Hey guys/girls, I would sure love some advice for shore fishing the Ohio River and East Fork Lake. I moved here 2 years ago and I have struck out every time I go out. I've been reading through the "Bank Fishing" forum section, but was wondering if anyone in Ohio (Cincinnati area) could post some advice that might help locally. I've only caught catfish in pay lakes and would really like to learn some new tactics for the Ohio River and East Fork lake. I'm interested in what baits I might try, what kind of setup, and possible safe fishing locations on the river where I don't have to worry about getting stabbed. Maybe this information will help: My current method has been to use cut bait from a blue gill that I catch with a Snoopy pole, or chicken liver tied up in pantie-hose balls, or stink bait from the store. I have a 8foot medium action rod with a large spinning reel, 30-40 pound braided line. I usually put a sliding sinker(1-2ounce) on the line to a bead+swivel, I tie on a 20pound leader to my hook, and bomb it out on a sliding float as far as I can. I do not usually set the depth on my bobber...and consequently I get snagged up on the bottom a lot. I've tried East Fork by the dam & on the spillway and usually get snagged up every time because of high water levels and all of the rocks. I've tried the Ohio River in 3 spots: down by the Montgomery Inn boathouse, down where the Little Miami dumps into the Ohio River, and down by Turkey Ridge Park. I got snagged a few times, but felt I really couldn't get out far enough in the river to catch anything. Should I try setting the depth on my bobber or using a balloon for a bobber to let the wind carry it out on the lake? Should I try live bait instead? Please advise!!!