Yep. Under the Route 22 bridge in Circleville, there are monster flatheads and some dude pulled out a 42 lb channel out of there a while ago. Also, if you are one of the few who like gar, the 104 bridge is awesome for those.
i find gar a nuisance..........all they do is get my hopes up and steal my bait..............ive personally never fished sciota but will be next summer when i can get back to the ohio area...........i love fishing the muskingum and dillon spillway...............do u know anyother spots i should try relatively close to columbus ???on the sciota..................thanks for any advice brothers
just fished under the 22 bridge tonight did catch anthing but my buddy pulled in 3 nice channels. he was ussing cut shad the cats where around 4 to 5 pounds .. i would like to know what those flat heads are hitting off of. would bluegills be a good choice?
thanks alot bassmassey........... i went again tonight but left somwhat early after lossing atleast five hooks to snags and the fact i couldnt see. it just wasnt my night i was in it bad befor i got there. i forgot glow sticks so i couldnt watch a bobber so i tried fishing the bottom that just lead me to snags.oh well when i get the chance im gonna head back up there and try again mybe in the spring this was pretty much my last weeknd left to fish so i thought id go to the spill way at deer creek tomorrow night
I'm going to try for some flatheads this sunday. My step-dad works for the columbus wastewater treatment plant. He has told me that they always see big cats where the warm water discharge comes out of the plant. I was wondering if anyone could give some advice. I will try to buy some frozen shad from the bait store or maybe a frozen skipjack. I was also thinking of stopping at the pet store and buying some goldfish. Then again I might hit the local pond saturday evening for some gills. What would be the recommended sizes to use.
Well we hit the spillway on oshaunesy sp?. Didn't get any bites. I caught quite a few nice sized gills and shad for bait. I also caught 7 smallies and a crappie. One of the gills i netted was 1lb 2 ounces. I also caught a shad at 13 inches in length. I tried all different sizes of bait with no luck. i went to the petstore nearby to get some goldfish. They were very pricy. The cheap ones at 26cents were no longer that 2 inches. The only 4 inch plus gills they had were specialty goldfish at 26$ a piece.
Not sure if you have ever been to Fishermans Warehouse off of Williams Rd. but they usually have a nice selection of koi, goldfish, chubs, and israle carp. Good luck on the Scioto, the weather is getting nasty fast.
Supposed to be sunny and mid to upper fifties this weekend. Then 62 on monday. I have not been to fishermans wharehouse in a long time but I know where it is. Do you think goldies would work better than live shad and gills?