bank fishing on ohio river near weirton

Discussion in 'WEST VIRGINIA RIVER TALK' started by River dog, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. River dog

    River dog New Member

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    Hello fellow Boc members, I live just over the line from Weirton WV in PA
    looking for bank fishing spots from weirton to Chester along route 2
    and any other other cat spots around the area
    any information helpful :big_smile:
     
  2. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    There's a spot between rt. 22 and Freedom Way thats been pretty good. You have to access it from Freedom Way. There is a gravel road running south next to the trail overpass. Follow it around until run find the river (all the way to the end). The is a inlet creek there. I've caught a lot of fish there, but nothing over 15#. I will be down there Saturday if I get lucky.
     

  3. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Welcome to your new home Ed. lol:smile2:
    Try fishing under the bridge in Chester. Ask how to get there at the bait shop just a little north of it in Chester. I forget their name. Good guys. I had a hold of some pretty nice fish there one night with Baitkiller,but something was out there that they would run me in to and cut my line.lol I suggest heavy line and get them up as soon as possible.:wink:
     
  4. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    That bait shop is called Cheney's, its in the back of the gas station.
     
  5. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Thanks Walt, I was hoping some one would come through for Ed.:wink:I hope he fishes it. good spot from the bank. Ed, cast as close to the bridge support as you can.:big_smile:
     
  6. River dog

    River dog New Member

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    Hey Jack
    Thanks for the tip on the chester bridge this is the first year
    I bought a West virgina license I used to fish below the lock and dam in Glen Willard PA but im looking for places closer to home .
    Thanks again and keep me in mind if you have any other fishing tips
    for WV :big_smile:
     
  7. River dog

    River dog New Member

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    thanks Walt do you know if Cheney's is open year round? Im looking to drive over that way and check it out.:big_smile:
     
  8. jason haddon

    jason haddon New Member

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    Hello River Dog. That spot Neocats was talking about is a good one, just be aware that this is the mouth of Harmon creek and Weirton Steel uses Harmon Creek as a warm water discharge, so you will be constantly cleaning off your line if you cast into the creek itself. Another good spot is located in new cumberland just below the dam it is a bit of a walk but well worth it. I have never caught anything over #15 but i know they are in there. I use #60 pound braid, and have had fish grab hold and just pull until the line breaks. even if the cats aint biting something will be i have rarely left empty handed. p.s. Cheney's also sells minnows if you don't feel like catching them on your own.... good luck....
     
  9. River dog

    River dog New Member

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    Hey Jason
    I have been riding back and forth on route 2 from weirton to chester looking for places to bank fish. got some great tips from neocats and netmanjack
    I was wondering whare do park near the dam? I have not fished there yet
    whats the best way to get into that spot?
     
  10. O2Bfishing

    O2Bfishing New Member

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    thanx for the replies, i could use that info as well fella :big_smile: