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Old 03-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Default Berlin eyes spawning yet?

just wanted to know if they were spawning yet...did well there last year?
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Old 03-08-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
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Dont fish berlin much but still a little early for them to be spawning.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #3
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Seen two vehicles at the 224 causeway around 8:30pm. I'd say its a little early still. Give it another week or two though and they should be up in the Mahoning river.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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Went out last night bout 5 others and 3 boats. Didn't see any caught or any movement..it is early, but I'm guessing the beginning of next wk they'll start moving.

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:25 AM   #5
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If the weather holds for next week with the high temps and warm nights it should be great.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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5 straight days in the 60s with lows in the 40s!It will soon be ON! water temp was at 40 on mar 3rd.Rising water temp=fillets!
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Snaggers ?
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:47 AM   #8
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personally i throw back foul hooked or ILLEGAL fish.I mostly throw the HJ-14 and all fish have been hooked in the mouth.But im sure there is alot of snagging going on..especially with the vibeEs..maybe this year we wont have eggs on the rocks again after the CORPS dropped the lake 4' in years past..
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Snaggers ?
I see a question mark at the end of your very informative post....What is your question?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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personally i throw back foul hooked or ILLEGAL fish.I mostly throw the HJ-14 and all fish have been hooked in the mouth.But im sure there is alot of snagging going on..especially with the vibeEs..maybe this year we wont have eggs on the rocks again after the CORPS dropped the lake 4' in years past..
ya man last year all them eyes i seen spawning and went back the following week and the water dropped below where they were spawning ...so sad
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A lot of concerned discussion bout them dropping the water level there in years past. Was told that is why the nets did'nt go in last year and that no eggs were taken to to stock other lakes. The only fish that legally bite during the spawn will be the jacks. The big females will not feed during spawning. They may hit a bait from aggression but more than likely not. In my experience if i seen a big female it usually was snagged. The weather forecast for next week will turn the causeway into the main attraction (circus) that it can be sometimes. Game wardens will be watching just like in years past so be weary of what is caught and kept and how it is caught. I hope it is productive like it was last year good luck everyone.
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A lot of concerned discussion bout them dropping the water level there in years past. Was told that is why the nets did'nt go in last year and that no eggs were taken to to stock other lakes. The only fish that legally bite during the spawn will be the jacks. The big females will not feed during spawning. They may hit a bait from aggression but more than likely not. In my experience if i seen a big female it usually was snagged. The weather forecast for next week will turn the causeway into the main attraction (circus) that it can be sometimes. Game wardens will be watching just like in years past so be weary of what is caught and kept and how it is caught. I hope it is productive like it was last year good luck everyone.
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A lot of concerned discussion bout them dropping the water level there in years past. Was told that is why the nets did'nt go in last year and that no eggs were taken to to stock other lakes. The only fish that legally bite during the spawn will be the jacks. The big females will not feed during spawning. They may hit a bait from aggression but more than likely not. In my experience if i seen a big female it usually was snagged. The weather forecast for next week will turn the causeway into the main attraction (circus) that it can be sometimes. Game wardens will be watching just like in years past so be weary of what is caught and kept and how it is caught. I hope it is productive like it was last year good luck everyone.
well i whve fished the spawn for 30 years... i have caught many females and also snagged a bunch(they were all let go ) but that will happen when you fish the spawn.. my buddy gets them on tiny minnows...
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Yes there were eggs lost last year when the lake was drawn down, but that also happened early in the spawn. A cold snap also happened then pushing the rest of the spawners deeper. They ended up finishing the spawn at a normal pool level and last years spawn was very good again.

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Village Idiot, that was short for were they snaggers. I've hear over the past couple of years where there is a lot of snagging going on off the causeway at night.
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Whaler

thought maybe you were reffering to all that enjoy the opportunity to catch a few walleye in the spring from shore "snaggers" which just isnt the case. I prefer to fish a jig and twister and occasionally throw a stick bait but in either case the fish will bite the bait. No need to snag.
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Does anyone cast crankbaits at night fishing for walleye?
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:12 AM   #18
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Village Idiot, that was short for were they snaggers. I've hear over the past couple of years where there is a lot of snagging going on off the causeway at night.
Alot of snagging does go on at night down there, but alot of fish are honestly caught. As a fellow made in an ealier post, the males will bite during the spawn, but rarely the females. It has also been my experience that the same guys who snag at Milton, are the same ones who snag at Berlin and other places. I am all for a law regarding a ban on treble hooks at all known walleye spawning areas.
I usually use anywhere from an 1/8 ounce to a 1/2 jig (depending on current) and catch plenty of legal fish, mostly males. Did catch a 6lb female below the berlin spillway last year, but threw her back, she was full of eggs.
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