Post by fishdealer04 on Aug 17, 2008 22:51:31 GMT -5
Well my dad and I have been hitting Stonelick lake a lot this past few weeks. Been taking the boat out and have been catching lots of largemouth bass, 2 in the 5 pound range and a lot in the 12-14 inch range.
I was trying to do some catfish fishing, but have not had any luck yet. I have managed to catch about a dozen bullhead, but no channels or flats. This lake gets a lot of shore fisherman and they all fish for cats for the most part, so I think there is a lot of pressure on them. Hopefully I will get a few out of there sometime.
Also the shad are everywhere. I think the cats are gorging themselves on that too. I took my cast net with me today and got 20 in about 4 casts, they are really spread out but they are jumping in the coves of the lakes. I am going to go back this week and net some more hopefully.
Anyone do any good with the cats out here? Or places to really catch bellies in good numbers?
Post by fishdealer04 on Aug 18, 2008 20:06:01 GMT -5
Went back today and netted 50 more shad in about 15 minutes from the shore. They are everywhere!!! 3 to 10 inches, I could see bigger ones swimming but couldn't reach them. I will have to take the boat out again.
Post by alltimefishin on Aug 25, 2008 9:27:26 GMT -5
go late at night or early in the morning and throw around the dam area, couple days ago i netted about 8 lbs of shad in about 40 mins of throwing, i have a 30 foot rope added to the net and i throw as far as i can off the dock and also in front of the dam. i usally go up there about 3 or 4 in the morning. and about catfishing the best place for cats are around the camping area. i normally use bluegills, gold fish and izzys. around the end of fall chubs live and heads will slam blues, ive never seen bigger cats pulled from the waters there yet this year but i bet there out there somewhere. if your into carp fishing try goin out around the beach area and use walmart carp bait does pretty, now bass fishing on the other hand has slow down alot within the past couple years i think people are taking them out of there
Post by fishdealer04 on Aug 25, 2008 20:31:30 GMT -5
Thats a good idea with the net, to add the extension. I might do that. I walk around the bank and throw catching a lot of them, at any time of day. I usually go around 7 PM after I get off work and they are every where.
Its funny, I can't catch a catfish there, but I catch bass all the time. I also catch them from my boat in places I know the shore fisherman cant get to. I will have to try the camping area next time I go out.
I am also trying to figure out how blues got into the lake. I saw a guy catch about a 9 pounder. I talked to the DNR and they said they have never put any blues in the lake.
The dnr stocked a blue/channel breed in all the lakes in Ohio about 20 yrs ago. The state calls them channels. they claim they are more hardy and grow way bigger than a channel. But the state will only call them as channel cats