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  1. Frustrating river trip

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    June 11th. I picked up my grandson around 07:00, and headed to get gas for the boat motor. Then we were off to the boat ramp at the Cincinnati public Landing. We had to clear a mess of logs that city did not clean up at all. I tried to net some shad there, but had no luck. We got the boat...
  2. !st. boat trip on the river in 2020

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I intend to get my boat on the river tomorrow for some catfishing. I will be picking up my grandson as we head to get gas for the boat. The plan is to launch from the Cincinnati Public ramp. Hopefully there will be some shad there that I can net, I will have a lot of my other back up baits...
  3. I tried!

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    November the 25th. It was a bright sunny day so I decided to wet a line. A person told me about catching fish at a local Kentucky lake with wax worms this past weekend. That lake is where I went; I stopped for the wax worms at the store the person suggested. I checked out their bait, all the...
  4. Nov10th & 11th UPDATE

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Nov.10th It was a warm day so my wife & I went fishing. We got to the lake around noon time. There was a strong wind blowing that made watching the bobbers hard to tell soft bites. Stayed there and hour so moved a spot to get out of the wind. No bite there either, so we drove over to...
  5. No bites again!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    10-28-Trip: I left home with my boat and headed to the river around 10:10. I started late due to the heavy fog in the area. Had the boat on the water by 10:40, headed over to the Licking River. Was told the shad were there so I gave it a shot. The shad were not on the surface but 15 ft...
  6. SKUNKED no bites at all!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    10-13: 10:50 I picked up my grandson for a trip with the boat on the river. The reason for the late start was due to very cold morning. I did get some fresh creek chubs this time. WE got the boat in the river and headed down river at 11:20. There was already a very strong up river wind that...
  7. One cat in the boat this trip.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Aug 24th. I left home around 07:15; I then stopped to get the creek chubs. Once again, the minnow trap was empty to my disappointment. I was really looking forward to having a load of fresh live bait for this trip. So I was forced to use my mixed bag of back up baits once more. I got gas...
  8. Not skunked this time!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 29th. I left the house around 07:25 to go get my minnow trap. I was disappointed that there were only 7 creek chubs in the trap. Then I was off to the ramp at the Cincinnati Public Landing; to launch my boat. There was an up river wind that made launching my boat harder than normal...
  9. Mark"s "trolling for catfish" talk

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Finally we got set up to listen to Marks presentation around 5:30. His talk was about “TROLLING FOR CATFISH”, which is an up and coming way to catfish on the tournament trail. The big advantage of this style of fishing is you are covering such a wide area of water with your baits. It is good...
  10. Lawrenceburg fishing show

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    January 19th. My grandson and I went to the fishing sport show at Lawrenceburg IN. We meet up with Mark Blauvelt and Vince Nadosky both catfishing experts. Mark was going to give a talk about catfishing, that was the main reason we attended the show. I asked about catfishing in Eastern...
  11. My catfishing plan for 2019

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    My 2019 Catfishing Plan I hope to be able to use my boat to go catifishing more in 2019 than I have the past two years. Right now the Ohio River is non fish able again, as it has been too many times in 2018. Should the Ohio repeat the conditions again this season than I will become a lake...
  12. My summary for 2018

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR! My fishing season started February 25th., and ended October 27th..I had hoped to get a lot of catfishing out of my boat on the Ohio River this season. The river was up & down with fast current all this year.<BR> My first trip in my boat did not happen...
  13. season coming to an end??

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    With the Ohio River back up to 35 ft. I doubt I will be able to get my boat out for anymore trips for this year. I will out of town visiting family from mid November for a week. So by the time I get back the winter weather will showing up. I may still get some bank fishing in if the river...
  14. Tried another NKY. lake

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    10-5. I picked up my grandson to do some catfishing at a local small lake around 11:00 We stopped to get some night crawlers on the way to the lake..got our lines in the water at 11:50. At 12:00 we started getting some bluegills for bait for our catfish rods. 12:50 my grandson caught a 9 inch...
  15. Hope to get the boat back on the river.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I will be getting a hitch installed on my car this week. If the river is in shape then I will once again be able to use my boat for catfishing. Hopefully I will be able to get caught up with a lot of trips on the river in the remaining weeks of this season. I know the month of September was...
  16. River being messed up again.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Well with all the heavy rains along the Ohio Valley the Ohio River will be unfishable for at least the next week. Once again my plans for getting some catfishing on the river have been shot. It now looks like if the temperature I will be fishing some small local fishing lakes. I just hope they...
  17. A.J.Jolly Lake trip.

    Fishing Reports - Out of State
    August 31st. I finally convinced my brother to try fishing in a local lake due to his health problem. I picked him up around 07:30 and headed for the lake which took some time to get there. We drove right up to the handicap dock and he was able to use his walker without any trouble to the dock...
  18. No bites just taps

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 26th. My grandson and I headed for the Cincinnati Public Landing ramp around 07:30. We stopped off to get gas for the boat motor, then to the ramp. I netted one small shad at the ramp so we did have one fresh bait fish. Our lines were in the river at 08:30 by the Ky. pier of the Central...
  19. At least my brother caught a fish.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 20th. I picked up my brother around 09:30 for some catfishing on the Ohio River. We started putting our lines in the water around 10:20. There was a refreshing down river breeze and fast current at our spot. At 10:45 my brother hooked into a fish, it was a Sheep Head Perch (drum). It...
  20. No action this time!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    July 13th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 for a trip on the river in my boat. It was a bright sunny morning, with a upriver slight breeze. The river was clear but water was 82 degrees with a slow current. I tried to net some shad but had no luck so had to depend on some thawed out skip jack...
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