Ohio river in Idiana

Discussion in 'INDIANA RIVERS TALK' started by bigcatkev, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. bigcatkev

    bigcatkev New Member

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    Anyone been on the ohio from markland to louisville lately?
     
  2. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Kev, I caught a couple of five lb blues last wednesday. Also have snagged a couple of paddlefish at Markaland this week. Vern
     

  3. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    I heard that paddlefish can put up a pretty good fight. Is it true? How big were they?
     
  4. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Mark, yea they can put up a pretty good fight. They average aroung 15#. the little one I caught weighed five and the big one was 30#. Vern
     
  5. river_rat_42

    river_rat_42 New Member

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    Last time I went out on the river since the cold weather hit we didnt even get a bite. Then again I didnt give it but about 2 or 3 hours before I went home.
     
  6. Jeremy Leach

    Jeremy Leach New Member

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    Had a buddy go out this past Sunday and catch 3 blues. He was fishing around Carrolton. The biggest was 35lbs. and the smallest was 16lbs. It sounds like to me the blues might be ready to turn on. Good luck guys.
     
  7. ScottWiseman

    ScottWiseman New Member

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    Is there anywhere to bank fish around Markland on the river that might be good this time of year? I dont have a boat...but I am not scared by the cold.
     
  8. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Hey Scooter there is a park there by the dam. I've seen it on my way to the casino and it looks like there are steps leading from the park down to the shore. It looked like a real good place top fish. Cleared and gravel. I wonder if they would allow someone to build a fire on the bank.
     
  9. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Scott, there is a huge shorline that can be fished from the Indiana side. It is pretty nice since it is mostly gravel and sand. Also if you are agile on your feet you can park at the Cinergy power station just above the park area and fish at the turbine discharge. That's where I catch all of my good cats in the summer months.
    Mark I have seen people pitch tents, build fires etc. several times. Vern
     
  10. flatcatnightmare

    flatcatnightmare New Member

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    yea that area has a lot of current , seen people fish there all the time and build fires , you need to set ya up a breakaway rig , theres a lot of rip rap there.
     
  11. G3Morton

    G3Morton New Member

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    I see people with small campfires down there quite often. There is a nice park with plenty of parking space and concrete steps going all the way down the bank.
     
  12. Jeremy Leach

    Jeremy Leach New Member

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    Madison In
    Yep Yep Yep, everyones right about Marland. There is a real nice park right above it with steps leading down. The is even public restrooms there also. There is a lot of good fishing the during the summer but I'm not sure about the winter. It would be worth giving it a shot though.
    Jeremy
     
  13. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Clarksville, Indiana
    Maybe we can get a Indiana gathering there sometime. Do some fishing then hit the casino. Then go back and fish somemore.
     
  14. Jroc777

    Jroc777 Member

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    Evansville, IN
    I think it would be a great idea to have a gathering there. I love fishing the Ohio and I will try and make it. I have fished Markland by boat but never from shore.
     
  15. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Clarksville, Indiana
    I have driven by it alot when I go to the boat, but I have never fished there. Looks like a good place.
     
  16. bsu_catfisher

    bsu_catfisher New Member

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    Rising Sun, Indiana
    You have got to love the Ohio for big cats. I rarely fish anywhere else for cats...and we have some awesome catches from it. I have never catfished at the damn, but the strippers are fun there. If you go right up against the power plant you can watch them chase the minnows up the wall and catch some nice fish there.