How long until the Ohio River is worth fishing again?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Spencer_Blanton, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. Spencer_Blanton

    Spencer_Blanton New Member

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    I talked to my mother in Aberdeen last night. She said the river was only up 2 1/2 feet. I expect it to start rising as the front dumped rain on PA. I promised catman I would try ro make a trip down this month, but it'll be a trade for steelhead fishing.

    What's the impact of all this rain on the Ohio River and when will it be worth fishing again?

    Regards,

    Spencer
     
  2. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    Lol u dont have to take me fishun go get those steelheads, uhh the river should be ok in about 1 week or so... maybe 2 i caught about 20 dzn nightcrawlers, can member if i told ya or not. still gotta get my fishing lis... b4 any fishing this year. and try to work on some live bait a few days b4 we go....
     

  3. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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  4. Spencer_Blanton

    Spencer_Blanton New Member

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    Thanks for the resources bait killer. I can't believe the wealth of information out there.

    Although I now know the temperatures and river levels, I still don't know if the river can be fished effectively currently. The GMR is blown out and I understand it a little better. I'm blind to the Ohio River though.

    Spencer
     
  5. teamclose

    teamclose Guest

    if i didnt have to work i would be down there everyday this week!! high water is my favorite time to catch big fish. the high water concentrates them in certain areas.
     
  6. catmanofohio

    catmanofohio New Member

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    13 post 12 rep points good goin man nice info
     
  7. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Spencer

    Teamclose called it right, high water is an oppertunity to get fish/Flatheads when the water is high. You just have to find the right places to fish it. My PB Flathead was taken at a spot that was just out of the fast, high water that normally does not produce.
     
  8. truck

    truck New Member

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    williamsburg ohio
    Here is another person that likes High water;) I would love to see it stay 30 to 40 ft all year!!!!!
     
  9. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Truck, are you out boating on the river when it is up like this?
     
  10. Abu65

    Abu65 Member

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    I have been out on & fished the river up to 40 feet at Cinci's gauge & we've caught some big fish. I am most comfortable below 33' myfavorite is probably 30'.
     
  11. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    Man I love high water, It makes the fish a little more predictable. Gonna be out Friday prefishing and a tourney on sat. at Leavenworth...