Ohio River Region Fishing Report – August 2ndth, 2013
Water levels on the Ohio River have been unusually high in the past weeks due to the abnormally large rainfall events. While levels have gone down in many places, the release of water still creates strong currents and unfavorable conditions. Anglers are encouraged to check water levels before deciding to fish.
Pike Island Lock and Dam – Early mornings may be the best time to get out and take advantage of the cooler temperatures. For sauger, try fishing 1⁄8- to 3⁄8-ounce jigs and minnows fished plain or jigs and twister tails with white, chartreuse, or pearl servings. Fishing for channel catfish and flathead catfish always starts picking up about mid-July. Try cut skipjack or mooneyes. In the past, anglers have had success catching smallmouth bass, white bass, and saugers by wading off the gravel bar below the fishing pier and using live baits.