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  1. 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...
  2. No bites again!

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    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...
  3. One cat in the boat this trip.

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    Aug 24th. I left home around 07:15; I then stopped to get the creek chubs. Once again, the minnow trap was empty to my disappointment. I was really looking forward to having a load of fresh live bait for this trip. So I was forced to use my mixed bag of back up baits once more. I got gas...
  4. At least my brother caught a fish.

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    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...
  5. Not sure where to fish

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    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...
  6. No action this time!

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    July 13th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 for a trip on the river in my boat. It was a bright sunny morning, with a upriver slight breeze. The river was clear but water was 82 degrees with a slow current. I tried to net some shad but had no luck so had to depend on some thawed out skip jack...
  7. Tried ONE more time!

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    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...
  8. 3 trips NOT SKUNKED!

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    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...
  9. 3 trips still skunked.

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    Three fishing trips in 3 days wore me out. October 10th. I met my friend to fish at a private lake he has access for fishing. It was very foggy when we got our lines in the water at 08:50; we had a hard time seeing our bobbers. We started with night crawlers for bait then switched to...
  10. Different waters same results

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    October 6th my wife & I headed up to Galloplis Ohio for I wanted to do some catfishing. I had hoped to have better luck there since commercial fishermen are not on that section of the Ohio River. I was meeting a catfisherman from that area that had a seat in his boat. We arrived at the city...
  11. Brother got the bragging rights.

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    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...
  12. Second boat trip was a bummer from the start

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    June 21st. My granddaughter and I left the house at 07:45for a catfishing trip in my boat. I had to stop for some gas for the boat motor to be sure we had enough for cover a lot of the river. I drove to the Schmidt’s field ramp; it was closed for a construction project. So I decided we would...
  13. Shake down trip with my boat

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    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...
  14. Hope to wet a line next week.

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    I checked out the Ohio River by Cincinnati this morning. It is still very muddy with a swift current. Looks like the level will be down to below 28 ft by the 6th. of June. I am intending to get out in my boat for some catfishing hopefully on Tuesday. I have some frozen skipjack and creek...
  15. NOT skunked this trip

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    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...
  16. first BIG blue cat in YEARS!

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    September 2nd. I went catfishing from the bank with my brother this morning. We had a total of four rods in the water at 08:00. It was sunny yet cool due to the strong breeze and river was colored. I was watching my rods when one of them got hammered! Thank goodness I had it tied down or...
  17. Finally boated some catfish!

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    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...
  18. Hope to get boat in the river.

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    I got my boat registration tags the other day. The weather report in the boat good for this upcoming week and the Ohio River is down. Have rods in the oat now so, seriously thinking to take a shakedown trip in it Wednesday .I will have to check out what bait I have in the freezer, I know I...
  19. Beef Melt for catfish bait HELP.

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    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...
  20. bluecat1

    bluecat1

    Here is my 8.3 pound blue cat that hit the skipjack fillet this morning. My digital scale broke so the reading was off a spring type scale. It was 28 inches long.
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