Ohio River Region Fishing Report – June 21st, 2013

Greenup Dam (Scioto County) – Striped bass and white bass are great species to target this time of year. Try using cut skipjack or live shad fished along the concrete walkway and the riprap of the tailwaters. If you prefer artificial baits, try ¼-ounce lead-head jigs with a three-inch white or chartreuse twister tail or topwater popper crankbait. Look for active fish chasing shad and cast near that location.  Channel catfish and blue catfish are other great species to catch. Try fishing on the bottom using heavy lead sinkers and circle hooks with live chubs or cut shad. The tailwater area along the rocky shoreline out of strong current is the best area to hit.

Adams County – Anglers have had success fishing from the Rome Village boat ramp and fishing access area. For flathead catfish fishing, try casting bluegills, shrimp, chicken livers, or nightcrawlers on the bottom of the river in late afternoon and evening hours.

Meldahl Dam to Cincinnati (Clermont and Hamilton Counties) – Channel catfish are being taken in good numbers all along the river. Try chicken livers, shrimp, or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.

Racine Dam (Meigs County) – Just below the Racine tailwaters is an excellent location for the early morning anglers. Try trolling shad, minnows, crankbaits, and rooster tails to reel in white bass and hybrid striped bass. Early morning fishing can also be productive for channel cats and flatheads using nightcrawlers or cut bait. For the adventurous angler, try twister tails, plastic grubs, crankbaits, and minnows both at the dam and in the tailwater sections downstream. These baits may land you anything from catfish to hybrid striped bass.

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