Awesome day on the GMR!

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Salmonid, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Hard to believe some idiot would stand in the pouring rain for 3 hrs this afternoon and then tell you it was definately worth it!! That would be me, :crazy: and it was indeed a good day for catching channel cats. I couldnt get ahold of Prostreet so he missed out on some great catching.

    The river was up about 4 feet and still rising from the pouring rain all morning so I decided to bank fish since the ramps would be closed. I headed to one of Dinkbusters spots in south Dayton, a deep mud bottomed eddy right along the bank, put out the lines with 4 oz just to keep it on the bottom, 6/0 Gama circles, frozen shad and quicky hooked up with a nice 3 lb channel, then about every 5-8 minutes, would get another hit. anyways, in about 2.5 hrs, landed 11 or 12 channels, hooked at least 3 more and missed another 8-10 good hits, it was truly one of the best days I have ever had for channels in 3 years of fishing for them! most were around 3 lbs with the 2 best going around 6 lbs according to my generic boga scale.
    All fish were right up against the bank in 3-5 feet of water
    Here are a few pics, sorry not any better but in the pouring rain was trying to keep camera lens dry.

    here is a shot up the bank, as you can see the shoreline was nonexistant.

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    here are a few shots of 3 lbers
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    and here are the 2 best ones of the day, around 6 lbs each.

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    Looks like Februrary might not be so bad after all, it just takes getting out and trying, to be succesful, kinda makes up for the last 2 trips when i took a skunking :smile2:

    Salmonid
     
  2. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    congrats on the good day mark. looks like in another day or two dinkbusters eddy will be eddying in the woods after all this rain! :wink: glad you got to get out, thanks for the pictures...rollo
     

  3. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    hey sounds like a fun day mark, other than the rain lol, we are heading out to the spillway here in about an hour to try some channels here too, congrats to ya :wink:
     
  4. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Thanks for the report and pics. Nice to get out and catch some cats, even in the freezing rain!
     
  5. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Thanks for the report and pics, congratulations on a great day of fishing.
     
  6. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Awesome man glad you finally had a good day!:wink:
     
  7. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Nice fishing Mark on the GMR.
     
  8. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    Glad to see that you got out and caught some fish Mark
     
  9. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    Good job Mark, nice catches you got there.
     
  10. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    We need a weekend like this so I can go out unless I called in sick......hmmmmm LOL na need a weekend

    Great catch Mark
     
  11. krowbar

    krowbar New Member

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    sounds like you had a lot of fun. congrats
     
  12. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    You guys must have Spring Fever BAD!

    Nice outing!
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Nice one Mark! That's a good sign that spring is right around the corner. Thanks for sharing!
     
  14. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    Nice work and consider yourself lucky to have had the time. If I wouldn't have had to work I would have down to Franklin with the same ideas. Congrats Mark!
     
  15. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Thanks guys, It was one of those days where you think, Ill give it a shot for a while and then when it all comes together, it really makes the rain and wind non existant when you are reeling them in.
    Dogcat, I work real, real early ( notice thread time here) so I still pay my dues :eek:oooh:

    Migtht try to find a simillar place today except my spot is now underwater:sad2:

    Salmonid
     
  16. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    water is now up to 47 degrees, we may have a shot at a Flattie later today!:big_smile: that is of course if we can find some water that not raging too fast...
     
  17. Reel_Blues

    Reel_Blues New Member

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    Hey sounds like fun to me congrats on your good catch.
     
  18. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    fish the flooded!! get the waders out, tie on the floats and head for the flooded cornfields or woods!!! that is my kinda spring fishing bro!!!!!:wink: rollo
     
  19. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Congrats on the fish mark . Sorry i wasn't able to make it maybe next time. The GMR is getting really high around the house probably will be flooded some places today.
     
  20. CATFISH1998

    CATFISH1998 New Member

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    Vary good day bud. I hope to hit the river this weekend thanks for the pictures.