I've been saying that the Dayton, OH has to be the worst part of the state to live in for public fishing areas. Let me run thorugh my day: Went to work Got bait (gills and bass) for fishing tonight Got wifes '07 fishing license Got new chairs for the wife and kids Loaded a cooler of shad, water & pop for everyone Packed down the Cherokee w/ about all it could load Went out looking for a spot to fish for myself, my wife and two of my kids. It was about 7pm. (I know that's not a great time to look for a spot) Anyways..... every single spot on the GMR that offered public fishing and was big enough for us was taken. Every spot I knew. I know that's hard to beleive and I am stunned as I type this, but it's true. I'm sure somewhere there was a spot somewhere, but since I had the little kids with me, I had to be carefull of where I went. I went from Dayton to past Franklin. One spot that I think has obviously from word of mouth must have had 15 cars/truck there. This spot is prob big enough for 10 fishermen to fish comfortly. My wife looked at me and said, "Theres always Rainbow lakes". I will admit I thought about it, I really did, but I just couldnt do it. We spoke on the way home and our decision has been made to get into a wide/roomy 16-18 foot boat suited for the Ohio River. On a night like this we could have driven to numerous ramps on the Ohio in the time it took us to look for a spot here. I think my Tracker Pro Guide 14 will be up for sale around September/October and I'll start saving for a replacement boat. Right now I feel so frusterated, I could sell 3/4 of my catfishing equipment and put towards the new one.