Need some help from you folks that fish the Ohio River!

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by Sunburn, May 12, 2008.

  1. Sunburn

    Sunburn New Member

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    I understand that small jigs in white and or yellow work well for catching skipjacks. I've never used skipjacks for bait but wish to start. I too live along the Ohio River and would like to know what kind of stuff you find the bait hanging around? Bridges, wind dams, lock chambers, or what? Are they often caught by cast net like shad? I don't ever remember getting one in my cast net. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    I catch Skippies using a Sabiki Rig or a couple white(small) curly tail jigs tied about a foot apart in the swift water right below the Greenup Dam.
    I've never seen them caught with a cast net but I guess anything is possible.
    Hope this helps some!:wink::big_smile:
     

  3. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Sunburn, if u felt ok about it, IF u would post the City u live in it could help others help u.

    Later Bro
    :roll_eyes:
     
  4. Sunburn

    Sunburn New Member

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    Not a problem Baitkiller. It's Williamstown, West Virginia. Right over the River from Marietta, Ohio. Changed my profile also, hope it works.
     
  5. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    I do fish "Pike Island Dam" n on the Ohio Side just below along the wall when in there r Skips there. Best put on Ice asap. I use
    1/64 oz. jigs.

    I sure hope this helps, Good Hunting

    :wink:
     
  6. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i do some fishing around st. marys.. i have heard of many getting skips around the willow island area.. i haven't targeted them. i usually use livebaits and bring mine with me. you may want to check that area out though...rollo
     
  7. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    you can also catch them on small minows or creek chubs if they're in the calmer waters.
     
  8. Sunburn

    Sunburn New Member

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    in West Virginia?? I thought that I remembered reading about you fishing at Hannibal Dam? Perhaps I have you mixed up with someoe else? I've been a member of this board for almost 2 years, just don't post much. Read a lot more. Past year and a half has been right tough on me health wise. Gettin old just sucks. Although it sure beats the other choice don't it? ha ha ha
     
  9. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Your right Phil, Walter did use to live there. He got kicked out though. They said he was too good of a fisherman for those parts and he could only get a true test of his ability's in Kentucky. Or was it because he got new teeth? oh well, it something like that. lol:crazy::eek:oooh::smile2::smile2::smile2:
     
  10. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it was me. I lived just south of Moundsville,WV. Fished there below Hannibal dam several times a year. Occasionally you go north of New Martinsville about 12 miles to the mouth of Fish creek where it empties into the Ohio river. There, I have caught small skipjacks on sabiki rigs and minnows.
     
  11. joadb

    joadb New Member

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    when i go to marrietta i catch them on minnows and sometimes a Rat-l-trap will catch em.
     
  12. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    catching skips in a cast net is not done too often. I would agree that the sabiki rig or a series of curly tail jigs are the way to go. I prefer white or green. They bite the best when the sun is shining.