The best channel catfish river in Ohio

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by adamj, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. adamj

    adamj New Member

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    WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST RIVER IN OHIO FOR CHANNELS, SIZE AND QUALITY?
     
  2. smoothkip25

    smoothkip25 New Member

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    I usually dont fish a whole lot of rivers but ive caught some good channels out of the Muskingum and Mohican rivers.
     

  3. adamj

    adamj New Member

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    I WOULD HAVE DONE A POLL BUT THERE ARE SO MANY POSSIBILITIES..........:smile2:
     
  4. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    The Maumee gets my vote. I have spots where on a good night I can get em as fast as can throw my line in, including several 10-15 lbers a night. Love that fight on anything over 10.
     
  5. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    I won't argue with the Maumee. I have seen many nice pictures from that river. If you want quantity come to the Muskingum and throw liver, cutbait, or anything,,,, including left over food! You can't get away from them darn fish!!!! LOL.... rollo
     
  6. BobbyLee

    BobbyLee New Member

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    I agree with you on quantity Jason. I've caught alot of small and medium size channels out of the Muskingum, along with a few over 10 and 12 lbs last year. We'll see what this year offers up...
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    Sad thing is, I only fish in the daytime for channels, at nighttime even on livebaits they often are a nuisiannce.. Gotta sometimes run them big livebaits to keep em away! LOL. I never thought years ago, you would have to change your style , so you wouldn't catch fish! :smile2: rollo

    I think the channels on the Muskingum are actually overpopulated, and you would probably catch more bigger fish than a 3-5 pound average if they weren't.. ...rollo
     
  8. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    You can if your with me LOL
     
  9. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    great miami gets my vote size and quantity
     
  10. Eudora

    Eudora New Member

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  11. rollinrooster69

    rollinrooster69 New Member

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    i love to fish in the st joe:smile2:
     
  12. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Hard to answer this one. Springtime can be great fishing on the northern rivers flowing into Lake Erie.
     
  13. ec43146

    ec43146 New Member

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    I think most of the rivers are good at specific times but I have to vote for the Maumee
     
  14. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    I am the lone voice for the great miami:smile2:
     
  15. Garrett Cope

    Garrett Cope New Member

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    Only someone who's regularly fished ALL the larger rivers in the state could truly say which is the most productive overall for channels. But i'm pretty sure based on sheer numbers (and most likely size as well) of fish it's gotta be the Ohio river. The Muskingum,Scioto,Maumee and Great Miami are all somewhat comparable but the Ohio Is in a league of it's own.
     
  16. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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  17. misterwhisker

    misterwhisker New Member

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    the great state of Ohio has a excellent fishery for channels about all rivers are good to excellent, in my opinion ,of course most of my time is spent on the scioto and the big O, I have caught them from lake erie to the ohio river,
     
  18. adamj

    adamj New Member

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    I AGREE FOR SURE! I'M KINDA SPLIT MYSELF BETWEEN LAKE ERIE AND ITS TRIBUTARYS AND THE MAUMEE. I HAVE FISHED THESE THE MOST SO ITS HARD TO SAY
     
  19. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    great miami here one i throw liver usually for channels on the gmr largest was caught was 14lb on a half of a hot dog and also caught 5 or 6 channels in a hour on the gmr. Again fishing pressure is their but a good river
     
  20. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    Iv got this nice little hole on the little miami river that produces 8 to 10 pounders on a regular basis.