Ohio River Region Fishing Report – August 3rd, 2012
Water is very low with little or no current and high temperatures. Fishing pressure has been very light, with catches only happening in the early morning or at dusk.
Western River counties (Hamilton, Clermont, Brown and Adams)
Catfishing success has been fair with anglers using cut baits, shad, bluegills and nightcrawlers fished toward the bottom. Anglers are reporting flatheads in the 20- to 26-inch range. Try fishing the mouths of tributaries along the river and the tailwaters below the Meldahl lock and dam. Try to fish 15- to 20-foot depths adjacent to the deeper channel edge. Early evening until dawn has been good for catfish.
Belleville Dam Tailwaters
Catfishermen have been having success this week, catching fish in the 10-15-pound range as well as smaller fish. Minnows, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers fished off the bottom seem to work best. Places along the shoreline and walkways have yielded fish, especially near the dam. Hybrid striped bass and sauger fishing remains slow, though some fish are being caught. Try spoons, topwater, or crankbaits in the tailwater section during the early morning or evening hours. Large numbers of small shad and small skipjacks are also present.