Ohio River Region Fishing Report – June 8th, 2012
Greenup Tailwater Area
Water remains higher than normal, but don’t let that deter your fishing efforts. Decent numbers of hybrid striped bass are still being caught on any standard float and jig. If you’re looking for largemouth and smallmouth bass, stick to the sandy access area. Also try fishing worms, gizzard shad, or skipjacks on the bottom along the riprap for shovelhead catfish
The Willow Island tail waters and the Muskingum River confluence are great areas to look for catfish. Flatheads in the 20- to 30-inch size range can be reeled-in. Try using a Carolina rig with live bluegills or live/frozen shad while tight-lining.
Riverbend to downtown area (Hamilton County)
Water levels are still high but anglers report channel cats off gravel humps in about 20 feet of water near channel drop-offs. Fish depths from 15 to 30 feet and try cut skipjack and shad.
Meldahl Dam (Clermont County)
Channel catfish are being taken in good numbers all along the river. Try chicken livers, shrimp, or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.
Racine Pool Area
Black bass can be caught throughout the Racine Pool on spinner baits, crankbaits and plastics. Try top water baits in shallow areas and plastics or crankbaits fished slowly in some of the deeper pools. Catfish can be caught along the shore with cut bait, nightcrawlers, and minnows fished off the bottom. Several in the 25- to 30-pound range were reported recently.