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ohio river catfishing?

Discussion in 'Ohio River Fishing Reports' started by 01mercLS, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    im looking to go fish the ohio river, and do some catfishing. I live in columbus, where would be the closest place to the ohio river to fish at? Im thinking about going there for a weekend.
     
  2. The Catfish Are Being Caught Below The Dams. With The Very Low Water Levels The Only Current Is Near The Dams. Good Luck.
     

  3. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    I dont fish the ohio river, where are the dams located at?
     
  4. see if you can find something online about willow island. we go to marietta and cross over to WVA and fish willow island (dam). I am terrible with directions but I can have my husband email you directions.
     
  5. soua0363

    soua0363 Master of Nothing

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    Since you are in the Columbus area, I would say either Meldahl Dam here in Cincinnati or the dam at Yorkville by the West Virginia border. When I used to live in Akron, I would hit the one in Yorkville periodically. Meldahl more or less is shore fishing friendly compared to Yorkville in my opinion since you are at water level where the water is discharged. They both would be about the same distance.
     
  6. you can pretty much go anywhere and catch them (my opinion), we shocked up alot of nice channel cats this week. the prime areas are small rocky points that only stick out about 5-10ft but with the water so low they make a large eddy. we also got the rods out today and one guy caught a small blue, and we even got a blue sucker behind one of those points this week. just run down to the river get some skipjack and throw out a chunk
     
  7. where are you finding skipjack at ive been going to the dams and not there
     
  8. You might try here in Gallia County. In the town of Gallipolis we have a park /boat ramp right in town. I see a lot of people there, especially at night fishing from the boat docks. There are also a couple more small parks along the river here that are fishing friendly. One at Cheshire and one just north of Crown City. You also have the RCB Locks and Dam that has recently been improved with nice fishing /parking facilities.
    Also I normally fish alone and you would be welcome to a seat on my boat. But I do have 3 rules .1) No booze 2) life jackets goes on when boat moves. and 3) DO NOT pull in my drive way in Jap vehicle.
     
  9. old lock walls, but most i've seen have been out in the middle of no where, you might also try any bigger points or riprap, anything that breaks up some current and brings in bait
     
  10. Just come down 23 and fish at Portsmouth. That way you can fish the Ohio and that Scioto River. About 20 miles to the East is Greenup Dam.
     
  11. farmboy

    farmboy gone fishing

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    Do you have boat or do fish from land. from land you can go to meldhall dam and fish from the KY side with Ohio lic. below the dam. if you have a boat its endless. directions to meldhall put in directions for Foster ky.dam 3 miles south from there. you have to cross at cincy or the ferry at agusta,ky or the bridge at maysville,ky. if its a boat there more choices.:D
     
  12. Agent47

    Agent47 Trying to pull it in!!!!

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    Your also near Steubenville, Launch at the marina and you can catch one near Stratton "east liverpool area" or head towards Wheeling WV. Cats are being caught near the Barge cells going towards Toronto Ohio.
     
  13. 01mercLS

    01mercLS It's Fishing not catching

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    i'll be bank fishing.