Willow Island

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Myk88, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. Myk88

    Myk88 New Member

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    Anyone here know if there's public fishing access on the WVA side of the willow island dam on the OH river?
     
  2. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    What cities is Willow near?
     

  3. Myk88

    Myk88 New Member

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    Willow island is between Marietta and Newport Ohio.
     
  4. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    im not for sure on that one, if i remember right there is a road that runs directly across from there on the wv side. i fish the ohio side at willow island some, but usually go on down to st. marys and put in and fish down from there... sorry i cant't help u much bro.. let me do alittle talking and see if i can find out for you...rollo
     
  5. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    I thought so! I don't know if its public ,but there is a ramp on the WV side straight across from the mouth of the Muskingum at Marrietta. It is 100 yrds south of the bridge. 300yds south of the island. I know it is shallow on the WV side of the Island. I'm talking 2 to 3 ft ( In the OHIO freaking river). We didn't go past the ramp though. On the Ohio side its 15 to 25ft all along the bank, south of the Muskingum river mouth. I know this doesnt help you much, but come over on the Ohio side and fish the mouth, there is a park you can get right down to the bank I hear. I have always been in a boat, but I can see folks fishing the north side of the Muskingum. Hope this helps.
     
  6. Myk88

    Myk88 New Member

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    I have fished the mouth of the Muskingum once, but didn't have much luck at it. I was referring to willow island locks and dam though.
     
  7. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    i know where you mean bro.. do you ever saugeye fish there in the winter? i was wondering if they were catching any down there now?. rollo
     
  8. Myk88

    Myk88 New Member

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    Rollo, I haven't fished saugeye at all. I have caught a lot of sauger at my catfish spot. Do saugeye like current?
     
  9. Netmanjack

    Netmanjack New Member

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  10. Myk88

    Myk88 New Member

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    Thanks man. That also reminded me of terraserver.com, which gives me sattelite photos of the area. Try it out sometime.
     
  11. CBH

    CBH New Member

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    Hey Skip...The boat ramp you're speaking of is a public ramp at Williamstown WV. The Ohio river between the island, (Marietta Island) and WV certainly is not 2 or 3 ft deep, unless you're right up against the banks!! There is plenty of water, up to 18 foot depths, the entire length of the island.