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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Oct 10th. I got started late for today’s fishing. I netted a decent size gizzard shad at the ramp before I launched my boat. Morning was sunny, cool with a down river breeze. I headed up river to a deep section at 0915. I had my 3 rods in the water at 09:45.and finally had some current in...
  6. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Oct 5th I netted 1 large & 1 small gizzard shad at the ramp before I put the boat in the river. There was very little current and sunny, water temp was 74 degrees. I headed the boat down river at 08:30, slight down river breeze. I had 3 rods in the water at my 1st spot at 08:50. No action o...
  7. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    I had a good day at last on the river. Trip started out well with netting 3 small shad and 1 8 inch Skipjack for fresh bait. I had a number of bites which was different from my last 4 trips. I did try drift fishing, but no bites. I finally boated, 2 channel cats, one 3 pounds 3 ounces, the...
  8. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Aug. 22nd. I went in my boat tried to net some shad at 4 different spots as I worked my way down river. I was checking for catfish with my fish finder, when I did spot a group of them I then tried to drift fish. It seemed like I was not moving at all so I started using my trolling for the...
  9. 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...
  10. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Last week the anchor was not grabbing right. SO this past Monday night I did find a 3 ft. section of chain and about 30 ft of rope, so last evening when it cooled of a little I added those on to my anchor set up I believed I had the problem solved. Tuesday morning my grandson and I got to...
  11. 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...
  12. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    A friend offered me some frozen bait today. He was getting things cleared away for getting some new bait very soon. So now my brother & I have around a dozen nice size Shad and one decent size Skipjack. That will at least give us something to start with. Hopefully I will be getting some...
  13. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    March 30th. Update: I picked up my brother at 09:30 and headed for the Ohio River. We were fishing from the bank on the Kentucky side down river from Cincinnati for catfish. The river was muddy with a strong current; a stiff cool breeze was blowing out of the east. We had four lines in...
  14. Ohio River Fishing Reports
    Back in the 50’s when I was a kid my dad took me catfishing from the bank. He only had beef melt that my uncle got for us. In those days it seemed the butcher shops were able to get it easily. Now days it is hard to find it in the greater Cincinnati area. Since I had to depend on my...
  15. 8.5 Channel 8-17

    This was my last fish for the night boated at 03:45 in the morning. I was geeting a little chilled by that time,so I put on the plastic poncho. All the fish were caught useing cut shad during this trip.a
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