Ohio River Region Fishing Report – July 6th, 2012
Belleville Dam and Tailwaters
Hybrid striped bass fishing was slow this past week. Some fish, mostly 3-4 pounds, were being caught at the dam with spoons and plastics or live bait fished beneath agitators. The earlier and later parts of the day seem to yield the best results. Catfish are being caught on a regular basis with both nightcrawlers, and cut bait. Anywhere along the shoreline or at the walkways seem to be good places to try. Saugers and walleyes fishing has slowed, as expected for this time of the year.
Racine Dam area
Live bait has been the hot choice this week for catching both hybrid striped bass and smallmouth bass. Try creek chubs, shiners, or your favorite variety of live bait fished near the dam.
Meldahl Dam (Clermont County)
Anglers are reporting steady fishing, with catches of gar, catfish and a few white bass. Try fishing up close to the dam. Daylight hours until dusk have been producing good numbers but early evening until dawn has been good for catfish. Try chicken livers or cut shad.