Little Miami river float 5/12/2018

Discussion in 'Southwest Ohio fishing report' started by BuzzBait Brad, May 12, 2018.

  1. Water clarity was still really good 3+ ft

    Water temperature 69 at start. 71 at end

    All my fish were caught on topwater

    I caught over 20 fish on the day while my friend caught 15 but he caught the biggest fish. He caught a monster drum and a smallmouth today. Both were fish Ohio

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    The guy I fished with caught a 19 1/2” smallmouth on topwater. It was also his maiden voyage on his Jackson big rig. Can’t beat that for first time on the water.

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  2. Very cool that you guys get into smallmouths consistently in Ohio.
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  3. We have some great rivers to fish in Ohio. It’s the best fishing in my opinion because all the lakes here are so crowded. I stay away from lakes now for that reason.
  4. I have a small kayak that I use on small ponds and streams. I’d like to upgrade to a larger one like that Jackson that is in the pic. Looks real comfy with the seat sitting up high. How stable are they and how easy are they to transport? Could I transport one in the 8’ bed of a truck or do you use a trailer?....maybe some sort of attachment for the top cab of the truck?
  5. Those Jackson’s are 94 pounds with no gear. They aren’t bad to transport especially you have someone to float with and help. Kayak wheels make it easier if you are going alone.

    My old twin predator is 84 pounds I think and it’s not bad at all either.

    You can transport them in a 6’ truck bed no problem. I do it all the time even with a toolbox in my bed. Just use ratchet straps to tie it in

    The stability on both kayaks are amazing. You can stand in them ver easy. I have even stood in mine going through calf deep rifles without any issue.
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