Ohio River Region Fishing Report – June 7th, 2013

Racine Dam Area – Saugers, white bass, and hybrid striped bass can all be caught this time of year.  Spinners and jigs can both be successful.  White, pearl, chartreuse, orange, and yellow twister tails have all been popular in recent years.

Brown and Clermont Counties – Fishing activity has been picking up.  Saugers, white bass, and hybrid striped bass are all being caught.  Spinners and jigs have both been successful.  White, pearl, chartreuse, orange, and yellow twister tails all seem to be popular.

Riverbend to downtown area (Hamilton County) – Water levels slightly 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.

Pike Island Dam (Belmont County) – Sauger fishing is popular this time of year. Anglers have been fishing the pier by vertical jigging with quarter-ounce or smaller jigging spoons. Other methods for sauger fishing on the river include casting and a slowly retrieving off the bottom of jigs with pearl or chartreuse twister tails tipped with a minnow.

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.

R.C Byrd (Gallia County) – Anglers looking for catfish should see continued success. Popular baits have included white twister tails and grubs, bucktails, night crawlers, minnows, and cut bait. Hybrid striped bass may still be caught, but success will start to slow

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