Tuscarawas River Catfishing

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by rockbass, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Hit the Tusc river tonight to fish for channels......I fished the normal hole above the riffles on 416 and had some bites. Decided to try a new spot to see where we were fishing tomorrow night. It paid off big time for me.

    caught one fish on chicken liver that was 20 inches long and had a big gut. Then followed that one up with a 8 lb channel, but it only measure 26.5 inches. had several other light bites, but only managed to land 2 other channel cats each were only about 18 inches long. nothing huge tonight, but the 8 lber was a good way to start off the catfishing season.

    Oh yeah now I can do the fat man shuffle since I caught a Fish Ohio channel cat!$ If this is a sign of good things to come, I should have a good year, but now I just killed that idea :p
     
  2. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Had another decent night catfishing. Not a great night as far as size and numbers, but it wasn't too bad for this early in the season.

    Ended the night with 5 channels. 3 were only about 20 inches long, but the other 2 were about the average sized with one 24 inches long and the other going 26.5 give or take a quarter inch or so. :eek:

    Also on a bit of a bad note, I caught 2 more mud puppies :mad: but on a better note, caught a nice saugeye on a creek chub.
     

  3. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    sounds like a good start to the season, congrats on the catch
     
  4. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Yeah it isn't a bad start, especially since I have not been hearing about much of anyone else catching any catfish yet:cool:
     
  5. ksutroubleii

    ksutroubleii New Member

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    Rocky, I haven't been out on the river yet. Sounds like it's going to be better than last year. We need to get together and do some cattin.
     
  6. rockbass

    rockbass New Member

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    Was out for a little while tonight. fished 2 hours and landed 2 catfish. normal 20 inchers of course, but also had ahold of something nice, but naturally lost it:sad: I did add 2 more mudpuppies to my count though. I have not looked them up yet, but I am wondering if it is mating season or something