Bait Help - finding shad in Ohio

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Dbeals05, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Dbeals05

    Dbeals05 New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Does anyone know where to catch shad at in belmont county, Ohio?? Ive been having success with blue gill but im not really catching anything big. Distance really doesnt matter that much and any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Akron, Ohio
    At least it looks like u r on the right track.

    :big_smile:

    Sorry I'm in the Akron area.

    :tounge_out:
     

  3. shovelfisher05

    shovelfisher05 New Member

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    State:
    ohio/indana
    any resavoirs(sp?) in your area i find shad tend to school thier so do skipjack or around a powerplant along the river thay seem to like that also and another great bait is mullets if you find a shallow creek you can sain for them thay ar one of my favorite baits shovelheads love them blues like them alot as well.
     
  4. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Ohio
    I would have to say to try Clendening or Tappan lake. I have had good successs @ Tappan along st rt 250.

    Good luck!
     
  5. joadb

    joadb New Member

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    Clinton, Ohio,
    i just caught some shad at clendening lake off the bridges on st.route 799 last week.
     
  6. fishdaddy

    fishdaddy New Member

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    w.va.
    use a cast net when the shad are running in the spill ways of the lakes
     
  7. Light

    Light New Member

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    Ohio
  8. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    newark ohio
    It is legal to use a cast net at a dam or spillway unless it is posted otherwise,if it is not posted with div of wildlife post prohibiting cast net use it is legal
     
  9. fishdaddy

    fishdaddy New Member

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    w.va.
    yes what ts pergin said
     
  10. lebeaux

    lebeaux New Member

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    State:
    ohio
    You almost have to put 'em on a hook and toss 'em in as soon as you net 'em.They're almost impossible to transport alive. They'll school up around any pipe that's dumping water into another body of water, say at a reservoir that's not stream fed or a power plant along a river. Spillways are good too.