Tips on bank fishing the Ohio

Discussion in 'LOCAL KENTUCKY TALK' started by CatMaster3, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. CatMaster3

    CatMaster3 New Member

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    Does anyone have any tips or tricks they like to use fishin off the bank in the river?
     
  2. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    I look for a curve in the river that cuts the bank down to roots usually you have trees laying in the water and some rocks near buy is a big +. Takes a good number of hooks and sinker and swivels to fish a place like that. :wink::smile2: But ya usually find cats there. Around shoals is a good place above and below some times right in the middle. It depends a lot on the season as well.:smile2:
     

  3. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    That is just general river fishing .Guess the Ohio is just on a much larger scale:big_smile:
     
  4. firechief4201

    firechief4201 New Member

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    Find a spot that you like and then cast out with a small pole to check for snags and the water depth. Some of my best spots are at feeder creeks, bends in the river, and near log jams. Flats with a deep hole near by are also good. If fishing at night keep light down and try not to cast shadows on the water.
     
  5. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    Thanks Danny for chiming in on this subject.
    I was just giving general information on what I know. Never fished big water much but hopefully will get to soon.:wink:

    Ken
     
  6. tackleholic

    tackleholic New Member

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    Use heavy line & sinker. Take along a buddy!
     
  7. mlohre

    mlohre New Member

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    i find fishing below the dams works well, out on the sand bar down just a little bit from the dam or right next to it to. good luck
     
  8. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like real good info to me, Good luck on finding a spot!