And yet another phenomenal day on THE OHIO RIVER!!!

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  1. Cattoo

    Cattoo New Member

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    man, i love may!!!! the blue cats were on fire again below cannelton dam. although the bite was not as hot as last week, it was still excellent! i caught 10 blues ranging from 2 pounds to 28. i kept five of the samller ones and turned the rest back. they were not biting in typical bluecat fashion today. not alot of rod pounding. alot of the bites were very subtle. several of them would just pick the bait up and swim back towards the bank. i missed about twice as many as i landed. had one nice fish hang me up in the rocks. i could feel him on there but there was nothing i could do. alot of times i will feed them some line and jerk hard and continue this till they come out. sometimes it works, and other times it doesnt. oh well, cant catch em all. i started out fishing with frozen skip and they just werent having anything to do with that so i got out my skip jack rod and got some fresh bait. caught some monster skips! anyway the fresh bait was the ticket. seems like everytime i was doing something else one of my poles would start dancing and by the time i would get to it, it would stop! i would be casting one and the other would bend. i would be in the middle of reeling in some more bait and i would get a bite! it was very frustrating but i stayed with it. generally this spot only produces from daylight til around 11:00 but i left at 2:00 today and they were still biting. overcast skies i suppose. well actually, i tried to leave around 11:00 but i kept catching fish! i almost missed out on the big one. if i had left when i had planned i would have never gotten that dude. the better fish of the day were a 28.3, 16.6 and an 11.8 pounder. not huge but not bad. oh and by the way, all the bigger fish were caught on the skip jack heads. here are some pics.
     

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  2. RiverKing

    RiverKing Active Member

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    God I Love The Ohio River, Ill Be There On Tuesday
     

  3. catfishrus

    catfishrus New Member

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    looks like you guys do a little rock climbing to get to your fishing hole. the blues really like the rocks here too. nice catch and sounds like fun too.
     
  4. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    Nice fish....I need a day out on the water like that.
     
  5. bigfish

    bigfish New Member

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    congrats on the good day of fishing. thems some nice looking fish.
     
  6. explayer

    explayer New Member

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    way to go thanks for sharing
     
  7. catmancats

    catmancats New Member

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    Nice catch .. wish i could find those big monster on a consistant basis
     
  8. treddinwater

    treddinwater Active Member

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    Great fish...I hope to fish the Ohio one of these days.
     
  9. AZCAT

    AZCAT New Member

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    Nice! i wish we had blues out in AZ!
     
  10. back channel

    back channel Member

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    Excellent big blue and that is one nice mess you got.
     
  11. SunburntAgain

    SunburntAgain New Member

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    Congrats on the great fishing!