Ellis Dam flathead catfish

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by s_man, May 31, 2007.

  1. s_man

    s_man New Member

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  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thats a great looking flattie you caught!!!
    What did he hit on? Congrats!!!!!
     

  3. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    way to go Skip,I know how you are,did you hook it thru the tail and throw it back out trying for a bigger one lol,,,,""Nice Fish"""
     
  4. feetdown

    feetdown New Member

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    I was hoping Ellis would turn on...Hopefully the rest of the river below the dam will respond....
     
  5. cats gone wild

    cats gone wild Member

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    Great job Skip! Nice looking fish. It is now 6:30 p.m. and I'm getting ready to head to the river. Going to Dillion for some more bait. Will be out all night.
     
  6. Dbeals05

    Dbeals05 New Member

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    great lookin fish. i havent got anything close to that this year
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    good fish skip, bet that pier looks good right now...rollo
     
  8. trey5569

    trey5569 New Member

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    congrats nice fish
     
  9. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish good to see you get another nice one.
     
  10. bro_catfish

    bro_catfish New Member

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    Thatas an awesome catch , Congrats
     
  11. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Thanks guys, I caught him about 9:30 on a gill I caught in the area earlier. It was a fun battle in that heavy current. I thought He was gonna be 50+ lol. He was very fresh and mean when I got him up on top. I was directly over him in 20 ft of water when he hit.
     
  12. RamRod

    RamRod New Member

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    Way to go buddy!
     
  13. Game_Of_Inches

    Game_Of_Inches New Member

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    Don't listen to S-man he didn't catch that fish on a gill. Catfish Rollo told me that he only uses Gar. lol j/k Nice fish S-man
     
  14. catfish chaser

    catfish chaser New Member

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    Great fish Skip!!
     
  15. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Where is there a 20 foot hole below Ellis? I am not sure that in the 2-3 times I have sonared that area that I have found that deep a scour hole.
    BTW congrats on the HAWG.
     
  16. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    My sonar gets to about 18ft as I motor up toward the face then goes fuzzy because of the roiling water, 20 ft. is just my estimate since the slope is always heading down when the screen goes blank. Drive that rig a little closer to the dam lol.
     
  17. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    Do you throw right up under the roll? How much lead do you use in that water? Doesn't the rockin of your boat put you to sleep? :wink:
     
  18. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    That rolling prevents any kind of relaxation. Sometimes I even get a little sea-sick lol. You always gotta be on guard to see if an anchor is slipping, either pulling you toward the dam or floating away from it. Its not a place for first timers after dark. I'd recommend going in the daylight to get a feel for it for anyone wanting to head up there. I was using 6 oz bank sinkers, casting up and down stream. If you probe around you can find pockets where a bait will hold. Like I said before the current on bottom is half what it is on top. Keep the bow out of your line, no slack.
     
  19. Eudora

    Eudora New Member

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    Skip:

    Nice fish!! I'm going out theis weekend to see if I can land my first flattie of the year.