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  1. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    October 28th.I finally decided to take my boat for another trip. Looked like the last nice day for this week. I left home around11:50 and drove straight to the ramp. I got the boat in the river at 12:35 and headed up river to get fresh bait. On my second cast I had a loaded net with gizzard...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    This summer we are going have the 17 year Locus swarming. I know they are great bait for bluegills, just wondering if they are good catfish bait in a river. Can they be frozen then thawed out and stay on a hook? Thanks in advance for any information.
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Normally catfishing from September to the end of October is the best time on the Ohio River. The river is clear, stable and the temperature is mild. NOT this year for the month of September has been very hot with heat index in the high 90’s. Then when it was not hot the rains pushed the river to...
  9. 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...
  10. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    The Ohio River is still around 40 feet, muddy and fast current. Just about the time it is due to be fishable the rains are moving in to jack it back up. I have no real idea when I will be back on the river; or even fishing. For now everything is day to day, until things settle down for me. I...
  11. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    July 26th. I picked up my grandson for a catfishing trip in my boat at 08:00. We got the boat in the river 08:45, but I noticed water coming in the back of the boat! So I had to get the boat back on to the trailer as quickly as possible before the water shorted out the batteries. We got the boat...
  12. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Well I have been catfishing twice in the past week. Here is the report of July 5th. when my grandson and I were invited to learn about drift fishing from my friend Mark. July 5th. Met Mark at 06:00 then we all headed for a local lake for a drift fishing lesson. Around 06:40 we had the boat on...
  13. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    May 15th. I checked out Schmidt’s ramp again. The small dock is in again. The big dock will NOT be put in until the river gets around pool stage for a week. That is what the guy who takes care of the ramp told me. The Ohio River will be up around 35 feet this Friday and Saturday here at...
  14. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    My brother and I agreed that we will be fishing at different spot from the bank next season. A lot will depend on how well he can walk. We have scouted out a number of places on the Ohio side of the river. That he might be able to get down to the bank. All of that depends on my brother’s and...
  15. 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...
  16. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Sept 25th: I picked up my brother around 08:00 and headed for our spot on the Ohio River. We had our lines in the water by around 09:00. The river was in great shape, clear; with a slow current. 2 big sail boats were now docked so our fishing area was greatly restricted. There was a nice up...
  17. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 25th. Update I left the house around 07:30 heading to the West side of Cincinnati with my boat. I had been eager to go back to the spot where the guide had taken us on the 13th. I got the boat down the steep ramp at the marina found the water was very shallow, so I was very careful...
  18. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 13 th. Since my brother had not caught a fish and his health is a problem, he decided to hire a guide for a trip. We meet the guide at 06:00 in the morning with his and my help my brother was able to get into the boat. The guide provided the bait and my rods. My brother insisted on...
  19. 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...
  20. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Today I tried to put in at SCHMIDT'S,THERE IS SOME TYPE OF PIPE construction going on has the ramp shut down!! So I drove over to the West side park ramp, The dock is UNDER WATER so with river going up it will be awhile till that gets fixed. The Public Landing is unusable once the river...
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