Falls of the Ohio Question

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by tbull, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    We are going to be headed down that way in a couple weeks from Cincinnati. Last time down we put in at New Albany, and ran up to the dam. I dont know how to explain this, but after looking at a map I realized the falls of Ohio were close by, but that day the water was moving so fast I wouldnt even think of trying to get around to it. Is that the norm down there?? This was in April and the river was up some, I just didnt know if it was common for boats to fish that area? I know that may have sounded like a dumb question, I just have no idea what its like down there, was only there once and we fished around the gates on the KY side of the river, there is like an Island below where we were fishing. Sorry if it sounds stupid, I just wanted to have some type of gameplan before I get there. I realize the blues are on the nest now, and will probably still be when I get down there. Any advice guys???Thanks all:wink:
     
  2. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    T-bull right now the water is down. Here's the guage.
    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydro...ew=1,1,1,1,1,1&toggles=10,7,8,2,9,15,6&type=0
    This place is a rock shelf. If the water is low be careful! I have never fished it in my boat, but I have fished off the rocks, and with friends in their boat. The route to the wickets or " bear claws" is on the right side of that island. I have fished there for Stripers and Hybrids. There are some pools around there that are famous for big cats. Watch you depth guage if the water is low.
     

  3. Steve Douglas

    Steve Douglas Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    id say stay at the lower dam, unless your tryin to tear your lower unit off! or unless youve went up there with someone who has run it several times! theres a certian path you have to take to get up there and still your traveling in shallow water!you would be better off just fishing the markland dam! wheres theres no danger! if i was fishing out of the new albany ramp, id go down river 5-10 miles, lots of good water around the casino! flatheads are on rite now!
     
  4. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    be carefull in a boat over there. had a family friend turn over a 30.000 dollar ranger bass boat over down there a few years ago. him and his friend lived to tell the tail but few do!! I would have to say that is the worsed dam around theese parts because of it being on a jagady rock shelf. have not been there myself in years but thats because I moved down river a few hours.
     
  5. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    Thanks guys glad I asked, like I said I had no idea one way or the other. I am crazy but not stupid...lol...I have fished down river before around the Casino, I think I will just do like Steve said and fish the lower dam and on down river. Did ok last time, thanks again guys!!
     
  6. Scorpion

    Scorpion New Member

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    If you go to the right of the island, but stay as close to the island as possible you can get to the pool below the hydro plant. Then bear to the left be careful of the rocks and you are in the pool below the bear traps and above the wicker dam. If you know the route you can then continue up to the falls. Rember the falls are an aceint feef and i have seen $30,000.00 boats wreck on them for being careless.:0a26:
     
  7. Scorpion

    Scorpion New Member

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    If you would like I could go with you and show you the way. I have cought a 70lb + in the pool below the power plant. :big_smile:
     
  8. tbull

    tbull New Member

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    nah.....lol....my boat isnt much to some but I love her, not gonna donate her to the reef just yet....plently of good water down there to fish anyway...:wink: