Week of March 22nd, 2015
Sol Curtis got back out on 3-29-15 and caught 3 fish over 3 pounds – things are picking up! Here is his biggest of the day, a 4 pounder.
Sol Curtis connected with this toad on 3-28-15. He’s hunting for another 10 pounder this season!
Corn Harris scored big with this AEP giant that he took on March 25th. Check out how pale she is. You can tell she’s been living deep all winter. If you’re looking for a guided trip, Corn will be happy to take you. Learn more at https://www.hockinghillsadventuretrek.com/ohio-belly-boat-fishing.html
Phillip Childress whacked this AEP brute on March 25th while deep cranking
Week of March 15h, 2015
It’s on! Greg Norris Sr. popped this double at AEP on March 21st
Sol Curtis is on the board at the AEP lands with the post-ice-out largemouth he caught on March 20th
Jim Pyles struck first at AEP lands in 2015 with this 4lb 10oz pig he took with half the pond still covered in ice!
Week of November 3rd
Aaron Duemmel whacked this giant AEP bass on November 6th! Way to go man
Week of October 20th
Uh oh. Looks like the cold night air has the big girls feeding heavily. Here’s Sol Curtis, Greg Norris Sr., and Corn Harris with some fall beauties from the past week
Week of October 13th
Here is the most recent AEP report from Corn Harris, who guides for Hocking Hills Adventure Trek: The air is crisp, the trees are showing off their Fall colors, and the bass are biting! Reaction baits were the ticket last weekend at AEP with the windy conditions. We had a couple of days last week where they were knocking the paint off of suspending jerks using a series of slow retrieves and soft jerks. Numbers of bass in the 2 pound range have been landed with this technique, with the largest weighing a little over 4 pounds.
Week of October 6th
If you’re considering a Fall trip to the AEP Lands, the time is now! Here is the most recent AEP report from Corn Harris, who guides for Hocking Hills Adventure Trek: I took this giant on October 3rd at AEP Lands. It weighed 5.4 pounds. They’re starting to turn on on the tube baits . I got a couple of other decent bass in the three pound range and 4 keepers. All fish were caught in about anywhere from 2 to 10 foot of water 5 to 10 yards off the banks using a series of slow retrieves.
Week of September 22nd
Reports are that AEP is pumping out a lot of nice fish, as the chilly nights begin to cool water temperatures and force the fish into feeding mode. Here is Corn Harris with a nice double.
Week of September 15th
Sol Curtis and Aaron Duemmel have found that the bite has really picked up in recent weeks. These fish were caught the week of September 15th
Here is the Hocking Hills Adventure Trek AEP Fishing Report from Corn Harris: Catching lots of fish in the pound to two pound range with an occasional three to four pounder. Bites are coming mostly on a pearl white Zoom Super Fluke while fanning the banks and aggressively using a series of different retrieves – they have just been smashing it! What a blast for this time of year – September can be tough. I’m still having most success in the morning and evenings. Also getting numbers of fish on down sized plastics such as 4 inch tubes and 6 inch worms.
Week of September 1st
Aaron Sikora spent the day at AEP on September 1st, and they caught the heck out of ‘em. Here is a photo he submitted.
Week of August 18th
Corn Harris took Ed Hampton to the AEP lands for a day of bass’n, and the fishing didn’t disappoint. Here is a short report from Corn: AEP lakes have been on fire in the mornings but I haven’t connected with any giants in recent days. We are still catching decent numbers in the 2 to 4 pound range. Most lakes at this point have what I call the “dog days” look – low water levels, stained clarity, thick silk moss pads, and willow bushes lining the banks with preexisting water level marks on them. Fish are usually smashing the banks early in the mornings, chasing bait fish. Later in the day, they are suspending, which can make them really tough to catch.
Week of August 4th
Corn Harris gets back in on the action on August 7th with this pair of solid AEP lunkers
Aaron Duemmel went topwater frog’n, and bagged this solid AEP largemouth on 8-3-14.
Week of July 21st
Who says you can’t catch a giant during the dog days of summer? Check out this 7lb 7oz stud that Mark Sherby caught from AEP on July 22nd!
Week of July 7th
Mark Sherby tagged this AEP toad on July 12th!
The bite is ON at the AEP lands. Sol Curtis, Corn Harris, Shawn Ferguson and Aaron Duemmel smoked ‘em this week. Here are a few of the better fish they caught. Tip – night fishing has been hot!
