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  1. 2 bites that was it

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    July 14th. I left my house around 06:00, stopped off to pick up my minnow trap. It contained more than a dozen nice size creek chubs. Next I had to fill up the gas tank for the motor. I got my boat on Ohio River at 07:05. I headed straight down river to a spot that I was told held lots of...
  2. Some action at last.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 9th. I picked up my grandson around 07:45 and headed for the West side of Cincinnati to launch the boat. We got the boat in the river around 08:20 and headed down river. I tried to net some shad, but had no luck. I had spotted a friend that was fishing in the area, he wave us up to his...
  3. Catfish trip July 7th.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Here is my report of the fishing trip of July 7th, July 7th. My brother and I met with a catfish guide at 06:00at the ramp. We were on the water at 06:20 heading to get fresh shad for bait. 07:00 we had our 8 rods in the water. My brother brought his own 4 rods and some frozen skipjack that he...
  4. 3 trips NOT SKUNKED!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Well I finally caught some catfish last week! I got out in my boat on the 19th., and fished the downtown section of the Ohio River. That was the first time I fished that area all year. I fished from 10:30 till 13:30, fished three different spots. The first two I never even got a tap. There was...
  5. At least 1 catfish this trip

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    September 18th. I picked up my brother from the nursing home around 08:00 to head for the Ohio River. We got our lines in the river around 08:50. The river was clear with a slow current, and a slight ripple on the water. At 08:55 I got a slight tap on one of my rods that was baited with a...
  6. Brother got the bragging rights.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    September 11, 2017 I picked up my brother for some catfishing on the river at around 08:00. We got our lines in the river at 08,45 there was a cool wind and hazy sunshine. 09:05 I got a tap on shad oil soaked chicken breast, 0915 another tap same bait. 09:30 my brother hooked a small channel...
  7. 1st cat of the year!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    July 15th. Update: I picked up my brother at 08:00 and drove to our spot on the river for some catfishing. We got our four lines in water at 08:45, some current and river was slightly muddy. A friend of ours that also fishes there gave us about 18 fresh Gizzard Shad before he left for the day. I...
  8. looking for the hot hole

    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
  9. Not a very good year.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I just finished up a brief overview of this past year's catfishing experiences. Here is a summary of MY 2016 catfishing season. The first time out was May 27th, the last trip was November 18th. I went on 25 combined bank and boat trips. I had a grand total of 14 catfish and my grandson boated...
  10. NOT skunked this trip

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I netted 1 small skipjack and 2 small suckers at the ramp this morning. Motor fired up on first try at last. Headed down river at 08:00, bright sunny morning light breeze water around 80 degrees. No bites at first spot, so I tried drift fishing again. First pass no bites, second pass 2 rods...
  11. Frustrating catfishing season

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I am starting to pack up my fishing gear for this year. Right now I am hoping to get my boat in a barn for the winter time. No more trips with it this year. I will be bank fishing with my brother when it is decent weather. This has been my worst year of fishing since I had a boat. I was...