Who knows the answer

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by ohio hilljack, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. ohio hilljack

    ohio hilljack New Member

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    I have a question about reservoirs. If they lake these large bodys of water and drain them down into streams every winter ,where do all those fish go when they are down. Seems to me you could sure get a workout right up next to that dam.
     
  2. smokey869

    smokey869 New Member

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    i would think so too, there is still a lot of water there, but they would have to be more packed in
     

  3. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    The Lakes that I am familiar with don't get drained that far. 3-5 feet maybe, but not down to just creeks. If they drained one down that low I guess fish could be found in a lot of the holes that would be left with water.
     
  4. hunted

    hunted New Member

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    deer creek still has quite a bit of water when they drop it down.there is still enough water for the fish to be spread out some,i would think,anyway.i have fished a couple of places when the water was like that,only to get skunked,lol.the whole upper end is pretty deep so there is a lot of place to go.

    same way with paint creek also.
     
  5. andrew76

    andrew76 New Member

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    The lake i fish have many holes and they can harbor some hungery monsters!
     
  6. slowboat

    slowboat New Member

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    Why do they drain them down anyway???...sb
     
  7. ohio hilljack

    ohio hilljack New Member

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    They drain them in the winter because they are flood prevention dams. In the spring as the rains come they allow them to fill and limit the amount of water that goes downstream preventing spring floods
     
  8. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I have heard that 90% of the fish are in 10% of the water. So logically thinking the dam area should be a good place to start IF it is the deeper part of the lake.