Lawrence and Scioto counties – At Greenup dam, saugers are being caught on jigs and white grubs or by dropping minnows straight down off the fishing access walls. Hybrid striped bass have been hitting on minnows, shad, and cutbaits. Channel catfish are being caught in good numbers near the Portsmouth boat ramp using cutbait and live shad. Crappies 8 to 10 inches in size can be caught in the embayment near the Shawnee State marina. Use minnows and fish around brush piles and docks in four to six feet of water. Largemouth and spotted bass were caught in good numbers over the weekend using black/silver and blue/silver crankbaits.
Belmont and Monroe counties – Anglers have been catching stripers and walleyes at the Pike Island dam. Some of the stripers have been in the 8- to 10-pound range. Anglers have been catching skipjack and using them for bait to entice the striper bite. Drop the skipjack right along the wall of the dam for best results.
Hamilton County – A few hardy anglers have been fishing the Meldahl dam area and picking up a few saugers. The bite is reportedly a tough one, however.