Week of June 30th
Rodney Miller with an AEP toad he took the week of June 30th!
Week of June 23rd
Greg Norris Jr. made a trip out to AEP on June 26th and landed this 4.7 pounder.
Week of June 16th
Sol Curtis tagged two good fish this week. First is this big headed five pounder that he caught on the 21st
The second was a 5.7 pounder that he caught on June 22nd while working a fluke over a weed bed
Week of June 9, 2014
Corneilus Harris scored this AEP bruiser on June 12th fishing weed beds with a Venom Dream Craw.
Sol Curtis took this spawned-out, but very healthy female at AEP while fishing a fluke over the top of a weed bed on June 9th.
Week of May 26, 2014
Although much of the AEP bass population has wrapped up the spawn, there are still some heavy fish being caught. Here is Aaron Duemmel with an AEP biggun he caught on May 29th.
Week of May 19, 2014
Sol Curtis keeps it roll’n with another AEP post spawner that he took a “selfie” of on May 22nd. This one fell for a Rage Toad!
Kacy Ray with a solid AEP post spawner on May 21st
Sol Curtis with his daughter, who caught this 4.1 pounder on May 20th. It’s almost as big as her!!!
Week of May 12, 2014
Sol Curtis with a solid fish that was the largest of his 30+ fish day at AEP on 5-18
Aaron Sikora with a beautiful 3-12 he caught at AEP on 5-17.
Week of April 21st, 2014
Shawn Ferguson with a nice AEP fish he caught on 4-23
Week of April 14th, 2014
Greg Norris Jr. with a pair of AEP toads that he took on 4-17 and 4-18 with a Berkley Chigger Craw
Sol Curtis with another AEP slaunch he caught on 4-16-14!
Sol Curtis proving that the nastiest of conditions bring out the bigguns. These cold weather pigs fell for the jig on 4-15-14.
Eric Bowman caught this pair of AEP beauties from the float tube on April 14th!
Week of April 7th, 2014
Sol Curtis, rolling solo, at AEP on April 10th. He took this 5.5 pounder while swinging for the fence with a swimbait!
Shawn Ferguson with his first five pounder, which he caught at AEP on April 8th. 5.6lbs!
Greg Norris Jr. took this 5.12 at AEP on April 8th
Week of March 31st, 2014
Corneilus Harris with another stud on 4-6-14
Greg Gohring caught his new personal best at 7lbs on 4-6-14 at AEP
Greg Norris Sr. joins the 2014 AEP 7 pound club with this AEP toad he caught on 4-5-14
Scott Bates took this solid 4.7 on 4-5-14
Greg Gohring with a 6.9 AEP monster on 4-5-14
Corneilus Harris with another AEP donkey, which went 5.4 pounds, on 4-2-14.
Corneilus Harris with the biggest AEP bruiser reported so far this season at 8.1 pounds! Fish was caught on 3-31. Great job Corn.
Week of March 24th, 2014
Jim Pyles with a 7.2 pounder he caught on 3-30-14. The fish was enough to win the 2014 AEP Championship he fished with his friends.
Greg Norris Jr. with a new personal best from AEP – 7.15 lbs
Nathaniel Harris throws his name into the AEP hat with this stud he caught on 3-29-14!
Mike Crenshaw and his AEP toad from 3-29-14
Greg Gohring with a 6 pound AEP beauty on 3-29-14
Danny Gatrell with a solid AEP greenfish on 3-28-14
Sol Curtis keeps it rolling with this 7.12 AEP sowbelly that he caught on 3-28. How about the mouth on that thing?
Sol Curtis with a 5.7 pounder that feel for a T-Rigged Pit Boss on 3-24
Week of March 17th, 2014
Sol Curtis with a 6.7 pound AEP lunker on March 23rd
Week of March 10th, 2014
Mark Sherby with a couple of AEP brutes on March 15th
Sol Curtis on March 16th
Sol Curtis took his first AEP monster of the season on March 14th with this beautiful 6lb 14oz largemouth.
Week of March 3rd, 2014
Sherby and Purvis strike first in 2014! AEP regular Mark Sherby and his nephew Carter Purvis drove around the AEP ReCreation Land on March 8th for a couple of hours in search of soft water to fish. After looking at 12-15 solidly frozen ponds, they finally found one with no ice at all. Although Sherby didn’t catch a fish, 11 year old Purvis caught a couple of real nice ones. Way to go Carter!
