Re: picked up two decent hybrids today
sorry for the late response, was away for the holiday on a Striper fishing trip at Raystown Lake.
I was fishing at New Martinsville, WV when I got the 7.5 pounder and the 10 pounder, I seen a fellow catch and 11.2 pounder a few days after I caught my fish.
I am using 10lb. cabelas mono line.
I must say that my last trip to New Martinsville,WV was not a very good one, I seen something very disturbing, there were numerous "fisherman" (as they call themselves) casting 2-4 oz. lead spoons loaded with large treble hooks and 60 to 80lb superlines up into the fast current just below the dams, they let the spoon settle to the bottom then they start ripping the spoon across the bottom, what they are doing is snagging, sometimes they snag large hybrids, sometimes they snag carp or drum, but thier ultimate goal is to sink the treble hooks into a really large catfish, which I am told they do catch fairly often.
I for one am sickened by this method of "fishing" this in my opinion is not fishing at all. after witnessing a half dozen 8 to 10 pound hybrids snagged in the side and ripped open by these large treble hooks I couldnt take any more and I voiced my opinion to those involved and contacted the WV DNR. As far as I know nothing has been done at this point to stop the snagging, since te guys are using a "legitiment lure"
I welcome anyone who reads this to head down to the Hannibal Tailrace in New Martinsville,WV to witness these so called fisherman who pride themselves in snagging. If you are a true fisherman as I am it will make you sick! Let them know what you think, PLEASE!