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Well, I've been blanked on the Ohio in terms of big fish quite a few times this year, so I'm going to change it up. I'm strongly considering fishing the pool around Zanesville and the Y bridge holes via my boat.

I fish out of a 19' bow rider and know very little about the Muskingum. Am I asking for trouble or is the river largely navigable for a boat this size?

I could use a less coal filled day and a few less barges. Who knows, maybe I'll end up liking the Muskingum more than the Ohio?

Average current speed? I regularly use 1-2oz in the Ohio when it's not raging!
 

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I don’t think you’ll have any trouble around Zanesville. It’s once you get up around Dresden that things get dicey. Have you tried the pool from the Ohio up to the first lock? It’s been years since I’ve been there, but it always held a lot of good flatheads.
 

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You definitely won't miss barge waves up there. River is navigable and if you take your time you should be able to locate the flathead.
 
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