The AEP Experiment by Sol Curtis
Week of January 5th
Eric Bowman didn’t let the ice stop him from getting into a mess of bluegills and one awesome AEP winter kicker bass through the ice on January 9th
Week of December 23rd
Sol Curtis with a 4.1 pounder he caught on December 27th
Week of December 16th
Corn Harris does it again! Taken from AEP on 12-22-13. Dude is DIE HARD
Greg Norris Jr. also got into the action on the 22nd with this AEP dandy.
Week of November 18th
Corneilus Harris with a late November AEP toad that went 5.6 pounds on November 21st
Week of November 11th
November 11th Sol Curtis AEP
Week of October 28th
Sol Curtis with two great days of AEP fishing on 11-1 and 11-2
Week of October 21st
Greg Norris Sr. with a couple of AEP studs caught on 10-26-13
Sol Curtis with a pair of AEP toads, part of a 30 fish day on 10-26-13
Week of October 14th
Sol Curtis with a nice AEP fish he caught on October 15th!
Week of September 23rd
Aaron Duemmel on September 28th
Greg Norris Jr. caught this dandy largemouth on September 26th at AEP
Aaron Duemmel hit the jackpot on September 23rd with this massive AEP largemouth
Week of September 16th
Sol Curtis with an AEP largemouth on September 22nd
Week of September 9th
Corn Harris with a 6.7 pound AEP BRUTE he caught on September 12th
Week of September 2nd
Aaron Duemmel with a solid late Summer AEP pig on September 5th
Week of August 26th
Sol Curtis on August 29th
Week of August 19th
BOOOOM! Sol Curtis with a 7.1 AEP DONKEY he caught on 8-25-13. Way to go man!
Sol Curtis keeps it rolling with this dandy AEP largemouth he caught on August 22nd
Week of August 12th
Sol Curtis with two nice AEP largemouth which he caught on August 13th and 15th
Week of August 5th
Mark Sherby with a 5lb 12oz AEP toad he boated on August 11th
Week of July 29th
Sol Curtis with another AEP pig he caught on August 4th
Week of July 22nd
Sol Curtis keeps his streak going with a solid AEP largemouth that fell for a fluke on 7-28-13
Aaron Duemmel with a biggun he caught on 7-25-13
Sol Curtis posing with an AEP donkey from 7-25-13
Week of July 15th
Aaron Duemmel with an AEP NIGHT TOAD he caught on 7-20-13
The night bite is on! Sol Curtis with an AEP nighttime toad from 7-17-13
Week of July 8th
Aaron Duemmel with a solid AEP bass he caught on 7-15-13
Week of July 1st
Corn Harris with a 5-1 toad from 7-4-13
Sol Harris with a nice 4th of July AEP bass
Aaron Duemmel with a NICE AEP toad he got on July 4th
Week of June 24th
Sol Curtis with a 4.1, 4.12 and a 4.5 that he caught at AEP on June 29th
Week of June 10th
Baby Shawn and his biggest bass to date, which he caught at AEP on June 16th
Scott Bates with his personal best bass, taken from AEP on June 16th
Sol Curtis with a fat AEP lunker he caught on June 15th
Week of June 3rd
Marty Kelly with a solid float tube AEP fish he caught on June 6th
Heath Curry with an AEP TOAD he caught on 6-5-13
Week of May 27th
Corneilus Harris hung this AEP TOAD on May 29th
Week of May 20th
Sol Curtis with a pair of AEP pigs, caught on May 23rd and May 24th
Week of May 13th
Aaron Sikora with a solid 4.89 pound fish he caught at AEP on May 18th
Sol Curtis with a pair of AEP topwater largemouth he caught on May 16th and 17th
Week of May 6th
Sol Curtis with an AEP bruiser that he caught swimming a fluke on 5-10-13
Week of April 29th
Rodney Miller caught this beautiful AEP toad on 5-5-13. The fish weighed 6.4 pounds.
Scott Dillion with a 5.11 pound AEP largemouth he landed on 5-5-13
Sol Curtis with a 6 pound postspawn AEP giant, which he caught on 5-5-13
Sol Curtis and Greg Norris Jr. crushed them on May 1st. No giants, but a TON of quality! Way to go fellas
Week of April 22nd
Corneilus Harris caught this pair of MULES on April 28 th at AEP. What a day!
