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  • Heading out Friday

    Posted by cruss77 on May 3, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Heading out Friday with a friend from work for a small tournament that benefits a work client. I’ve never fished OH before, can someone help me with some points to look for? We are heading out of Lone Branch and after a couple of hours on Navionics I think I am planning on fishing the stumps in the main channel and in Cedar Creek and Spencer Creek. Was thinking of fishing grass beds, stumps, and docks. Does this seem correct for OH? I’m not planning on catching 30 fish but I would like to catch a few and it is hard to do on a new lake. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Russ

    rolltide replied 7 years, 6 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Brian

    Administrator
    May 3, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Stay shallow in 1-5ft and fish wood and grass with spinnerbaits and plastics. Cedar Creek has plenty of good banks to fish and so does Station Camp.

  • cruss77

    Member
    May 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Thank you. Really appreciate the help.

  • blockel

    Member
    May 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm
    quote cruss77:

    Heading out Friday with a friend from work for a small tournament that benefits a work client. I’ve never fished OH before, can someone help me with some points to look for? We are heading out of Lone Branch and after a couple of hours on Navionics I think I am planning on fishing the stumps in the main channel and in Cedar Creek and Spencer Creek. Was thinking of fishing grass beds, stumps, and docks. Does this seem correct for OH? I’m not planning on catching 30 fish but I would like to catch a few and it is hard to do on a new lake. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Russ

    I think you got it figured out. Fish the primary cover which on OH would be shoreline grass, stumps and docks. It’s just about finding the right area and/or stretch. I would start my efforts around spawning areas. I got to believe most fish are done spawning and working their way to their summer spots. Good luck, let us know how you do.

  • cruss77

    Member
    May 7, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    First off want to say thank you Brian!
    It was an interesting day to say the least. Left the ramp and had to get used to a new lake that goes from 50′ to 5′ in less than 100yds.
    We started at the back of station camp in the stumps on the right near the ramp. Had a few bites but nothing really committed. It was calm so I tried a top water, and had a few blow ups but they were all just slapping at the bait. Also tried a spinnerbaits, jigs with craw trailer, and crankbaits. We headed back to the front started hitting pints and docks. We caught our first fish, a 3# spotted bass on a 1.5 square bill in tn shad. Went down 50 yds to another dock and caught a couple of shorts on a chatter bait, white & chartreuse. We also tried worms and craws around stumps but never had anything commit. Here is where it got fun, my trolling motor quit working, and so after heading back to the ramp we figured out I broke the drive pin. After an hour of driving around, we found one at Flipper’s and I bought an extra just in case. Got back out there after that and caught a few more shorts in station camp. We headed to cedar creek but the wind started picking up and it was hard to keep the boat in one spot plus the currents were moving us around. We headed in a little later. We had a blast, I was pretty happy catching fish on a new lake that I hadn’t fished before. Thank you for your help and input.

  • rolltide

    Member
    May 12, 2016 at 12:56 am

    My buddy just told me that Cedar Creek is now charging $8.00 to launch your boat there now.
    Is this madness ever going to end??

    Chuck Howell….

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