Octoraro Lake- Any good

Discussion in 'PENNSYLVANIA LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by Eich, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Used to fish Octoraro(sp) Lake in southern Lancaster/Chester county and did fairly well 4 years ago. Haven't had a chance to go there in 4 years though. Is it still good for big channel catfish? Thanks in advance!

    Ray
     
  2. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    Hey, you following me Ray?

    LOL, how are ya?
     

  3. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Kinda sorta If you know what I mean :wink: Doing well, thanks! I'll teach you carp if you teach me catfish!

    Ray
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2009
  4. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    You better believe the fishing there is still good Ive been killing them there all summer. My profile pic is one of the larger ones from there and there is a bank fishing catfish tournament there september 18th.
     
  5. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    shoot come to think of it my girlfriend and I have prolly pulled more than 20 fish over 10lbs out of there this summer alone. Are you from the area cause if youve been to the bait shop down there you have passed my house?
     
  6. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    I would be up for a day or night on the Octoraro. Some Saturday would be good!
     
  7. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Sounds good to me. We'll be in touch!

    Ray
     
  8. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    actually out there last night caught 5 the largest was about 9lbs stocked a local pond with the fish by owners request. If you need Octoraro catfish info im your man.
     
  9. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Thank you. I will keep you in mind.

    Ray
     
  10. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    he eich did you get my message reply my computer glitched out. Let me know
     
  11. campincatfish

    campincatfish New Member

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    Joe, where is a good place to shore fish for Cats on the Octorara? I was going to try it some weekend soon. Thanks for the info.
     
  12. SWeiss

    SWeiss New Member

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    We should all get together down there...
     
  13. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Oh yes! I concur. :wink:

    Ray
     
  14. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    agreed
     
  15. campincatfish

    campincatfish New Member

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    Sounds good to me, Steve you are not far from me in Millersville.
     
  16. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    ok so when are we all gonna meet? Lets do this! Have a big ol non-family get together. Im free anytime due to unemployment

    and i missed that question good places to fish the octoraro (that i know of) my personal favorite is down on spruce grove road (where I live) second bridge by blue gill road on the oppisite side of bluegill on either side of the bridge. You can obtain a flier at the bait shop on spruce grove road with a map of the lake (its seriously outdated so take 5ft out of every foot of depth it lists) The better spots are a pain cause you will be sitting on rocks but there is a place where you can set out folding chairs but you wont get into as many fish. here is a map link
    http://www.chesterwater.com/mainimages/map 122305.pdf
     
  17. campincatfish

    campincatfish New Member

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    Thanks Joe. I am up to a Saturday Night or whenever fish. Cant do it the week of Labor Day, unless it is the Saturday after Labor Day.
     
  18. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    well I would be cool with this saturday night but their are some issues...( I hope my parole officer dosent see this) yes im on intensive parole until september first which means from the hours of 10pm and 11pm I have to be home in case they do a curfew check. So we can go out early or late. On another note im on parole for one two many DUI's not for attempted murder or anything like that.
    ANYBODY INTERESTED IN THE LAKE SATURDAY?
     
  19. SWeiss

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    I can't make it this weekend fellas. I am getting ready to go out of town on business and I want to hang with the wife and daughter.

    Not sure how long I will be away, I will know more in a few days.

    I really do want to get together on the Octo!
     
  20. JoeDaCatKing

    JoeDaCatKing New Member

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    no doubt... shoot im always up for fishing actually im leaving to go fishing right now.... I will clue you in if i get anything PEACE