First Ohio River Blue

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by RiverKing, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    I hit the river today with my buddy and BOC member Salmonid to practice some drifting. The day started out real nice, the river was nice and calm and the temps werent too hot. That didnt last long. The fishing was pretty decent though. We fished for about 5 hours and were able to boat 6 fish. Salmonid (Mark) was able to land his first Ohio river blue. We had 5 blues and 1 flathead, all came off live shad. We had a 17 pounder, 2 13 pounders, and 3 fish in the 8 to 9 pound range. Nothing huge, but it was nice to catch some fish, I have really been struggling this year, and we are both pretty new to drifting. Here are some pics.
     

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  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    nice fish, glad to see the river starting to prouduce
     

  3. deadly_legend

    deadly_legend New Member

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    thats a good day of fishing in my opinion, gratz on the catches, and tell your buddy gratz on his first Ohio River blue :roll_eyes:
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Matt thanks for sharing the pics of your fishing trip. Congrats to Mark on his first blue. Thanks.
     
  5. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    Nice fish, wish we had blues up here.
     
  6. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    I been fishing the Ohio now for 3 years and in about 25 trips, never taken a blue till today. I had however taken blues from both the Missisippi near Memphis and the Cumberland in Tn. so I was pretty stoked to finally get 3 on the board today including the 17 lber. not a huge fish but a dandy in most folks book.

    BTW, Matt is a great guy who is most helpful to those like me who are still learning, My hats off and reps to Matt for his help in teaching me how to do it! I know several others on here have Matt to thank for there first blues as well.

    Salmonid
     
  7. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    What a awesome fishing trip. Very nice catch!
     
  8. One Legged Josh

    One Legged Josh New Member

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    Nicely done boys congrats.
     
  9. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Glad you guys got some, should be out next weekend, Matt did you drift that flathead?
     
  10. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Congrats on the great trip! I look forward to meeting and fishing with Matt and You also someday! congrats again...rollo
     
  11. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats guys,got some nice fish
     
  12. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    Yeah we caught the flathead drifting..And he really nailed the bait hard, he was rippin drag of the pole..He bit like a blue, i was sort of surprised to see a flathead.
     
  13. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    Sounds like a productive day on the water.

    Congrats Mark, on the Ohio blue.

    Matt is a great help to anyone who will listen.
     
  14. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Congratulations you guys! Thanks for the report and pictures!
     
  15. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Wow that is awesome never landed a flathead drifting, my god can you imagine a 40lb flathead nailing a drift rig???? Wow would hope those rod holders are bolted on good, that would be something to see.....:eek:oooh::eek:oooh::roll_eyes:
     
  16. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    Congrats Matt and Mark on your trip, fine day of fishing. And congrats Mark on your 1st Blue. , with plenty more to come...
     
  17. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    great looking fish and a great day on the water, congrats and good luck in the future!
     
  18. Shad Man

    Shad Man New Member

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    Congrads on your first blue