Whats your favorite lake ?

Discussion in 'OHIO LAKES / RESERVOIRS' started by zcat, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. zcat

    zcat New Member

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    ohio
    Always a little slow on the theads for lakes. Lets see what your favorite lake is. One thing that is good about lakes is ,you dont have to worry about being flooded out.
     
  2. catman2424

    catman2424 New Member

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    kansas
    i love fishing at longview, you can catch some nice cats there
     

  3. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    State:
    Zanesville, Ohi
    Unless the local lake is a flood control lake that is still 30 feet above the normal pool level. lol.
    Don't really lake fish much so I would have to go with Dillon Lake since it's close. It does have some nice sized channels in it.
     
  4. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Blacklick, Ohio
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    Gary
    I like Buckeye/Alum or Dillon all three are within 30-45 min away. And at Buckeye I can use Hotdogs:smile2:
     
  5. D_Weezy

    D_Weezy Active Member

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    State:
    Cadiz, Ohio
    Name:
    Dale
    Tappan Lake, it is a great lake for channel cats and flathead.
     
  6. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    State:
    Kentucky
    i like fishing some of the backup waters at Yatesville Lake
     
  7. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    State:
    Steubenvil
    For Channel cats, Spencer Lake in Medina County is great.
     
  8. Moose1

    Moose1 New Member

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    State:
    STEUB, OHIO
    I LIKE CLENDENING, SALTFORK.
    AND YES YOU CAN GET FLOODED OUT AT A LAKE.
    ONE YEAR AT CLENDENING YOU COULD NOT GET CLOSE TO THE RAMP,THE WHOLE LOT WAS UNDER WATER, COULD NOT SEE THE RAMP.
     
  9. tkbiker

    tkbiker New Member

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    Ohio

    I agree Tappan is one of my favorites also, along with West Branch.
     
  10. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

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    State:
    Newark, Ohio
    Buckeye Lake and Dillon ... but hope to be adding to this before summer is over ........ If it ever gets here ..!!!! ... garry- :crazy:
     
  11. crtr03

    crtr03 New Member

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    State:
    columbus, ohio
    deer creek is pretty good i always catch lots of nice size channels not to many shovels though
     
  12. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    Warren County Ohio
    My favorite lake in Ohio is Rocky Fork Lake.

    I normally fish Caeasar's Creek Lake, but it's only good at night, when the speed boats are gone.
     
  13. Mr. Whisker77

    Mr. Whisker77 New Member

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    State:
    Columbus, Ohio
    GRIGGS all the way baby!
     
  14. bigfish08

    bigfish08 New Member

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    State:
    ohio
    are many flatheads caught consistantly out of ceasars creek? you never hear too much about it, i thought about trying it last year but never got around to it, always fished the river..
     
  15. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    State:
    Warren County Ohio

    Caesar's Creek lake Covers 2,830 acres of fishing water and
    33 miles of shoreline.

    It is said to be the deepest lake in Ohio, reaching depths of 110' give or take near the Dam.

    We have always caught plenty of channel cats out of Caesar's Creek, but it wasn't untill the past couple of years that anyone caught sizeable flatheads.
    Before flooding the valley, the Army Corps of Engineers put alot of planning into making sure there was plenty of structure below the lake for fish habitat. That was 30 years ago, giving plenty of time for some nice big shovelheads to grow.


    The lake is also full of shallow coves with stumpbeds, so if you are out on a boat, it's not too hard to get away from the general population to fish.

    So...all the elements of good catfishin' are there....

    If you come down this way, give me a holler. I'm only 1/4 mile from Wellmans Boat Dock.
     
  16. bigfish08

    bigfish08 New Member

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    State:
    ohio
    ya im not far from there, i hear of a couple good flatheads coming out of there , are they just the occasional flathead or can you catch them consistantly on good nights?
     
  17. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    State:
    Warren County Ohio
    The only fish you consitently catch in Caesar's Creek are channel cats, so if you have to travel any distance to fish it, Iwouldn't reccomend doing so. I fish there because I live so close to it.
     
  18. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    State:
    washington court house,oh
    deer creek and rocky fork on a usual basis.might try caesars creek this year,but want to try to figure out rocky first
     
  19. skinner766

    skinner766 New Member

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    State:
    Orrville Ohio
    I have to say Charles Mills is one of my favorite lakes in my area, I caught a 46lb flathead there last year and catch lots of channel cats in the 5 to 10lb range. Its also a 10hp lake so not any ski boats to deal with.
     
  20. Mizzbigcat

    Mizzbigcat New Member

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    State:
    Warren County Ohio

    Charles Mills? Exactly where is that at? You know we want ALL the details!!~

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