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  1. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    June 22nd. I finally got my boat on the Ohio River for the first time this season! The river had been down however the heat indexes were over 100 degrees the past 4 days. I picked up my grandson around 08:00, then headed to get gas for the boat motor. We then took off for the ramp to do some...
  2. Southeast Ohio Fishing Reports
    April 22nd. My grandson and I headed for our local lake for some catfishing since the Ohio River is still too high to fish. We got our lines in the water around 13:30, a few minutes later my grandson caught a nice Bluegill. I felt that we were in for some action for a change. A guy to our...
  3. Fishing Reports - Out of State
    I am back from my Florida fishing trip. The motel we stayed at was a good set up for us. They had a small dock that was off the intercostals water way for us to fish if we wanted. My friend is a pier fishermen fan so we did go to 2 different piers in two days. It is a very different way of...
  4. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Since my brother and I realized it was going to be the last nice day for catfishing this year we decided to give it one more try. I picked him up at 11:00 and headed for the Ohio River. It was cooler than I expected but the river was in good shape for fishing so we expected some action. We...
  5. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    This was not a great year for catfishing on the river. This Spring time I had many things going on I really did not get on the river till late June. I tried a number of new spots with not much in the way of hooking fish. My grandson was helping me with boat this year and did better than me when...
  6. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 1st. Since the Ohio River was high and muddy I picked up my grandson for some bluegill fishing. Stopped for some lunch then got our bait at the mom & pop bait shop. We got to the lake at around 12:45; my grandson had 5 bluegills before I even got my line in the water. The fish were in...
  7. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Yesterday my grandson & daughter and I went catfishing in my boat. My granddaughter had the best bite of the day, a small catfish was hanging on to the bait right up to the boat. Just as I was getting the net ready the fish left go of the bait and got away! The rest of the day we had bites and...
  8. Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    I am hoping to go night fishing this Saturday either Acton or Caesars Creek. I have a boat and green lights. I would like to try and do a little fishing for both cats and crappie. Anyone have any tips or suggestions? I know it's two different types of fishing but thought I might be able to...
  9. Lake Erie General Discussions
    Hey fellas...does anyone know where the infamous "hot hole" is on lake erie suppose to be really really good fishing for catfish....only thing I have to go on is that a DTE power plant is located right there on the body of water where the cats are located...need help finding it...thanks
  10. Southwest Ohio Fishing Reports
    Yesterday I checked out a spot on a nearby creek for Creek Chubs. The water was finally cleared up some so I did see it was a deep hole. A friend of mine had told me the chubs are bigger there. I was too high up on the bank to spot any chubs. I did go just downstream from pool and did see...
  11. Catfish Discussion
    i have never really fished for catfish. I want to put a lot of time into catching them this year. I just got a okuma baitfeeder. Need to pair it with a rod and was looking at ugly stick cat rod or Berkeley big. I would like to stick around $50 but willing to explore other options. Then I would...
  12. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    November 11th. I got to the ramp at 10:00, tried to net some bait but nothing was there. Motor finally kicked over and on the river at 10:15. There was a down river wind and current, water temp was 59 degrees. I headed up river to the deep water for my first spot. Had 2 rods our dead line...
  13. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    November 4th. I picked up my brother at 09:15 and headed to the river. The clouds rolled in and the upriver wind was cooling thing off, there was some current. 09:40 my brother was getting taps on his 2 rods none on my rods. The fish were pecking away on his strawberry seasoned chicken breast. I...
  14. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    10-14 My other and I went catfishing on a friend of ours boat. We were on the river at 7:00 with plenty of fresh live gizzard shad. A slight down river breeze and cool temperatures, NO current again. We fished several spots from above and below Cincinnati. We had a number of soft bites...
  15. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Oct.8th my brother and I went catfishing west of Cincinnati. There was a strong wind that had the river churned up with white caps. We had 4 rods out and a mixture of baits to entice the fish. My brother had the only bite which resulted with a very small Blue cat being hooked. We packed it...
  16. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    9-15: My brother and I fished from the bank, four rods in the river. Preface day sunny and mild little current. We fished for 3 hours, had fresh skipjack and other baits, my brother had a light tap that was it! 918: Went out in my boat with my grandson on the Ohio River. At 08:00 on the...
  17. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Picked up my brother for some bank fishing for catfish at 07:00; then headed for the Ohio River. We got our lines in the river around 07:30. River was very clear little current, and cloud cover kept the sun from heating thing up. There was a light up river breeze that helped cooling thing off...
  18. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Me and my brother gave it another try at his bank fishing spot. We had our lines in the river at 08:00. River was still a little muddy and some current, it was getting hot when the sun was out. There were four rods out with 4 different types of bait. In two and half hours we got ONLY two taps...
  19. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I took my shake down trip yesterday on the Ohio River. My grandson & I spent about 4 hours catfishing since it was a nice temperature for being on the river. Boat worked fine, fishing was terrible, 1 bite and 2 taps was IT! We had 4 lines in the water, several different baits. My grandson did...
  20. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I finally took the tarp off my boat today. Put the muffs on the boat motor and got it to fire up o.k. Now it is just waiting for the Ohio River to get down to around 28ft. to put the boat on the water for some catfishing. Forecast calls for possible shower from tomorrow all the way till next...
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