Falls of the Ohio/Markland Dam

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by ScottWiseman, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Hi all...was just wondering if anyone ever fishes at the Falls of the Ohio there at Markland Dam? I am going there this Sunday and Monday to do some cat and carp fishing. I hear that there is good parking there and easy bank access. I will be fishing from the bank. Anyone got any tips to offer? I will probably be using skips for cats. Any one place better than others? Thanks alot in advance for the help.
     
  2. dademoss

    dademoss Member

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    I think falls of the ohio is down at McAlpine dam?

    Markland has a spot with parking, on the indiana side, right next to the power plant. Lots of steps, but not bad once you are down there.
     

  3. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Oops...my bad...youre right.
     
  4. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    so which is it mcalpine or markland ? hard to give good advice without knowing if its markland i maybe of help my brother and i fish there alot .
     
  5. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Scott I'm definitly going camping this weekend so i won't be down there. But maybe next time you come down I can meet you there. Good luck too ya.
     
  6. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    It is McAlpine...but if you have some info on Markland, I will take that too. Not sure yet where I am going. I will be fishing from the bank.
     
  7. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    Scott, I'm almost positive that the falls will be under water where most of the people fish for cats. I think the river level has to be around 14ft. for the bed to be exposed to walk out on. If it is exposed there is a point that has a deep hole in front of it that people fish for cats it is kind of a s curve, I'm sure people will be there fishing if the water level is right. Also, there is a boat ramp just down stream from the falls that you can fish that the current from the gates hits the bank and runs down the Ind. bank and forms a eddy that a lot of people fish. You will have to ask for directions on how to get there? Hope this helps...
     
  8. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    James you talking about the ramp where George Rogers Clark's cabin is at?
     
  9. catfishbill33

    catfishbill33 New Member

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    Scooter, if you go to the markland dam its a rought climb down the rocks rite beside the wall at the dam
    But if you go to the steps its not to bad.The first time I was at the dam i fell and almost broke a leg climbing down the rocks.............LOL
     
  10. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    Yes Mark that is the one...
     
  11. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Thanks James. Scott if you want to go to the boat ramp let me know and I'll give you directions. It's really easy. I'm leaving tomorrow to go camping so let me know soon. Or you can actually follow the historical signs. It's on Harrison Ave if that would help ya.