dillon lake

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by tspergin, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    cats hitting good bank fishing is good as well as boat fishing lot of 5 lb+ fish being caught
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Tony, how is the fishing on the other side of the Dillon Dam? Ive been wanting to try that area where you have to walk down from that parking lot above.
     

  3. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Ryang, I was at Dillon about a week ago and it was crowded on top the dam. I watched two boys that walked over the dam, went down a trail to the rocks and used slipfloats fishing close to the bank. Don't know what they were using for bait but they were dragging in channels one after another. John
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Abu I was wondering if I tried that area with some Live Gill or cut Gill or shad or something. I like the area but on the Dam its too crowded and at the very end of the spillway there are just way to many snags.
     
  5. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    Tony, sounds like we need to get the boat out and catch some.
     
  6. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    hey ryan........were u talking about by the sportman area? the long steep boat ramp?? ive never personally fished there but it seems prime.......i think that is close to where the licking comes into the resovoir.......last time out there we ramped by the marina and tried to motor over there and hit a very shallow spot and turned around........it was actually our first time out on dillon on a boat and we didnt have much luck, but i did catch about a 5# channel on a live gill.............i think we would have been better off fishing my spot on the spillway........some of u have probally seen me walk up and around and i go down on the rocks on the other side almost all the way back to the far wall........its a hell of a walk but ive had great luck down there...
     
  7. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    I've never been to Dillon, would like to go sometime.

    Anybody wanna join me when I get the boat motor fixed?
     
  8. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    RamRod, Ive been to the spillway a couple of times but only gotten some real good bites then hung up into a snag. I was not fishing directly in the spillway tho thats where alot of the bigguns are caught. I would like to fish the other side of the spillway to see how that is dont need a boat to get there just park at the top of the spillway and walk its not too far. Looks like some prime fishing tho.
     
  9. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    ive had great luck on the end of the farside high wall down on the rocks.....the only time ive spent down at the spillway as been earlier this summer though and i dont know if the rock i usually fish off is under water normally.....................does anyone know if dillon spillways water level is higher then it was earlier this summer or do they keep it pretty much the same with the damn regulating the water levels?? i would hate to drive down there and find my rock submerged in water, its about the flattest rock down there and the most comfortable to sit on....
     
  10. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Me and Tony(Tspergin) slayed em Wed. night and I caught my first Blue Channel - weighed 9lbs 2 oz. We ended up catching 15 total and Tony caught a 10+ lb blue! :D

    Thur. night me and Brian(Doughboy) tried our luck and only caught 3 channels. We must've been nuts fishing out there and freezing our $%^ off! :eek:
     
  11. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    you caught blues out of dillon?? i've never heard of blues coming out of the dillon spillway........are u sure they were blue cats? how cold is it up that way now days?? is the water still really low??
     
  12. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I caught an 8.3 cat Channel out of the lake and it has a deep blue color. Maybe it was just a large channel.
     
  13. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    They were definitely blues because their tails didn't fork like channel cats do. Will try to get a picture up later.
     
  14. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I fished there for years and never caught a blue cat out of Dillion, only large channels with a blueish color. But if you did, congrats.
     
  15. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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  16. Mathersm

    Mathersm New Member

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    That link also says that blue cats are only in the Ohio River and that aint true.
     
  17. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    It means the ohio river and most of it's tributaries. They're also in Those lakes on which you pay, but that is only because the are stocked from other states fish.
     
  18. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    so are there blues in dillon?? or the spillway?? anyone doing anygood lately around this area??
     
  19. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    im curious........i might be coming back to ohio this christmas to visit.......is it odd to see anyone fishing from top of the spillway in the winter time?? it wouldnt seem too bad, bundle up, its a close walk from the car.....im sure there would still be cats down there to catch.........anyone ever fish here in the midst of winter???