Steelhead run winding down in northeast Ohio – Ohio River Region Report
Cincinnati area (Hamilton County)
Water temperatures have fluctuated quite a bit in the past month, but as waters begin to warm catfishing should turn on. Try any legal live bait or cut bait. Many anglers prefer really stinky baits regardless of the type and others use hot dogs as a secret weapon.
Greenup Pool Area
All anglers can find something to fish for in this area as an abundance of species can be found this time of year. Those looking for hybrid striped bass should hit the area around the coves near the RC Byrd dam. Rooster Tail spinners have been successful when fished at 8-10 feet. If you move over to the riprap near the cove, try an artificial lure fished off the bottom. Smallmouth bass and saugeyes can also be caught with artificial lures fished off the bottom.
Willow Island Pool Area
With no rain in recent weeks, water levels have dropped. Fish can still be found, but look for things to start picking up after the next rainfall event. Bait fish will start coming in as the water temperatures warm up with the spring weather.