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About (OH) Vinsanity

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    Ohio State Chair
  • Birthday 05/14/1985

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    Columbus / Ohio
  • Who Referred you?
    Phil Davenport
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    18-34
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  1. New member

    Never fished the Licking River, usually stuck to the big river (Muskingum). Dillon Lake is also a good place for numbers
  2. New member

    Hey Tony! I grew up in Reynoldsburg which isn't that far from Pataskala. I now live on the west side of Columbus, but here is some info to get you started: Your closest large body of water is probably Buckeye Lake. It is loaded with carp, but they tend to stay on the smaller size, 5-12 lbs. I used to fish it a lot when I was a kid with my biggest being 17lbs. I've heard of carp over 20, but they seem to be very rare or I'm fishing the wrong location / time of year. Alum Creek is also a very good lake for numbers with some large fish thrown in. The marina peninsula / dike off of Hollenback road fishing towards the lake seems to always produce carp. With heavy baiting it's sometimes hard to keep both roads in the water. If you're looking for river carp check out the Muskingum, There are various spots all around the Zanesville area. Just a note, the river is very volatile even with a little rain. It seems to get high and fast very easily. I've had carp over 20lbs and the average size seems to be a bit bigger than the two lakes listed above. Hoover reservoir is very close to Alum Creek but it is a lake I've not fished much. There are carp there, but catfish are a real nuisance. You will find channel catfish and blue catfish (stocked a number of years ago). If you're lucky you may hook into one of the elusive Bigmouth Buffalos that are roaming around. There was a picture posted last year from the ODNR showing a state record Buffalo pulled out of the water during a "shock study." They shock the water and the fish float to the top while stunned. They do their measurements and the fish are set free. If you're available March 3rd we are having our yearly "Winter Social" at BW3's on Bethel Rd here in Columbus. We have about 15 people attending at this point. The Social consists of awarding metals for last years big fish, finalizing our 2018 fish-in schedule, a prize raffle, and we also eat a lot of food. Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or need guidance. Thanks Vince Shiflet (CAG Ohio State Chair)
  3. Epic Vacation Session!

    Great session! Congrats!
  4. Ohio is going back to the Huron River on November 3-5! A 6 foot net handle can be used to net fish but something longer will make it easier. Releasing the fish with a sling and 2 dog leash clips attached to a rope is a good idea, but not absolutely necassary. I will have mine so anyone fishing around me is welcome to use.Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Asv2yq8pPHR2There is enough room for about 12 people on the grassy area and if more come we can always overflow down the pier. If you do attend please allow 2 "spaces" between the next angler.There is a Comfort Inn literally 30 seconds from the fishing location or a Motel 6 five minutes away. I've stayed in the Motel 6 twice and have had good experiences. The Motel 6 also has many fast food restaurants around. Staying in a bivvy is at your own risk as I don't know if it is allowed or not.
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  6. Link to Leaderboard

    LOL! Thanks for the update
  7. Link to Leaderboard

    Sorry, just to be sure we are on the same page, this is where the sorting is not working. http://www.carpanglersgroup.com/forum/index.php?/2017fallbig4/
  8. Link to Leaderboard

    I'm on a desktop pc. I've even tried it in incognito mode just in case there was a cache issue. Even tried hard refreshing the page with ctrl+F5. Still stuck on loading when I click on a column heading to sort. Tried it on Mobile with the Chrome browser and Yandex(Chrome variant) and does the same thing.
  9. Link to Leaderboard

    Is anyone else having a problem with sorting the leaderboard? If I click on a column heading (Biggest Fish, Big Four, etc etc) it shows a "loading..." dialog but never actually loads the data. I've tried it in Chrome and Microsoft Edge, but have the same results.
  10. Friday started off with Craig and I arriving on location around 830am. The rain started just after 9 and didn't stop until noon. I caught many fish during this period and had concerns of actually running out of bait early if the bite kept up A number of anglers showed up a bit later in a day and also quickly got into fish. Fishing continued into the night with the biggest fish coming in at 17lbs. That was later upped to 19lbs from Josh and Craig. Saturday rolled around and the rest of the anglers arrived. We had around 14 anglers which is one of the biggest fish-ins in quite awhile. Craig managed a 21 lber which turned out to be the big fish for the event Unfortunately a 768 foot ship full of gravel entered the river and totally killed the bite. It turned the river brown and had a horrible smell. Fishing was pretty much over at 6pm as no fish were around while the ship was moored. Sunday morning started off a bit slow but quickly built up speed. Everyone mostly left around noon, but Deon, Christian and Katie stuck around. Deon did manage a 23lber after the fish-in was over so unfortunately it didn't count towards the top 3 big fish medals. Thanks to everyone who came out to the Huron River. We will be back sometime next year. I was considering holding the Jetson Bates Memorial there in May to give those people from the north a chance to participate. Our next fish-in is in Urbana November 3-5th. I still need to get confirmation from John Mayer that we are a go.
  11. What are Some Good Carp Waters in Ohio?

    When will you be in Ohio? We are having a fish-in this weekend up at Lake Erie.
  12. Ohio is going back to the Huron River on October 6-8! With the recent success from the previous fish-in and other members fishing it on their own, I've decided to switch Shoreline to Huron.A 6 foot net handle can be used to net fish but something longer will make it easier. Releasing the fish with a sling and 2 dog leash clips attached to a rope is a good idea, but not absolutely necassary. I will have mine so anyone fishing around me is welcome to use.There have been four 20's caught in a limited number of sessions.Bring plenty of bait and when you think you have enough, bring more.Location: https://goo.gl/maps/Asv2yq8pPHR2There is enough room for about 12 people on the grassy area and if more come we can always overflow down the pier. If you do attend please allow 3 "spaces" between the next angler. You'll know what I mean when you arrive. If my calculations were correct it will allow 12 people.There is a Comfort Inn literally 30 seconds from the fishing location or a Motel 6 five minutes away. I've stayed in the Motel 6 twice and have had good experiences. The Motel 6 also has many fast food restaurants around. Staying in a bivvy is at your own risk as I don't know if it is allowed or not.
  13. What are Some Good Carp Waters in Ohio?

    It was a Grass carp. I've seen Commons over 20+ as well. All these fish were caught by carp anglers and released safely.
  14. What are Some Good Carp Waters in Ohio?

    It gets fished fairly often, but a place for big Commons and Grassers (I've seen one at 57lbs) is Wingfoot Lake. It's 45 minutes away.
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