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  1. Another frustrating trip

    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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. Checked out a weigh in.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    This past Saturday I went to the weigh in of local catfish tournament. It was a very cold and windy day for those folks fishing on the river. There were more boat entered than I had expected to see. They all had catfish to weigh in at the end of the day. I talked and listened in to what they...
  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. A nice trip this time.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Oct 10th Trip: I left home around 07:35 with my boat. Stopped off to check m y minnow trap for creek chubs. I found that it was moved to a different angle from where I placed it. I suspect someone dumped out the chubs for there was no bait or chubs when I pulled it out! Then off to get gas...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Another strange trip

    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...
  11. Not sure where to fish

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    July 16th. I picked up my brother at 06:00 and drove to the river. We started getting our 5 rods in the water at 06:30. The river was clear and a slow current, we had hoped for some action. We had thawed small skipjack, shad, chicken liver and seasoned chicken breast, plus 2 decent size fresh...
  12. Drift fishing lesson

    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. Tried ONE more time!

    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...
  14. 2 trips one fish!

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    November 2nd. I picked up my brother around 09:30 and headed for the river. River was not too muddy and had a fast current. Both of us got taps right around 11:30, cleaned off my chicken liver. Then at 11: 55 I got another tap, and my brother had another tap later. We called it a day 14:00...
  15. 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...
  16. Wanted a catfish but "A fish is a fish"

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 8th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 and headed for the Ohio River. We got the boat launched at Schmidt’s Ramp at 08:45, and motored up river. Our 4 lines were in the water at 09:00, clear sky and slow current. We fished the first spot for around 30 minutes for we had marked fish at...
  17. One small Flathead this trip

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    August 5th. I picked up my brother at 07:45 for a bank catfishing trip to the Ohio River. It was a perfect day for fishing bright sun but mild temperature. The river was still muddy with slow current. We got 5 rod in the water by 08:45.with all kinds of bait: such as fresh skipjack, shad...
  18. 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...
  19. Shake down trip with my boat

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    June 8th Update 09:20 I picked up my grandson and got some gas then headed for the river and the first trip in the boat for this year. We finally got the boat in the water around 10:15. I headed the boat down river stronger current than I had expected. I stopped the boat at a creek mouth to...
  20. Last bank fishing for this year.

    Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I got my fish boat winterized no more boat fishing the till next Spring. My brother and I did have our last bank fishing trip yesterday, and here are the details. Nov 18th. My brother and I took advantage of the last warm day of this year to do some catfishing from the dock. We got our lines in...
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