Need Advice

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by BubbaBoyEllis, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
    Ive been fishing with shad bluegill everything and the only place i can fish is around zanesville and i cant seem to get any fish at all ive been to the spillway licking muskingum evey were in zanesville any advice or sugjestions
     
  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    State:
    Shelbyville, TN
    Are you fishing with live bait or cut bait. If its just one or the other. try both, perhaps the fish are not digging your presentation.
     

  3. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
  4. Desode

    Desode New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    You can always try some off the wall baits, hotdogs, kielbasa, limberg cheese something with strong garlic in it. I have had good results on these kinds of baits when nothing else is working. Also if you haven't tired different water deepths I would try that.
    Matt
     
  5. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    State:
    Steubenvil
    Mix up your sizes. Sometimes small bait workd and then sometimes larger baits work. What are you targeting? Eater-sized channel? Larger Channels? Flatheads? These answers will help narrow down your answers.
     
  6. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    State:
    Akron, Ohio
    Opinion: If Yellow Cats FRESH cut Shad is always one of the better river baits.:wink::wink::wink:
     
  7. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    119
    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
    ok thanx im more targeting bigger flats and channels of at least 10 pounds
     
  8. Mr_Catfish

    Mr_Catfish New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    PATIENCE,find a good spot and good bait and be patient.
     
  9. BG CAT

    BG CAT New Member

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    State:
    Westerville OH
    I fish that area quite a bit and use big lively baits (large gold fish, Bluegill) to catch the bigger fish or fresh cut shad. Any size lively bait is good but being able to be mobile and hit multiple spots in a night is the best method. You got to find active fish.
     
  10. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    119
    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
    okay thanx guys this information will really help
     
  11. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Coshocton,
    Can you get to the wall at Ellis?

    Why don't you call me and I'll see if we can't get you on some good size fish.:wink:
     
  12. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
    well if you want to ill call you and i could get to ellis
     
  13. ohiocattin15

    ohiocattin15 New Member

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    302
    State:
    Ohio
    make a goal to bait up with two different baits and leave them set untill they get a bite, try chicken liver and a piece of cut shad, everytime you want to reel in just stop yourself, you will eventually catch something
     
  14. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    State:
    dayton ohio
    i would try whole bluegill 2 to 4 inches is what i use or cut bluegills or sunfish also try creek chub baby carp if you get one. You might try good ole' nightcrawlers, chicken liver or hot dogs. you might try Goldfish as well on a whim rick:smile2:
     
  15. massa_blake

    massa_blake Member

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    State:
    Texas
    Name:
    Blake
    Try to change up how you are using the bait if you are using cut try live or the other way around. Try different sizes and presentations.
     
  16. BubbaBoyEllis

    BubbaBoyEllis New Member

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    State:
    Zanesville'Ohio
    thanx guys your good help