Anyone like to pay lake fish

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by howard2119, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. howard2119

    howard2119 New Member

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    I like to pay lake fish but it seem like everybody else likes to river fish. Iwas just wondering if there is anyone else likes to pay lake fish.
     
  2. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Sean! I dont fish pay lakes, but I'm sure somebody will come along who does.......:eek:oooh:
     

  3. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    the only time i,ve ever been to a pay lake my son was about 6 years old ,he talked me into taking him .''trout '' mountains of n.c .u paid for them by the pound for what u caught ,i couldn,t let him catch but 1 that fish cost me about 5 dollars .my son will soon be 27 years old. if pay lakes work that way for cats how do u afford to fish them
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Sean, there is tons to learn and share here.. Glad to have ya.. rollo
     
  5. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    I used to fish pay lakes all the time...i still go every now and again to catch up with old friends... But i cant afford to go anymore and its more fun knowing the fish i catch grew where i caught them...plus its the only place i could catch a blue cat without driving to the ohio river!
     
  6. howard2119

    howard2119 New Member

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    Dump truck the pay lakes i go to you just pay for 12 hours of fishing. And you can keep any fish under 20 pound. You can even win money there.
     
  7. Jollymon

    Jollymon Well-Known Member

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    o k ,like i said i,ve only ever fished at one, i just knew if it worked there like it at that lake it would cost a fortune to catch a mess of fish to eat, thats why i asked the question
     
  8. rich crabtree

    rich crabtree New Member

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    welcom to the B.O.C. Howard,I have only been cafishinf for 3 years now, i bass fished all my life, till one i went catting with my brother in law,well thats all it took i was hook ed ( just like a crack head ):haha: lol . well any way, it was at a pay lake here in col. i fished pay lakes all over ohio, i think there ok for kid s , old grandpa, and folks just starting out, to be truthfull with you i just got sick of trying to fish a 2 or 3 acer mud hole with 100 other pepole:angry::angry: and something eles i think more pepole on here have fished at pay lake, they just dont say it , hell just try a river and lake, i found out it is much better
     
  9. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Ive fished them before and may again some day but it gets old dealing with all the people.
     
  10. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Sean. I don't even think there are any pay lakes around here anymore. The closest we have is Reeds Wildlife Area and I believe they charge $1 a day. Normal state limits.
     
  11. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Fishing paylakes is what really got me in to catfishing, do I visit them anymore? No...Just seen to many nets on the river if you get my drift?:wink:...However I understand it's the only way for alot of people to catch a trophy kitty kat. I am blessed that I have a boat and am able to fish wherever I want, I know thats not the case for others. Had alot of fun years ago, but there is nothing better than catching a trophy cat in its natural habitat.:roll_eyes:
     
  12. catfishDK

    catfishDK New Member

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    I agree, Well said
     
  13. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I have fished them a couple times but I don't fish them anymore. I have never had as good of luck at a pay lake as I have a regular lake or river. Maybe it is just me.

    The ones I have been to are more like a casino than fishing. People seem to be there for the slots more than the fishing.

    They can be good for people that are disabled or have trouble getting around with no access to a boat. It is nice to be able to drive right up to the spot you are going to fish.
     
  14. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Sorry Sean, I have to go against the grain here.

    Besides the young and handicapped, the only reason for Pay Ponds is to cater to the folks that can't or won't go out and find fish in a public waterway.

    It's just too easy to pull up to a pond full of "stocked" fish, toss out the Hot Dogs and wait.
     
  15. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Hey leave the hotdogs out of this:smile2:
     
  16. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    My bad Gary, wasn't really knockin Hot Dogs. Just the lazy guys that think they can by-pass the learning curve of actually going out and finding fish on their own by driving up to the waters edge and paying 20 bucks to fish a stocked trough.

    Some of my largest Flatheads have fallen victim to Hot Dogs soaked in Green Jell-O.
     
  17. CatHunter24

    CatHunter24 New Member

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    I have pay laked a couple times, don't really like to pay for it but as someone mentioned it was about the only option near by that had potential for blue cats and I got one. This year planning on making the trek to the river because I want to land some big ones and ones that grew in their natural environment.
     
  18. Joey6500

    Joey6500 New Member

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    I like my fish the way I like my women!!!!
    Wild:wink:
     
  19. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    I figure if I pay 19 bucks for a license I aint going to waste it by paying another 10 or more to fish a pond when I can fish a lake or a river.
     
  20. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Geez....and all this time Ive been soaking them in red jello, no wonder I havent been catching anything. lol:smile2: