New to Ohio

Discussion in 'LOCAL OHIO TALK' started by GumboGalahad, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. GumboGalahad

    GumboGalahad New Member

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    Richmond, Indiana
    I got washed out of New Orleans by Katrina and now I'm in Cincinnati. I want to catch some catfish but I've been told by several people not to eat anything out of the Ohio River. Where can I go? I don't have a boat and I'm hungry. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Blacklick, Ohio
    Name:
    Gary
    Paul you can eat them, just not the bigguns since they have more PCB's in them (something like that). You can eat them tho, not everyday mind you but it isnt that bad. Welcome to the BOC
     

  3. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    Steubenvil
    Also, please post a note in the Ohio Roll Call section and welsome to the BOC.
     
  4. dademoss

    dademoss New Member

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    Paul,

    Welcome to the BOC!

    Lots of fishing opportunities around Cincinnati without a boat.

    Check out the Halmilton county parks : www.greatparks.org

    and some nice state park waters around too : http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/wildlife/fishing/default.htm

    not to mention some spots available for bankfishing along the ohio, check the state website above for some fishing spots, they have a very nice map available.
     
  5. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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    Paul, Welcome to Ohio, You can eat a few cats from the Ohio Rivers and all of them from lakes and reservoir's, just don't eat that yellow snow! lol
     
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Welcome to the BOC Paul, were glad your here!!!
     
  7. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    State:
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    Welcome to the BOC Paul! As stated in an earlier post you can eat the fish from the Ohio river, to have any problems from it you would have to eat them every day. A few here and there wont hurt you a bit. Good luck fishing.
     
  8. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    State:
    GC, OHIO
    Welcome to the BOC brother, always great to have another new member. Especially from Ohio. There are many great BOC members from down in Cincy area.
     
  9. maddcatter

    maddcatter New Member

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    State:
    Newark, Oh
    Welcome to the BOC!!
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    State:
    Illinois
    :0a18: :0a25: :0a25: Paul welcome to the BOC. I look forward to reading your post. Glad to have you on board.:lol: :smile2:
     
  11. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    State:
    Willow Woo
    Welcome to the BOC, Paul. I know some older folks that's been eating fish caught out of the Ohio river for years with no ill effects yet.
     
  12. loanwizard

    loanwizard Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Coshocton,
    Welcome to the BOC! You can eat the catfish from the Ohio, but so does Jack and look at him. If you wanna look like him.....
     
  13. dogcat

    dogcat New Member

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    State:
    Dayton Area Ohio
    Welcome to BOC and as stated lakes and ponds usually safe, depending on run off, river fish use caution. Good luck and if you end up around Dayton, I have several ponds with known good eating size channels all within about 5 miles of me.
     
  14. RiverKing

    RiverKing New Member

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    Yellow Spr
    Hey welcome to the BOC, always good to see new Ohio members
     
  15. catfishn72

    catfishn72 New Member

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    WhEELING,WEST VIRGINIA
    WELCOME TO THE BOC.
     
  16. GumboGalahad

    GumboGalahad New Member

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    State:
    Richmond, Indiana
    Sounds like the Ohio is like the Mississippi. One trick I learned from an old timer is to bring a hatchet and cut the fish's tail off as soon as you catch it. Hang it up if possible and let him bleed out. I know it takes out the muddy taste and I'd guess some of the toxins too. You guys sure are helpful and I'd like to thank you all for making me feel right at home. Hope to meet some of you when I'm out gettin my line wet.
     
  17. rudepossum

    rudepossum Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    Paul welcome to the BOC.
     
  18. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    State:
    Catania, Italy,
    Welcome to the B.O.C., Ohio has alot of great catfishing spots to offer, good luck fishing.
     
  19. james_s333

    james_s333 New Member

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    State:
    byesville,ohio
    welcome to boc....good luck on the water this year
     
  20. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    State:
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    Welcome to the BOC