Ohio Chrismas Trip

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iliketofish
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Ohio Chrismas Trip

Hey guys. My family and I will be spending a little over a week around Christmas/New Years in north-central Ohio with my wife's family. I'm wondering if there's anybody on here nearby that would like to get together for some fishing, I can swing a day trip somewhere. I don't really know what fishing is available there in late December, but I'm sure there's something. Any takers, or anybody that can offer some tips? Swipe right for yes, or left for no lol

Deftik
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I live in PA, about 6 hours

I live in PA, about 6 hours east, but I can't imagine its much different. It'll probably be the beginning of ice season then. Maybe 1-2 inches on the lakes. Most of the fishing will be dead, maybe Brook Trout or Steelhead may be an option?

Your momma fishes for lifers with Eagle Claws.
Deftik
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Either way you may wanna get

Either way you may wanna get in touch with CoolWaterFish from this site. He runs a page, https://coolwaterfish.com/, he'd have some additional insight for you.

Your momma fishes for lifers with Eagle Claws.
Susquehannock
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Suckers

Suckers could be worth a try. If you find something that has some of them and isn't frozen, the dead of winter is actually a pretty good time for them.

Susquehannock

iliketofish
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Thanks guys

Thanks for the replies fellas.

I sort of imagine, I'll just find a nearby river and do some worm drowning and see if anything bites. Plenty of new species for me over there I'm sure.

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fishinnick
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Things are probably gonna

Things are probably gonna slow down a lot with this cold weather, and ice will increasingly become an issue going forward. Though, probably not enough to do any ice fishing.......hard to say.

One of the better options in the area during that time frame would be steelhead. The fishing for them remains decent(actually, really good sometimes) through the cold times if the rivers are fishable. Not sure where in NC Ohio you'll be, but the Rocky, Chagrin, and Grand rivers are popular and may be fishing well.....as well as some other rivers to the west and east depending where you're at.

Just gotta see what the ice situation is like....

CoolWater
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iliketofish

I hope you had a great trip to Ohio...  I get a fair number of emails requesting info on the area and just don't recall if you reached out.  If you did, I hope my info helped... and if I didin't respond it simply means I missed the email - I never don't respond but must admit with my deleting of so much spam at times a real email may get axed by accident.

Reach out if you head back and I can try to meet up...

CoolWater's Blog:  www.coolwaterfish.com

iliketofish
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Thanks!

Hey Coolwater,

  I got your message, and appreciated your advice. Unfortunately the trip didn't really pan out for the fishing. Just hung out with the family a lot, which was also fun.

   But thanks a ton for the info anyway, and if I ever get back there with actual time to fish I'll let you know. Would love to wet a line with ya!

 

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