Yaaaaa,,, Nice night, Nice story!
The Better-half and I had to go somewhere last eve.
We headed in the opposite direction from you guys, and ended up at New Brighton Pa, Beaver River/ Ohio River dam.
Man, I love that place,,, NICE EVERYTHING!
(Wife'eee had the camera,,, But didn't take any pics!
I always try to give 'kudo's' to Pa/ New Brighton for the way that they built that park,,, keeping the outdoorsman family in mind.
Good parking, pavilions on the waters edge, picnic tables, wheelchair ramp down to the water, 50yd fishing pad with hand rails & OUT-HOUSES!
IF they had more room,,, I'd WISH for a rebuit/safer/ better boat launch.
There were about 20 men, woman & kids bank fishing. 4 boats out in the middle.
A 'Courier & Ives' portrait!
We seen 5 or 6 fisherman walking around on the rocks below the dam, out in the middle of the river.
You can launch a small boat, canoe, raft or innertube, and paddle out to those rocks and have ALL KINDS OF ACCESS to the fast water, backwash, deep holes! It's a RIVER FISHING DREAM!
2 (everyday) locals were doing their thing catching 'whites' with just about every cast. A coupla old timers were at the rail casting twisters,,, I seen them land a sauger or 2, & some cats.
There were about 4 bobber throwers looking for crappies in the backwash,,,
The river channel cats are hittin' good!
One guy had a secret weapon bait,,, SALAMI!!! (when everything else FAILS,,, TRY IT! LMAO!)
I caught a 3# cat and the wife almost landed a 5# carp.
MAN is it tough to land a 5# carp when it is in the fast turbulent water bellow a gait!
She Pert-near broke the pole in two! (DO NOT put the end of the pole down on the rail when your hand starts to cramp up!!!
She had a BALL!
Like UFM82 SAID,,, "IT SURE WAS A BEAUTIFULL NIGHT ON THE BIG O"