Western Ohio River
Anglers are still taking channel catfish. They are being caught on chicken livers and cut bait around warm water discharges. Carp are biting on dough balls and corn. Hybrids are hitting Rapalas and Rat L Traps.
Eastern Ohio River
Hybrid striped bass and white bass fishing remains consistent in the tailwaters. Popular baits include Twister Tails and casting spoons. The sauger bite should start picking up as the water temperature continues to drop. Try using jigs tipped with Twister Tails or minnows in the tailwaters, creek mouths, and around the islands. Catfish are still active and can be caught on skipjack, nightcrawlers or chicken livers.
Belleville Locks and Dam
Sauger and walleye fishing is starting to pick up in the tailwaters section as river temperatures cool. Try white or chartreuse twister tails or swimbaits near the dam and along the walkway. Night and early morning are the best times right now, although fish are still being caught throughout the day. Walleyes over 22 inches are being caught, though most walleyes and saugers will be in the 12- to 16-inch range. Hybrid striped bass fishing continues to remain good, with many three to four pound fish being caught. Spoons, crankbaits, and live bait seems to work best.