as I move forward, the sonar picks up in front of the bow? and as I glide over the shad , they should move behind the...
  6. MEMBER FISHING REPORTS (BECOME A FISHING LEGEND)
    WHOA!!!!!1 what an event!!! massive storms the last 48 hours or so-3-4 inches of rain, so the creeks were shot. thought I'd do some fly fishing so took the rod with a small white jig and went to the lake.....well, I saw the whole shoreline boiling with fish, which turned out to be channel...
  7. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 26th. My grandson and I headed for the Cincinnati Public Landing ramp around 07:30. We stopped off to get gas for the boat motor, then to the ramp. I netted one small shad at the ramp so we did have one fresh bait fish. Our lines were in the river at 08:30 by the Ky. pier of the Central...
  8. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 20th. I picked up my brother around 09:30 for some catfishing on the Ohio River. We started putting our lines in the water around 10:20. There was a refreshing down river breeze and fast current at our spot. At 10:45 my brother hooked into a fish, it was a Sheep Head Perch (drum). It...
  9. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 26th. I picked up my grandson for a catfishing trip in my boat at 08:00. We got the boat in the river 08:45, but I noticed water coming in the back of the boat! So I had to get the boat back on to the trailer as quickly as possible before the water shorted out the batteries. We got the boat...
  10. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 16th. I picked up my brother at 06:00 and drove to the river. We started getting our 5 rods in the water at 06:30. The river was clear and a slow current, we had hoped for some action. We had thawed small skipjack, shad, chicken liver and seasoned chicken breast, plus 2 decent size fresh...
  11. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 13th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 for a trip on the river in my boat. It was a bright sunny morning, with a upriver slight breeze. The river was clear but water was 82 degrees with a slow current. I tried to net some shad but had no luck so had to depend on some thawed out skip jack...
  12. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Well I have been catfishing twice in the past week. Here is the report of July 5th. when my grandson and I were invited to learn about drift fishing from my friend Mark. July 5th. Met Mark at 06:00 then we all headed for a local lake for a drift fishing lesson. Around 06:40 we had the boat on...
  13. Shad Talk
    Does anyone have a preferred size and weight ratio for cast nets to throw around in shallower water? Ideally could I get a specific link? Any time I look on amazon or something I’m flooded with results and idea,my I could find something tried and tested.
  14. KENTUCKY LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK
    I want to get shad at a lake that is under the 300 acre limit for the use of a casting net. I talk with a guy that was rowing over a massive school of shad;just wondering if is legal to use a dip net to scoop them into the boat for bait to catch catfish??
  15. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Since my brother and I realized it was going to be the last nice day for catfishing this year we decided to give it one more try. I picked him up at 11:00 and headed for the Ohio River. It was cooler than I expected but the river was in good shape for fishing so we expected some action. We had...
  16. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    November 2nd. I picked up my brother around 09:30 and headed for the river. River was not too muddy and had a fast current. Both of us got taps right around 11:30, cleaned off my chicken liver. Then at 11: 55 I got another tap, and my brother had another tap later. We called it a day 14:00...
  17. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Well I finally caught some catfish last week! I got out in my boat on the 19th., and fished the downtown section of the Ohio River. That was the first time I fished that area all year. I fished from 10:30 till 13:30, fished three different spots. The first two I never even got a tap. There...
  18. LOCAL ALABAMA TALK
    Does anyone know where I can buy some shad or skipjack? I can't find anywhere that sells them and its hard for me to castnet them from the bank. Thanks
  19. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 8th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 and headed for the Ohio River. We got the boat launched at Schmidt’s Ramp at 08:45, and motored up river. Our 4 lines were in the water at 09:00, clear sky and slow current. We fished the first spot for around 30 minutes for we had marked fish at...
  20. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 5th. I picked up my brother at 07:45 for a bank catfishing trip to the Ohio River. It was a perfect day for fishing bright sun but mild temperature. The river was still muddy with slow current. We got 5 rod in the water by 08:45.with all kinds of bait: such as fresh skipjack, shad...
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