Hybird fishing on the Ohio River

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by H2O Mellon, May 11, 2006.

  1. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Caught my 1st real Hybird yesterday, right at the Meldahl Dam. Thought it was a 30# Blue cat. I caught it on my Heavy Action St Coirx Classic Cat, Abu 7000 & 30# Big Game. it fought harder than any catfish that I've caught. The fished ended up weiging 9.2#'s.

    It was a blast!
     
  2. truck

    truck New Member

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    Nice fish Brian,Congrats:smile2:
     

  3. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    those hybrids are no joke! ive caught a few small ones, 1-4lb, on the lower gmr and those things fought harder and longer than anything ive ever caught!
     
  4. Spencer_Blanton

    Spencer_Blanton New Member

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    I've always heard they were a lot of fun to catch. Were you fishing for a cat and got a bass? What were you using? Did you pick it up off the bottom? I can't help being curious. I've considered a trip to Lake Cumberland for just this thing.
     
  5. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    From what I hear this one I got is not the same as the Cumberland Stripers. These are wipers where as the Cumberland ones are true stripers, I think I said that right.

    Caught on Skipjack on the bottome on a cat rig (8/0 Gam Oct Circle)
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I have never heard of a hybird bass, are you sure they dont fly?
     
  7. Bigones

    Bigones New Member

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    Melon is right they are not the same. The ones in cumberland are true strippers and they get huge. The hybirds don't get near that big and I have heard they don't taste as good either.
     
  8. Salmonid

    Salmonid New Member

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    Good one Jack!:lol:
    Im sure Bryan spends so much of his casting time wrapped around the tree limbs that sooner or later 1 of them thar Hy-birds would come and grab it! Heck, before long he will be looking to make some Squirrel Gravy....now those are tough to take on cut bait as they prefer a corn vegetable mix.:roll_eyes:

    Salmonid
     
  9. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    All I know is that FLATHUNTER would become STRIPERHUNTER is he caught a big one of these. I mean, he might as well right, it's not like he's very good at catching Flatheads anymore! :lol:
     
  10. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Bryan, You told me that bass fought harder than a 30-lb flathead.....I am confused since you have never caught a 30-lb flathead to compare????
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Another thing, a catfisherman posing with cutbait as his avitar???? Please!
     
  12. kyblue49

    kyblue49 New Member

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    i love to catch wipers. this time of year i am usually wearing them out.i starting catching them while cat fishing by mistake and now i cant stop. we havent got the first wiper yet this year and i have no reason why. something is different but i cant figure it out.
     
  13. DANZIG

    DANZIG New Member

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    LOL!!! Wiper!! I like that name!!! And it fits!
     
  14. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Get it right Jack! :) I said it felt like a 30# cat. I was estimating. You'd have to be there to see it I guess. Imagine a Big Cat Rod doubling over. (The heavy St Coirx has the same action)
     
  15. claycntyjoe

    claycntyjoe New Member

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    Bryan were there any Skipjacks hitting the top at Meldahl?

    That is the great thing about fishing the tailwaters you never know what is going to bite you. anything from a white bass to a 60lb gar. Last time I was at Meldahl I was throwing a rooster tail to some bigger skipjack and a wiper smaller than yours came up and inhaled it. It was an epic battle that the fish finally won but a great time none the less.
     
  16. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    Didnt see any Skip, but the weather was horrible, so maybe thats why.
     
  17. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    The skip were busting the top there last Saturday evening. We motored up in the lock approach where we saw them and threw the net for a little bit but didn't catch any. Didn't want to spend too much time up in there as not to ruffle their feathers.

    I just saw on the Corps web site that the main lock at Meldahl will be closed 6/19 - 7/28, only the short side will be open. That's gonna make that stretch of the river busy with barge traffic.