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  1. MARYLAND RIVER TALK
    Hey Folks. I've been catfishing the Potomac around this area since at least 2008, but took a few years off due to kids. Went out of Ft Washington yesterday evening 8/8/20 and was shocked at the amount of commercial gill nets spread out all over the river. We we're only able to catch fish in the...
  2. LOCAL MISSOURI TALK
    looking to find others that would be interested in finding catfish tournaments in Missouri to try with me. I am from the NW corner of Mo but do travel around for fishing. Hoping to find others that would like to go fishing with me.
  3. ARKANSAS RIVERS TALK
    I'm kind of new to the area and I'm having a hard time finding a decent spot to get some catfish from the bank up here. I live in Bentonville right now but we are looking at moving to Bella Vista soon. Any spots/tips would much appreciated!! Happy Fishing
  4. ILLINOIS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK
    I haven't gone fishing in a while. Planning on going fishing at Clinton Lake this Sunday to catfish. Last time I was there was about three years ago. Any good spots and what kind of bait should I use? I was thinking the Dewitt Bridge since I'm bank fishing. I've got nightcrawlers and chicken...
  5. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    With the Ohio River back up to 42 ft. I doubt I will be able to get my boat out for anymore trip for this year. I will out of town visiting family from mid November for a week. So by the time I get back the winter weather will showing up. I may still get some bank fishing in if the river...
  6. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Normally catfishing from September to the end of October is the best time on the Ohio River. The river is clear, stable and the temperature is mild. NOT this year for the month of September has been very hot with heat index in the high 90’s. Then when it was not hot the rains pushed the river to...
  7. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    I will be getting a hitch installed on my car this week. If the river is in shape then I will once again be able to use my boat for catfishing. Hopefully I will be able to get caught up with a lot of trips on the river in the remaining weeks of this season. I know the month of September was...
  8. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    September 15th I got access to one of our cars so decided to go fishing a small local lake. It was sunny and warm with a slight breeze when I first got to the lake. 13:30 I got my lines in the water. I had a bobber rig for catfish and a small rod for bluegills. I was casting the bobber rig...
  9. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Well with all the heavy rains along the Ohio Valley the Ohio River will be unfishable for at least the next week. Once again my plans for getting some catfishing on the river have been shot. It now looks like if the temperature I will be fishing some small local fishing lakes. I just hope they...
  10. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    August 31st. I finally convinced my brother to try fishing in a local lake due to his health problem. I picked him up around 07:30 and headed for the lake which took some time to get there. We drove right up to the handicap dock and he was able to use his walker without any trouble to the dock...
  11. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 26th. My grandson and I headed for the Cincinnati Public Landing ramp around 07:30. We stopped off to get gas for the boat motor, then to the ramp. I netted one small shad at the ramp so we did have one fresh bait fish. Our lines were in the river at 08:30 by the Ky. pier of the Central...
  12. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    August 20th. I picked up my brother around 09:30 for some catfishing on the Ohio River. We started putting our lines in the water around 10:20. There was a refreshing down river breeze and fast current at our spot. At 10:45 my brother hooked into a fish, it was a Sheep Head Perch (drum). It...
  13. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 16th. I picked up my brother at 06:00 and drove to the river. We started getting our 5 rods in the water at 06:30. The river was clear and a slow current, we had hoped for some action. We had thawed small skipjack, shad, chicken liver and seasoned chicken breast, plus 2 decent size fresh...
  14. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    July 13th. I picked up my grandson at 08:00 for a trip on the river in my boat. It was a bright sunny morning, with a upriver slight breeze. The river was clear but water was 82 degrees with a slow current. I tried to net some shad but had no luck so had to depend on some thawed out skip jack...
  15. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    Well I have been catfishing twice in the past week. Here is the report of July 5th. when my grandson and I were invited to learn about drift fishing from my friend Mark. July 5th. Met Mark at 06:00 then we all headed for a local lake for a drift fishing lesson. Around 06:40 we had the boat on...
  16. OHIO RIVERS TALK
    June 14th. I picked up my brother at 05:30 then headed for the river. Since he has problem walking we drove the Cincinnati Public Landing. We paid the $5 fee to park our car there. The river was cloudy with a strong current as we got our lines in the water06:20. Just then 2 barges came by...
  17. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    April 28th. I picked up my grandson for a shakedown trip with my boat at 10:45. It was a very cold, cloudy and windy morning. I took the boat to a lake instead of the Ohio River due to the river being too high. We launched the boat at 11:40, and the lake was very muddy and choppy waves from the...
  18. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    April 22nd. My grandson and I headed for our local lake for some catfishing since the Ohio River is still too high to fish. We got our lines in the water around 13:30, a few minutes later my grandson caught a nice Bluegill. I felt that we were in for some action for a change. A guy to our...
  19. LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK
    April 6th.My grandson and I tried to catch some catfish at a local county lake. Got our lines in the water around 11:40, there were already a number of other fishermen at the dam wall area. . The lake water was clouded up some and strong winds keep on gusting while we were there. We had chicken...
  20. KANSAS LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK
    New member needing some lake advice. Not asking for your secret fishing hole here , but what are the best catfishing lakes/locations for someone trying to get more serious from the Lawrence area? Especially from the bank or small fishing boat with low hp motor. As always, thanks for the advice!
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