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The major change for this past year was, all my trips were out
of a boat. I did some bank fishing but , that was for catching
skipjacks form bait. The Ohio River here at Cincinnati was below
28 feet from mid-May till late November. The spring and up till
mid-May I did not have any cut bait to use. I therefore had to
make do with some unusual baits. This included tuna blood vein,
deep fried chicken skin, seasoned cooked and raw steak. Once I
did get some shad and skipjacks they became my main sources of
For the year I caught: 12 Blue cats. The largest was 10.7
pounds. 6 Flatheads. The largest was 19.2 pounds. 43 Channel
Cats. The largest was 12 pounds. 2 Carp The largest was 7
pounds. 3 Sheephead Perch The largest was 5.3 pounds.
BAITS USED FISH CAUGHT Tuna blood vein Blue cat 2
Channel cat 4 Seasoned & raw steak Blue cat 2 Channel cat 2 Carp
1 Fried Chicken skin Channel cat 2 Carp 1 Cut Skipjack Blue cat
5 Channel cat 10 Flathead cat 2 Sheephead perch 2 Cut Gizzard
Shad Channel cat 1 Flathead cat 1 Cut Gizzard Shad Channel cat 1
Flathead cat 1 Thin fin Shad Blue cat 1 Channel cat 12 Flathead
cat 1 Sheephead perch 1 Chicken liver Channel cat11
Over the year I was SKUNKED 8 times. That is one thing I want
to reduce next year. I normally fish around 4 ½ hours per trip.
I believe if the fish are biting that will give me plenty of
action. If the fish have lock jaw that day then, I pack it in
and head home. I do hope to do better than 2 fish per trip in
2006. I intend to stock up on some more skipjacks for my freezer
during February and March. I already have some packets of shad
in the freezer, so will have cut bait for my early trips in the
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Have been catfishing around the Downtown Cincinnati area of the
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