Belleville Pool (Athens, Meigs, Washington counties) – Crappies are moving this time of year and provide a great opportunity for river anglers. Just like the inland lakes, target areas around brush tops and sunken logs using jigs or minnows.
Belleville Dam Tailwater Area (Meigs County) – Saugers can be caught in the tail water. White, gray, and chartreuse twister tails fished off the bottom tend to be popular with many anglers. Try fishing minnows, crankbaits, or twister tails in white, gray, or chartreuse for hybrid striped bass. For crappies, try fishing the Ohio side (lock chamber side) of the tailwater. Slack or slow-moving water will hold feeding fish. A slip bobber and a minnow is a hard combination to beat.
Meldahl Dam (Clermont County) –White bass anglers are having success in the tributaries. Try green or chartreuse twister tails. Channel catfish are biting on chicken livers under a bobber.