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im heading to ironton tonight for some fishing. has anyone had luck with crappies by the farm on blackhoof?

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I fished Feigh pit on opener and did quite well in 50 feet of water with fish suspended at 20' off the shoreline. I targeted a submerged shaft and went off that. Was using barbless hook with a slip bobber, 50 fish were caught average of 10" ended up with 5 at 14,13,13.5,12.

Im heading up this weekend and doing the same

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trout or crappies??? i will be out there again this weekend also, most likely sunday fishing trout. what day do you plan on being there? we always use powerbait and it seems to catch some bigger fish than other methods. Opening weekend between 5 of us we caught a 16,15,15,14,14.5, and alot in the 12 to 13 inch range.

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Trout, I have only found crappies on the last pit in the chain, in a submerged forest theres an island off to the side and someone has a doublewide on it with a pontoon. Have you caughten crappie on Feigh? I plan on being there everyday, i have a place on blackhoof. I fish out of a 18' Starcraft with 90 honda on it. Are you talking like the trout candy for powerbait.

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i use the jars of powerbait dough(orange seems to be the best) for trout, the just use a small ball put on a small hook and a midsize split shot about 2ft up from the hook. then cast out, drink a beer or something and wait for a tap on the end of the rod. As for crappies I dont know exactly what pit feigh is, I know it is part of the penington chain. But i know a spot on portsmouth can can produse at times and another spot on one other pit that is really good but havent checked it yet this year. Are you over by the landing or by the farm on blackhoof. I do alot of fishing right down the hill on huntington on that side.

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5 of us we caught a 16,15,15,14,14.5,

Those are really nice mine pit trout. Most of the time it's those 12"ers, but they taste good too. I don't even know if I'm going to get up there this year. I love that area. My buddies dad grew up and moved back to Deerwood. Any ways, congrats on the good catch.

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thanks, now for the tough question. I go snorkling up there all the time and see huge smallies but when I fish the areas I see them in I can't get them to bite. Any ideas???

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Sure - I've caught some pit smallies, but not huge numbers. One here one there deal.

Small bitzy bug jigs with a craw type trailer

Tubes on a jig


Deep diving crankbaits

Haven't tried but wanted to drop shot


Spinnerbaits (if cloudy)

T-rigged worms

Pretty much anything, but gotta be stealthy and make long accurate casts then let it sink since it's so deep. There's some big ol pike in there too.

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every one talks about the pike in the pits... I have been fishing up there for years and years and never seen one come out of there. are they stocked in a few specific lakes? I sure would like to pull a state record out of one of these lakes.

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They are in most pits if not all.They were stocked years ago and they are huge.And I have seen plenty snorkling and fishing.

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