Clermont County – Fishing for striped bass and catfish is hot right now, although the river is a little high and muddy. Fish above or below the Meldahl Dam using chicken liver or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom.
Greenup Dam (Scioto County) – Smallmouth bass: While not a traditional target fish in this area, they can provide a different opportunity for the adventurous angler. Target the large rock riprap along the Ohio shore with crankbaits, swimbaits, or lead head jigs with a twister. Blue catfish: Live skipjack has been the preferred bait; don’t be afraid to use one up to 12 inches in size. Try using a slip rig or three-way fished off the bottom. Channel catfish can be caught by the same method.