Caught my first wiper yesterday morning at the local res. It was not big maybe 12-13 inches but it fought like a champ. It looked like a striper that had been squeezed at the head and tail to give it a more football shape. They were ambushing small bait all morning, jumping out of the water as they took breakfast. I cannot wait to try again.
06-16-2003, 02:37 PM
Two years ago I caught a 9 1/2 lb wiper at one of the dams on the Ohio River during their big run up the river. Of course last year and this year severe flooding made it impossible to get a boat out to them. :mad: I guess since no one was catching them then they might get even bigger. The state record is 17 lbs and next year I'm gonna try my best to break it with a fly rod!!!
9 pounds would be a big wiper indeed. I did not know they stocked them in OH. There was an article in the paper sunday describing how they collect the female striper eggs and only have a short time window to fertilize with white bass milt. The fisheries biologist looked beat, he only had 12 hours of sleep in four days. Will, did you ever go for walleye during the run with a fly. I'm from Findlay and thought about it but never tried.
06-17-2003, 08:26 AM
We don't have many walleye in our area, but if I could find a place to go where I could throw a fly at them I would love to try. I'm always up for trying a new fish on a fly!!!
06-19-2003, 08:30 PM
not sure about many walleye streams in ky, but the big sandy in pike county offers some walleye action, caught a few ther myself growing up in the region. cumberland lake is absolutely full of them and have seen several hauled out of the river by fly fishermen. may be worth checking out if your ever down that way.