Guys I hate to inform you...Shovels and blues do not go on the nest, or spawn in paylakes...None, zilch....These fish spawn in there natural water only, before they were netted and stuck in your mud holes..Kinda like trapping a deer and turning it lose in a pen and shooting it..I am a river fisherman for the last 30 years..Paylaking, is not fishing, it's paylaking...All big shovels and blues are netted from public water...Agin, they do not spawn in paylakes, the lakes dont have the habitat for spawning, PERIOD...If they did spawn in paylakes there wouldf be no need to keep stocking them every year now would there?
Hey man just wondering if you fish for money on the rivers? I know i sure do win a lot of money fishing paylakes. Plus i dont have to have a boat or anything else you might need on the river that would cost out the waszoo.
I think my local paylake (Rainbow) puts there flats and blues in the tank outside when they are about to give birth, so I know they can mate and give birth to young. If they still have some there, I'll take a picture.
I just finished an article from the odnr about flatheads and the spawning. Not all flattys will spawn in a paylake usually the fish that have spent atleast one full rotation of seasons will truley spawn the male will find and make the nest but like most paylakes the fish will out number adequate places to make a bed. Since most paylakes(not Big Reds) are either shallow or one depth for most of the lake the water temp reaches 71 at the same time this causing all flattys to nest at the same time. Since most of my flattys have only been here since Oct of last year I will only have a few that will spawn if any at all. BUT almost all mature flattys will go thru the motions thus slowing down the bites. Keep in mind this is what got out of the article. I hate to somewhat agree with goober for he is a morron and all but he is not all wrong about the spawn
Post by bluecatblues on Jan 16, 2008 14:00:11 GMT -5
i know blues spawn at catman blues because john and triva dont put anything under 25 pounds i think in their lake , if u do catch somethin smaller than that while fishin there (which i have alot of times ) they will tell u that the fish is homegrown , again im just goin by what they tell me ,but they have no reason to lie about it, so i believe it , and i fish in the river too , and 10 times as muddy as our paylakes are , who cares let the guy post , at least ill have somethin to laugh at.
i just joined the boc. but i love to pay lake and fish the river just started on the river 2 years ago and santee cooper been paylaking for 12years and i love them both.pay lakes are good because its easy access espically if you have kids and no boat. i am a die hard paylaker but i do think it takes alot more effort and skill to fish the river. i consider myself to be a good paylaker not as good as calhoun but good learn the lake and what bait to use and try to get the spot. i consider my self a beginner on the river still learning but i plan on fishing the touries out of tanners this year in my buddies sea ark. my biggest at a paylake is 63 river 33 santee 38 thats just my two cents.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2008 19:01:11 GMT -5 by bigcat1
may your lines stay tight and your fish be monsters.
Post by kingofcatfish on Jan 16, 2008 20:45:31 GMT -5
i agree with all but goober first off read his name its what he calls himself. And second of all if this guy loves river fishing so much why the heck would he go to a site name cincy PAYLAKES. I think there is a reason it is called that and i know for a fact cats spawn in paylakes because there a countless numbers of times that i have caught pregnant cats that are ready for spawn. If you really wanna call these mud holes go to one and see how muddy these really are and if the rivers you fish have such big fish in them as you must say then keep fishing them you have your luck in rivers we have our luck in paylakes you keep doing wat your doing and we will keep doing wat were doing just dont critisize us for what we do.
i think that they spawn in certain lakes...when it is naturally big and a lot of structure say lake remington they will spawn. in a lake that is new with not much structure or water flow like say paradise or sherrys they will not.just my opinion.most that do hatch will be eaten...when that happens have lots of yellow bellies