Places to fish in southern ohio

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Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 7th, 2011, 10:47 pm

I'm lookin for places to fish in the Hocking River, Scioto River, and Salt Creek. It would be a big help and save alot of gas if someone could tell a few spots.



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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by You're Tiger Bait » February 8th, 2011, 12:31 pm

i like the location here in waverly where we moved. you have lake white where we live. 15 minutes away you have pike lake. pretty close to rocky fork. the scioto river is just minutes away. pee pee creek. there are a couple lakes there at i think it's called scioto trail state park, just below chilly. it ain't falcon lake , but i caught a 4.2 pounder here last year. and i don't have mexican mafia shootin at me either. not too far from some really nice lakes in the youngstown area. shawnee ain't that far away.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 8th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Mostly i'm just looking for places in rivers to fish or creeks. Lakes i know pretty well. Lake Hope and lake rupert are my best because i fish there the most. One place i've looked for but never seemed to find was where salt creek goes in the scioto.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by OZZIEOHIO » February 8th, 2011, 8:53 pm

What are some good places and baits for them 2 lakes Joe. I will in return put you in a couple good catfish holes.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 8th, 2011, 9:52 pm

Well I think fishing lake rupert is better from the bank then a boat. dont know why but i think it is. there are three main places to fish this lake. Skeeter holler at the end of lake road is good for cats. under the rt. 683 bridge and by the boat ramp is good during the day fishin with night crawlers or kellys plow jockys. last is the road to cassil cemetery. about halfway back there is a clearing on the left where you can fish. best on nights when the water is high but make sure you take a net. those places just uses crawlers and liver. lake hope on the other hand you should take a boat. There isnt many places to fish off the bank because of lily pads. my best advice is to get on the other side of the lily pads at the dam and cast back to the edge of them and you should catch some nice cats.

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Post by Team Real-Tree » February 9th, 2011, 10:12 am

Timber Ridge great fish hole in the middle of BFE and I Love it.....

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Post by luvbigcats » February 11th, 2011, 8:35 pm

I fish the scioto some for big flatheads the bad thing about it is getting a boat up it if I want to catch big blues I fish the ohio and I drift fish it with cutbait me and my oldest son put it on the blues last summer caught about 40 fish 20 pounds or better the 2 biggest were 43 and 49pounds if your cant tell by the name I luv big catfish.

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Post by The Enforcer » February 11th, 2011, 10:16 pm

What Speices of Fish are You wanting to Target?

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by kantuckyII » February 12th, 2011, 12:48 pm

I haven't been on it since my father used to take me there when I was a little boy but have you tried Ohio Brush Creek?

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Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 14th, 2011, 7:15 pm

I'm mostly lookin for places to catfish but i like to fish for about anything. Never heard of Ohio Brush Creek. Where is it at?

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Post by The Enforcer » February 14th, 2011, 11:34 pm

If You're lookin for Cats Just pick about ANY spot on the Hocking, and get some cut Bluegill and You'll get into the Cats

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by kantuckyII » February 15th, 2011, 12:05 pm

Joe Dirt!!! wrote:I'm mostly lookin for places to catfish but i like to fish for about anything. Never heard of Ohio Brush Creek. Where is it at?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_Brush_Creek a little article on it. As I said, I haven't been on it since dad would take me there as a boy and it's probably been over 45 years since I've fished in it

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if I recall, there's a lot of pools with ripples in between. Some of it, you'd need a boat to fish it and you'll still need to drag a boat across some of the ripples

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Post by luvbigcats » February 19th, 2011, 10:37 am

If you want to catch a bunch of cats in the 2 to 10lbs range float down scioto using shad guts and you better take a bunch of shad because it aint hard to catch a hundred channels in a day.

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Post by luvbigcats » February 20th, 2011, 2:40 pm

A friend of mine told me that you can catch a bunch of nice channel cats in the river that runs by the ou campus is that the hocking river.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by OZZIEOHIO » February 20th, 2011, 8:04 pm

Doesnt that picture make you wanna go fishing

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by The Enforcer » February 20th, 2011, 8:16 pm

Yes thats the Hocking River, And Yes its full of Nice Channels, Theres alot of Nice Flatties in there also. I spend Most of My fishing time on the Hocking, So If You need any info on it just ask

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 21st, 2011, 12:34 pm

yeah the only place iv heard of people catch fish on the hocking was around whites mill and ou i dont really know where else to go. iv thought about tryin up off the bike path between nelsonville and athens but i dont know. anyone know if there is much of anything in racoon creek and where to fish it? i was always told up here in vc the creek dont have any fish in it.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by old*rocket » February 21st, 2011, 7:33 pm

If ur wanting to catfish racoon will find ur self catching more bullhead cats, every now and then a nice channel cat will hit.little racoon offers better catfishing,good place to try is wellston park road just before lake alma this road will take u to mulga road.fish at 2nd bridge,the spillway is just to ur right at that bridge,but u will need to park at 1st bridge and walk the path if u want to fish spillway,Where little racoon runs under 32,fish under bridge.use creekchubs or cut bluegill for bait liver works but i had better luck with live or cutbait.I have cought many nice channel cat in these spots over the years.little racoon starts at lake rupert spillway and runs by lake alma.just follow the creek there r many spots u can pull of the road and fish.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » February 21st, 2011, 8:49 pm

Yeah i never fished at the spot off wellston park but iv always seen people fishin there. how about down by the abandoned bridge on mulga where it meets with wellston park is there any fish over there i dont know if that was the same creek

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by old*rocket » February 22nd, 2011, 10:02 pm

same creek catfishing good at that spot also.now as for good spot on hocking try cr24 its around 3 miles out of athens on 50, belpre exit.u will exit on 24 to ur right go 100 yards park at pull off before bridge this spot has lots off fishing space and deep holes.also great place to camp for the weekend.fish the deep hole before the ripples,nice place to catch shovelheads.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by The Enforcer » February 24th, 2011, 7:36 pm

Yes thats a Good spot on the Hocking, Also if you stay on the Rd and go past the bridge and take the Rd to the Right Go up about half a mile till you See a Cell tower n the Left on the Hill , theres a pull off to the right , Theres a greatCat spot there too with lots of room ro Fish

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by ironmen1987 » March 9th, 2011, 9:08 pm

Salt Creek enters the Scioto outside of Richmondale. Been there several times but i haven't had any luck. I use to fish off Eastern Ave in Chilli but i thought i heard that they posted it a few years back so i'm not sure if its still an option. The 35 bridge looks promising but i've only been there a few times. I've had some fun at the bridge outside of Lucasville but never caught anything over ten lbs but i'm sure there is a few lurking around. The Scioto changes so much from year to year (and finding somewhere that isn't posted) that i haven't fished it like i did 10 plus years ago. I usually end up at one of the dams on the Ohio.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by OZZIEOHIO » March 9th, 2011, 11:42 pm

Ironman I have a camp on that creek, There is alot of deep holes along Dixon Mill road where my camp is.

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Post by ironmen1987 » March 10th, 2011, 5:51 am

I'm not familiar with Dixon but I haven't been there much since I was younger. We spent most of our time fishing the Scioto out thru there. If I remember right there use to be like 3 different places we'd go (railroad tressel,trackside,and a culvert a few miles down the road). Dad use to talk about fishing Salt Creek growing up but if we hit a creek it was usually Paint or one of the 2 Brush Creeks.

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Re: Places to fish in southern ohio

Post by Joe Dirt!!! » March 11th, 2011, 12:05 am

Isnt Dixon right before salt creek headed toward chillicothe on 50? we went up that way and it was all posted and no where to fish

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