cant find the good stuff

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by kingcat12, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. kingcat12

    kingcat12 New Member

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    people keep telling me to use skip jack. any one know where to get skp jack near dayton ohio
     
  2. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    Tennessee
    Fish the dams nearby... :wink: Toss lil 1/16th oz. jigheads with green/white 1-2 in. grubs.
     

  3. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    i thought skipjack were a coastal fish??? guess im wrong if you can catch them in central ohio
     
  4. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Pennsylvania
    They're in the shad family. They're also called skipjack shad, skipjack herring, etc. Not to be confused with the tuna species.
     
  5. calogan

    calogan New Member

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    Iowa
    I would check to see if they are native to the area. I don't know about Ohio, but we don't have them in my neck of the woods (Iowa). If they are in Iowa, I've never seen one.......
     
  6. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Nick.
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Try below the dams on the Ohio river.
     
  8. upncomincatfishking

    upncomincatfishking New Member

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    Cheviot Ohio
    yea they're in ohio you can get them in anumber of places on the ohio river. i usually get mine by puttin a big trebel hook on a line by itself and well after i find them and throwin it out and reeling in as fast as possible and snaggin them it works good sometimes others its hit or miss you gotta find a big school.
     
  9. sharphooks

    sharphooks New Member

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    State:
    nebraska
    Not saying you wont catch skipjack, but you are more likely to be catching mooneyes. Which look similar to a skippy, but more abundant around here anyway. I heard the mooneyes work better but i think that is a personal issue.
     
  10. twincatfis

    twincatfis New Member

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    lincoln nebraska
    if anyone would be willing to sell me some skip jack could you please pm me with a price thanks
     
  11. lforet2002

    lforet2002 Well-Known Member

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  12. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    Watertown, Tenn
    Below Cordell Hull Dam in Carthage Tennessee I caught 350 just this past Sat. Morning. They are about 3 to 5 inches in length, great size for jugging. I am also still catching some adults all were caught using Sabiki rigs.