Muskingum River 6/04/2008

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by loanwizard, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    When I left Coshocton yesterday afternoon, the river was normal. When I got 15 minutes east I knew I might be in a spot of trouble. Road closed signs were up and fields were full of water. Going over the Wakatomika I saw she was raging uncontrolably, a sinuous torrent rushing madly toward her destination. When I got to the ramp in Dresden I knew I had real problems.... the only rig in the parking lot belonged to that crazy guy... Luckey Wade!

    Tony (TSpergin) said there were whole trees coming down river. Well lo and behold Luckey was heading in. He told us that Wills Creek and Wakatomika were muddy and high but the Muskingum was fine so we set out.

    This past weekend we were beaten to a spot by others in a little aluminum rowboat, but today we beat them to it.... their faces were looooong when they turned around.

    We had bites and after a whole season of frustration as well as most of this spring, I finally got a quality fish.... before dark!

    I landed a 26lb 6 oz flattie on a live gill in 12 feet of water in a FAST rising river. We fished from 7-11:30 and the river rose maybe 2 feet while we were there.... in fact it rose enough that my sissy butt actually entertained and then made the trip back to the ramp.... at night.... never even sniffed the bottom.... although I hit an area of 1.8 to 2.3 water somewhere lol! :smile2:
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Congrats on a nice Flattie Shawn!!!!! Where's the pics at?:wink::big_smile:
     

  3. 72hdflh

    72hdflh New Member

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    Congrats on the quality fish,Pics?????
     
  4. stumpjumper

    stumpjumper New Member

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    Shawn looks like the Happy Hookers will be in the century club! Did you see that Willie got a 25# Blue? I also caught a bigger fish that beats my last entry by 7#! Great fish!
     
  5. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    I got the pics of Shawns fish,here is one of them,he can post another if he wants to show the landmarks LOL:win
     

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  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Thanks for posting the pic Tony! That is a pig of a Flattie Shawn, very pretty color also!!!
     
  7. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    Great fish Shawn ... looks like the river at Dresden has come up over 4 ft and still rising .... you have got to watch those Whole Trees .... they can make short work out of your boat ... :eek:oooh: Garry-
     
  8. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    congrats on a nice flattie
     
  9. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    congrats on the good fish shawn....rollo:big_smile:
     
  10. slimdaddy

    slimdaddy Well-Known Member

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    Keith
    nice fish shawn
     
  11. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    Congrats on a nice fish Shawn
     
  12. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    Congrats on the nice fish.
     
  13. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Sorry I'm so late Shawn. What a great cat! I'm glad you made it back with the high wqter and all. I know Tony didn't panic, he's seen.
     
  14. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    congrats,nice fish shawn
     
  15. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    That's a good fish Shawn. Congrats
     
  16. late nighter

    late nighter New Member

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    congrats on the nice flattie's :big_smile: Aaron