trip to the Great Miami River

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by katkiller77, May 5, 2008.

  1. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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  2. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Those are very nice. thanks for sharing
     

  3. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    my friend no problem it was nice getting them snapper loves chicken livers.
     
  4. kitsinni

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    Nice turtles. I was out on the GMR in a canoe yesterday, did pretty well. I got about 7 channels biggest being about 8LB and smallest being about ... 5 inches long :) My buddy caught a few channels, three drum and a striper.
     
  5. katkiller77

    katkiller77 New Member

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    i am going to try again tomorrow with nightcrawlers on the gmr
     
  6. kitsinni

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    Those were working well yesterday. Also frozen shrimp was hot.
     
  7. katkiller77

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    sweet chicken livers work but the turtles were killing the liver :eek:oooh:
     
  8. RetiredToFish

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    Hey Rick .... a little enlightenment here .... those aren't snapping turtles those are soft shell turtles .... but also very good eating ..... :eek:oooh: Garry-
     
  9. Salmonid

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    Yup, those are the dreaded "Dinkbuster" specials...Softshells, the GMR around Middletown-Dayton is choked full of em. There are snappers in there, we get a handfull every year fishing cut shad, they really like that as well

    Salmonid
     
  10. catfishrollo

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    its always good to get out.....goodluck to you...rollo
     
  11. beetle

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    I've eat'n snapping turtles before and they are pretty good eating. I don't think I could get past the smell to eat a softshell...man do they stink!
     
  12. katkiller77

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    going out to get me a casting net and practice easier than using the minnow trap also to get the forage fish out the gmr will help me get more bigger shovelheads as well.
     
  13. catfishjohn

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    At least you got out and not totally skunked. Jeremy(cats4uandme) has some excellent cleaning and cooking of turtles on here. Makes my mouth water.....:dribble:
     
  14. Vukhufu

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    I would rather have turtles biting than nothing at all! which leads to my first fish story!

    I went down to the scioto river with high hopes back in march, eager to get off this computer and back out into nature. I started out with nightcrawlers and soon I had several drum (I call em sheephead) in the bait bucket. Once it got dark it was time to switch bait. I took the machete and wacked the largest right in half .. took the head half and hooked it up, tossed it in the river!

    I didnt really expect anything to bite on it... it was a 1 lb head half of a fish after all. But after several hours, several beers and several naps LOL I woke up to see the line this was baited on free-spooling out into the river! Very slowly however! I assumed right away it must be a turtle due to the slow rate at which line was being taken.

    However! This was still very exciting because I knew my bait weighed 1 lb and WTF could be trying to carry that off!? I missed the hook up but I'm pretty sure if I had set the hook I'd have never budged that turtle from the bottom anyway. But it made the otherwise biteless night enjoyable.

    Is it illegal to fish with a chain-fall? LOL I think that'd be the only way I could have banked that turtle!
     
  15. RetiredToFish

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    Hey Roger ... we always put our turtle in a tub with clean water for a couple of days and the smell leaves pretty well ... actually, I believe softshells are better eating than the old snapper .... Garry-:cool2:
     
  16. katkiller77

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    Gary turtle is really good fix it in a gumbo mouth watering very good stuff rick i also had it deep friend yummy