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Ohio River Region Fishing Report – September 26th, 2014

Greenup Dam (Scioto County) – Hybrid striped bass: Try fishing cut baits and live baits off the bottom. White bass: Try using topwater lures as well as skipjack, chubs, shiners, and cut bait. Early morning will probably produce the most catches. Channel catfish: Most fish will probably be found on the bottom using tight-lining techniques with cut bait, nightcrawlers, and chicken livers. Fishing throughout the night and in the hours before daybreak may be the most successful. Flathead catfish: Goldfish are popular bait.

Meldahl Dam (Clermont County) – Channel catfish: are being taken in good numbers all along the river. Try chicken livers, shrimp, or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom. Hybrid striped bass: Try fishing cut baits and live baits on the bottom. White bass: Try using skipjack or cut bait.

Belleville Dam tail waters (Meigs County) – Channel catfish: Summer is a great time to catch catfish on the river. Minnows, nightcrawlers, chicken livers, and cut bait fished on the bottom have been the most popular with anglers. Fish in the 10- to 15-pound range have been caught in previous years in this area. Places along the shoreline and walkways generally yield fish, especially near the dam. Hybrid striped bass: Fishing should be excellent right now. Try spoons, topwater or ¼-ounce jigs in the tailwater section during the early morning or evening.

Belleville Pool area (Washington County) – Flathead catfish: Fishing should be good right now for sizeable catches throughout the pool. Use live baitfish: goldfish have been a popular choice in the past. Channel catfish: Try cut bait, stink bait, and chicken livers, as well as nightcrawlers fished tight-line on the bottom. Best results are primarily at dusk, through the night, and in the early morning hours before daybreak. Black bass: Some fish may still be picked up on deep diving crankbaits and jig-and-pig combos. Smallmouth bass: Some fish may be caught on Carolina-rigged worms.

Serpentine Wall, Downtown Cincinnati (Hamilton County) – Blue catfish: Anglers are having success in the morning hours; try using chicken breast.

Willow Island Pool (Hannibal Lock and Dam Tailwater) (Monroe County) – Hybrid striped bass: A popular area is the hydro plant discharge at the Hannibal Dam. Hybrids can be caught at the surface and on the bottom of the river. Anglers should look for jumping schools of baitfish as signs of hybrids.

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