Channel Catfish on Ice 1-24

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by dinkbuster1, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    ventured out to CJ brown reservoir today in hopes of finding safe ice and hungry Catfish. thankfully i found both! ice was about 7 inches thick and found the channels in one of my "secret spots" that i marked during open water with my GPS. i brought frozen shad and stopped by Krogers and picked up chicken livers and boneless breast to try out as well. well, thank God i stopped because i left my bait knife at home. however i did manage to chizzel a few peices of shad with a screwdriver. most of the fish came on the liver suprisingly. this was the first time i have used liver for channels on the ice and it outperformed Shad like crazy. think i got 2 on shad, one on chicken breast and the rest on liver. was using a couple rods tightlining with circle hooks and tip-ups with a "set-rig" i made up, kinda like a limbline with circle hooks. fish can only take enough line to trip the flag and then it locks thus letting the fish hook itself. on the tip ups i had a 100% hook up rate. managed 13 fish, nothing too big, in 4 hours. missed about 6 others on the rods while i was chasing flags. here are some pics....
    http://s114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/dinkbuster1/Chilly Channels/?albumview=slideshow
     
  2. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a good day on the ice.
     

  3. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Nice day bro.. Hope I can get into some tomorrow as well... rollo
     
  4. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Congrats Mike on your fine day on the ice.
     
  5. neocats

    neocats New Member

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  6. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    dink good going rick
     
  7. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a great trip, congrats and good luck in the future
     
  8. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    very nice, i bet those tasted sweet! can i get a lil more in depth info on that tip-up rigging please?
     
  9. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    congrats ice man...looks like a good lil fish fry :wink:
     
  10. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats,nice day on the water
     
  11. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    Congrats on a great day of fishing! That sure would help break up this cabin fever!!
     
  12. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    Congrats on the catch
     
  13. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dinkbuster for the report and pics! :0a18: Think I will try some liver when I hit the ice this weekend! :cool2: