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Ohio River

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Thursday, Aug 15 2019
Several dams on both rivers provide good shoreline fishing access and boats are not needed or permitted in these areas due to safety. In late winter and early spring, Walleye and Sauger congregate in tailwater areas below dams. Jigs tipped with minnows fished near the bottom or along rocky banks in low light conditions can be very productive for Walleye and Sauger. As spring progresses, White Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass move up into the tailwaters and can be caught using spoons, jigs, or surface lures. Channel Catfish can be caught during all seasons but will become more active as spring brings warmer temperatures. Monongahela River has an excellent Channel Catfish population as they are very abundant and reach large sizes. They can be caught using live bait, cut bait, and stink baits. For those targeting large Flathead Catfish, Ohio River is the place to go as it holds lots of large Flatheads. These fish are much less active during winter but will become much more active during spring. Good techniques to catch Flathead Catfish are to bottom fish or drift circle hooks baited with live near creek mouths, in eddies and off rocky banks.




Thursday, Aug 15 2019



Ohio River

Rating - Good

Several dams on both rivers provide good shoreline fishing access and boats are not needed or permitted in these areas due to safety. In late winter and early spring, Walleye and Sauger congregate in tailwater areas below dams. Jigs tipped with minnows fished near the bottom or along rocky banks in low light conditions can be very productive for Walleye and Sauger. As spring progresses, White Bass and Hybrid Striped Bass move up into the tailwaters and can be caught using spoons, jigs, or surface lures. Channel Catfish can be caught during all seasons but will become more active as spring brings warmer temperatures. Monongahela River has an excellent Channel Catfish population as they are very abundant and reach large sizes. They can be caught using live bait, cut bait, and stink baits. For those targeting large Flathead Catfish, Ohio River is the place to go as it holds lots of large Flatheads. These fish are much less active during winter but will become much more active during spring. Good techniques to catch Flathead Catfish are to bottom fish or drift circle hooks baited with live near creek mouths, in eddies and off rocky banks.


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