The islands of the Ohio river

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Top CAT, May 12, 2006.

  1. Top CAT

    Top CAT New Member

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    anybody ever fished them? thinking about going there this weekend need some pointers
     
  2. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Walter Flack
    When looking for a spot to fish, keep in mind that the river is a conveyor belt for food. Catfish stay where they can peruse this moving smorgasbord without much effort. You will find fish around obstructions that break the force of the current. Such places include the upstream faces of wing dikes and the ends of sand bars sticking out into the channel. The slack water below wing dikes also can produce good fishing.
    Shallow flats between islands and the main river channel can be fantastic fishing spots. During the day, fish patrol ledges where 3- to 4-foot water drops off to greater depth. The fish move up into the shallow water each night to forage.
    The availability of current-washed food makes eddies and sheltered areas along the outside of river bends superb for fishing. The upper and lower ends of side channels behind islands often attract large numbers of fish, too. River banks covered with rocks (riprap) are good places to drift live crayfish at night.
    Pay attention to the location of sand bars and other high spots in the river channel when the river is down. Visit these places when rising water covers them with slow-moving water.
    In general, fishing is best when the river is rising, worst when it is falling.
     

  3. Top CAT

    Top CAT New Member

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    Thanks for the pointer can't wait to try it
     
  4. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Opinion & GOOD hearsay. You bet they are good!!!!! :wink: