Ohio River Evansville Area

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by rodpod, Aug 15, 2005.

  1. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    Anyone fishing this area besides me?
     
  2. whitewhiskers

    whitewhiskers New Member

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    hey, i havent since i've gotten back from VA. but i'm thinkin bout going in the next few day's the river front downtown looked good the other day.
     

  3. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    Ive tried to fish the riverfront several times this year and only caught one small flathead and some perch. During the day there are tons of jetskis going right over your line, and at night it seems to be a hang out for people with motorcycles. Its usually so loud that you cant hear your bait clicker going off. A night during the week would probably be the best time to go.
     
  4. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    That's terrible man. Hey Rodpod do you fish by Ceasers riverboat casino? I was going to go down there tonight and play in a Texas Hold'Em tournament, but I don't know if I'm going. You're right man, it's best to fish when it's quiet and peaceful. I don't like fishing in noisy places either. Good Luck!!
     
  5. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    I dont think there is a ceasers casino around here, there is one casino boat called the aztar. But its right next to the river front, so you have the same problems if you can find a way to get down around there.
     
  6. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    Rod is right.....it's not even really worth fishing there, plus there is traffic constantly driving just a couple feet from where you sit. I just don't think it's safe. it's just nice cuz it's flat and easy keep your chair level.
     
  7. Jagal

    Jagal New Member

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    Can anyone shed some light on where the big ones are?
    Flatheads, Blues, or Channel cats. I don't really care what they are I just want to catch a catfish.....Things have been going a little slow lately.
     
  8. DeerHunter01

    DeerHunter01 New Member

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    I think with all this rain we got last night and this morning should help put a good current into the river, you should start to see things pick up now.

    most of the big fish I have been seeing on my graph is in 50 to 55 foot of water and not hitting hardley at all.
     
  9. whiskerfisher

    whiskerfisher New Member

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    I fish up river of newbugh dam, near the Yankeetown area, both off the bank and in my boat, been catchin' more **** gar and perch than anything but have also caught several small blues, flats and channels, 2 to 10 lbs. I also agree that the monsoon we had today ought to change the game. Lots of driftwood on the creek at Yankeetown, water went up a lot, didn't try the river, to muddy tonight but there is always tommorow. Can't wait to catch the biggun's
     
  10. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    I bet the fishing was good this weekend with the river on the rise. Looks like it on its way back down. But Katrina seems to be heading this way on wednesday to flood the Ohio River Valley. I imagine it will raise the river a few feet and get some water moving through here.
     
  11. Cdbush28

    Cdbush28 New Member

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    50 to 55 feet of water would be nice. The channel on the river we fish is only about 4-8ft deep right now. I hope the change in weather will change this soon. I'm ready for some deeper water.
     
  12. whiskerfisher

    whiskerfisher New Member

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    We went on Wed. aboout 5pm at the mouth of pigeon creek by Alcoa, we caught some nice 4 - 5" shad anchored down and caught 5 blues from 13 to 15 lbs., 1 channel 5#, 1 Flatty 4#, the creek and river were rising slowly, I can't wait for the weekend to catch the big ones while were on the rise!!
    Hell ya!! Anyone else catching them on Ohio!!!
     
  13. holmesridge

    holmesridge New Member

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    Man, Ohio river is booming. The river came up around 7 feet after the rain. The current really helped. We have been catching hogs on skip jack.
     
  14. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    Where are you from holmes? I havent been able to get out on the river since my wife just had our baby wednesday. Looks like the river is going back down now.
     
  15. holmesridge

    holmesridge New Member

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    I am in Madison, between louisville and cincy. the river went up after the rath of katrina. and was going down. I live 20 miles down river from a major dam(markland). I think they opened it(the dam gates) for fishermen this weekend. It was on the rise again and peaked maybe yesterday. The river stage is still higher than it has been in months, which seems to be helping with the current. I am going in the morning, on the hunt for a big blue.
     
  16. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    Cool good luck, let me know how you do.
     
  17. holmesridge

    holmesridge New Member

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    went out at 5 this morning, caught to many skips. biggest fish was 11 lb channel .Caught alot of fish, just nothing worth bragging about. current is gone.I go to the local dam site that shows river level and the prediction of the level. it did'nt look good. I wish I would have fished more later of last week. NO blues :sad: I am going to markland all week to catch hybrids. I will cat fish later.
     
  18. whiskerfisher

    whiskerfisher New Member

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    Fished Friday, Saturday night and caught several Flats, a couple blues, and some channels the biggest was 17lbs., had a couple line breaks and several beers. Sunday and Monday the fishing died with the current but still caught a few at the warm water discharge at Warrick Power. Hope we get some rain to pick up the current and bring it up.

    Can't wait for the weekend!!!!
     
  19. rodpod

    rodpod New Member

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    You know you're doin good when you catch the 3 main catfish species in a weekend. Where is warrick power at? Is it accessible for bank fishing?
     
  20. whiskerfisher

    whiskerfisher New Member

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    Warrick Power is right there with Alcoa, you could bank fish by the dam in Newburgh, park there by the overlook right at the dam, you can see the rip rap bank, go down there and throw out as far as you can toward the dam. Or you can go down to the Yankeetown exit and fish the creek, or keep on the road and go over the bridge, out in to the valley the road forks, I usually take the right fork, there are several spots to fish all the way down to the mooring where they tie the barges at. I have caught lots of nice fish off of the bank as well as in my boat. good luck hope to see you down there some time.