Clermont County – Smallmouth bass fishing will begin to pick up as temperatures decrease and water levels increase. Anglers interested in smallmouths have done well casting into areas of current, especially rocky areas, using a variety of artificial baits or minnows. Anglers have been catching 12- to 15-inch channel catfish by tight-lining off the shore using a hook and sinker baited with cut bait or nightcrawlers.
Racine Dam Tailwater – Fishing has been slow most of the year; however, experienced anglers have found success targeting hybrid striped bass using spoons and other minnow imitating lures. Catfish angling has been productive using skipjacks. This popular baitfish will bite on just about anything, but anglers in this area generally have success with white grubs or three-hook sabiki rigs.
Brown County – Flathead catfish have been hitting cut baits, chicken liver, and nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. For smallmouth bass, try tube baits or crankbaits. Hybrid striped bass have been caught using a jig and twister tipped with a minnow.