Friday the 26th was a big day for the AEP crew. Sol Curtis got this pair of toads.
And Greg Norris Jr. took this giant female that looks like it was ready to burst! The fish was over 7 pounds.
And another view…
Week of April 15thRicky Staley with an awesome 6lber taken from AEP on 4-20-13
“Fast Pete” with a nice largemouth he caught at AEP on 4-16-13
Week of April 8thKelly Ray with a FAT 3 pounder, taken on 4-14-13 Aaron Duemmel with a solid AEP bass, which he caught on 4-13-13 Greg Norris Sr. took this fatty on 4-13-13 from AEP. Blake Goines with his personal-best largemouth, a 5.9 pounder, taken from AEP on April 9th.
Week of April 1stGreg Norris Sr. took this solid 4lber on April 7th, fishing a very remote AEP pond, which was protected by thick sticker bushes and steep cliffs – these guys are determined! Sol Curtis and Greg Norris Jr. had a heck of a day on April 4th at AEP. They had 11 fish total, with 5 fish over 3lbs, and 3 over 4lbs. All fish were taken on jigs. They focused on one small pond. Check ‘em out! Nick Wood with his personal-best largemouth from AEP Conesville, caught on April 3rd. The fish weighed 5.5 pounds. Corneilus Harris kept his big bass streak going on Tuesday April 2nd at AEP with this monster. Greg Norris Junior with a nice AEP largemouth he caught on 4-1-13. Aaron Duemmel took this nice 3.5 pounder on a BPS Texas rigged tube.
Week of March 25thCorneilus Harris popped this 6.11 pound SLOTH on March 29th, on his trusty Venom Lures tube. This 5.5 pounder was taken on March 28th by Sol Curtis on a jig and pig combo from the AEP lands. Aaron Duemmel caught this giant March 27th at AEP on a Texas rigged BPS tube, in purple. Corneilus Harris continued his hot streak on March 25th with a 6.8, 6.5 and 5.4 all in one day. Fish were taken on a Venom Lures tube, rigged Texas style.
And Greg Norris Sr. landed this solid 5.3. Check out the head on that thing!
Week of March 18th
If your goal is to land a bass over six pounds from public water this spring, your best best is AEP. Here are some more AEP studs that were caught this week:
Corneilus Harris, double fisting with a 5.3 and a 4 and change. Both fish taken on Venom soft plastics, Texas rigged.
And Greg Norris Jr. took this colorful 5 pounder on Monday the 18th from a remote pond on a Texas rigged Chigger Craw.
Week of March 11th
Water temperatures are still barely above the freezing point, but the big bass bite at the AEP ReCreation Lands is HOT. Here are some fish that were taken this week:
Corneilus Harris with a 7.18 pound mule, taken on a Venom Lures Better Beaver. Caught on March 17th.
Greg Norris Jr. with a 5-10, which he caught dragging a flat with a Texas rigged baby brush hog on March 17th.
Corneilus Harris with a 6.8 pound slaunch, taken on a Texas rigged tube. Caught on March 12th
Greg Norris Jr. with a fat AEP bass, also taken on a Texas rigged tube. Caught on March 12th.
Greg lost an absolute GIANT that day. According to Sol Curtis, Greg hooked the fish off of the end of a beaver hut. It immediately began pulling drag, and everyone present knew it was a special fish. The beast rolled near the surface and presented a clear view of the its broadside – it was 9 or 10 pounds according to Sol. Greg worked the fish to within 5 feet of the shoreline, when suddenly it came unbuttoned. As the fish wallowed near the surface, attempting to gain its bearings, Greg instinctively jumped in the frigid water after the fish, only to have it slip from his fingertips. The depth of the water was above Greg’s waste, so needless to say, he had a cold walk back to the truck! But definite props for the determination to land a potential Ohio public-water ten pounder.Week of February 18th Here in Ohio, the ice is receding, and bites from big largemouth are there for the taking for those anglers who are able to remain mentally tough. Mark Sherby and Aaron Sikora got on these big fish at AEP on February 23rd. I’ve also received AEP reports from Sol Curtis, Greg Norris Jr., and Corneilus Harris. Last weekend the bite was strong, despite the tough conditions, and they caught a couple of nice ones.So don’t let the cold weather stop you from hitting the water this week. If you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded.