Ohio River Aurora / Rising Sun?

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by mjghunter, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    Going out Friday night and wondered if anybody has been doing any good around Aurora / Rising Sun area. Went to the McAlpine side of Markland Dam a few weeks ago(No boat). I sat for 6 hours with 5 lite runs and only one channel caught. I used cut bluegills and chicken liver. The water was so low at that time. We are probably going to put the boat in at Aurora this time. Going to go catch some yellow belly's tonight for bait. We have a couple ponds filled with them. I'm taking my cousin with me who has not fished since we were kids about 20 years ago so I would like to put him on some cats. If anybody would help me out I would appreciate it.

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  2. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Michael,
    there is an island on the Indiana side just up from Rising Sun. I have caught a lot of fish between that island and the Indiana shore. There is a good drop off from a very shallow (3feet) ridge. It can get busy there with party people but it does produce fish. I would suggest shad or other cut bait over bull heads but that's just me. Good luck...W
     

  3. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    Evansville, IN
    Is that the island that all the boaters tie up to with the beach on it? If so it looked like a great spot. Had a lot of timber in the water around the island as well. The big bend in the river right before the island has produced pretty well for me. There is a deep hole there that we have caught some nice blues out of.
     
  4. typer181

    typer181 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Eric
    Is that Laughery Island?
     
  5. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    Rising Sun, Indiana
    Well, it didn't turn out so great for fishing but it was a good time. We only caught two (4lb blue and 8lb channel). There was alot of boat traffic. We ended up going all the way to Arnolds creek and Grants creek. I had one huge strike but it snaped the line. Probably go out again in a week or so. :tounge_out:
     
  6. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    Well we are going to try it again Friday night. Its going to be hot!:crazy:
     
  7. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    if you do go back out soon try a spot inbetween arnolds creek and grants creek. its on the indiana side almost exactly half way between the two creeks. there is a big storm drain that comes out from under the highway there. it normally produces some good fish. i have caught a bunch of flats there in the 20-35 lb range. And if that doesnt pay off, go straight across the river on that point on the KY side. its normally decent. And if you want to go closer to Rising Sun, you have the casino, it gets real shallow with some real nice drop offs up there. I have caught tons of nice fish there. And one more spot I can think of thats easy to locate is the old dam right below Laughery Island. If you have a fish finder, find the old walls on the KY side and anchor around them. That place always seems to put me on at least one good fish a night. best of luck to ya.
     
  8. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    Was not a good night last Friday. Caught 0 fish and got stuck on a sand bar 120ft from the Indiana shore at 2:00 in the morning. We will be going out again on Sept 8th. We went to Arnolds and Grants. One interesting thing that night was a 4ft gar that liked the lights on our boat. He circled around us for about 5 - 10 min.
     
  9. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    the fishing in the last three or four days has seemed to pick up dramatically. not catching a lot of big fish but catching a lot of fish. i think come the 8th they will be the hottest they have been all year. which means great things for some of us who will be fishing all day that day
     
  10. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    try fishing the mouth of arnolds creek about 50 yards out from the up river point of the creek is a hole 56 ft deep i caught a 40# flathead there once on a 3 inch shad which by the way arnolds creek should be full of shad it always is

    by the way steve you will see me in the winners circle on the 8th lol
     
  11. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    arnolds right now is full of tiny shad right now. the big ones are starting to slowly move back up in there. small skipjack jump on the KY side across from arnolds right at dark most nights. but where chuck is talking about is a good spot. real nice hole there


    hey chuck.....who took second last year? who didnt place???? :smile2:
     
  12. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    We did find a really deep spot right in that area. We dont have a depth finder so it dont know the true depth. I used the anchor to judge it to be about 45ft. Down towards Grants there was a spot about 75 ft up river from the creek that was about 38ft. We will be in the same tournament. We are not going out this week end on the river, but we will be filling live well with Yellow bellys and bluegills for bait.
     
  13. mjghunter

    mjghunter New Member

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    What kind of rig are you guys using. I have been using a 2 hook set-up with the sinker on the bottom, but thinking about going to a slip sinker with single hook just because the leaders on the 2 hook would get wrapped around the line so much that there was no point of having the leader.
     
  14. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    i use a one hook set up with about a 2 foot leader going up to a swivel with a slip sinker. it works rather well for me and it very rarely gets tangled. and what i didslike about the two hook system, is the fact they get rapped around one another and when a fish takes off with ur bait they can feel ur other rig and will drop it sometimes. with the slip weight they never feel it.
     
  15. riverfishinfool

    riverfishinfool New Member

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    ohio
    if its not to far for you i have had some good luck anchoring out from riverwatch restaurant in lawrenceburg. anchoring as close to end of dock on restaurant side. just watch blocking boats from being able to dock at restaurant .
     
  16. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Weve had luck at that spot to on my freinds boat before weve caught some nice channels and strypers.
     
  17. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    Anybody getting into some fish around the aurora area?Guys Im not asking for spots I know where were gonna fish but we havent been down that ways since early august.The river and creeks were way low also the fishing for us.Just wanting to know if the bite has picked up.
     
  18. rosscatman

    rosscatman Member

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    I guess nobodys been getting into any fish ,Oh well.
     
  19. Flootie16

    Flootie16 New Member

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    its not a great bite right now. but they are biting a little at night. around the grain elevator some nice fish have been caught and in the bend out in the channel there have been some fish caught. its real hit and miss tho. you either catch a bunch or none at all. i hope that helps you out some