Ohio River (smithland damn area)

Discussion in 'KENTUCKY RIVERS TALK' started by IL_CATFISH, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    We ran two lines over the weekend. Everyone we talked to in the area had given up on fishing for the most part. They said the fishing had been poor with the receeding water level. We decided to put lines out anyway. Had absolutely no luck with cut gills (complete waste of time). We decided to bust our hump and catch a mess of live gills. Our luck changed drastically. We had a few channels, one 5lb blue, 5 flattys in the 5-8lb range, 2 blues that were in the 15-20 lb range and one flatty that weighed in right at 50 lbs. We are quickly learning that live bait is the only way to go with lines on the Ohio. We had our best luck with a line that was ran across the mouth of a feeder creek back in one of the shoots. I've attached a couple of pictures. The quality is poor as they were taken with my phone. Over all, it was a pretty exciting weekend.
     

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  2. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing your fishing trip. The gills works good on the Smithland Pool. Glad you had a good trip.
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a good trip, thanks for sharing your success with us
     
  4. IL_CATFISH

    IL_CATFISH New Member

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    Thanks guys. We (by brother and big bizbank) dont have much big river experience so needless to say we were pretty happy with the outcome. We were very lucky. The the locals down there were very integral in helping us plan our attack. Some of them boys really know how to fish that river.