Eastern Ohio River Tailwaters – Baitfish have not been turning up at most of the tailwaters like past years, making fishing for white bass and hybrid striped bass slow. However, if you can find the baitfish, the white and hybrid bass are sure to be nearby. Catfish anglers have been having some success using live skipjack if they can find them. Anglers have also reported a few catches of sauger, mostly after dark. The sauger bite should continue to pick up as water temperatures continue to drop.
Clermont County – Although the river is a little high and muddy, fishing for striped bass and catfish is hot right now. Fish above or below the Meldahl Dam using chicken livers or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.
Western Ohio River – Anglers are still taking channel catfish on chicken livers and cut bait around warm-water discharges. Carp are biting on dough balls and corn. Hybrids have been hitting Rapalas and rattle traps.