Fishing Trips

Variety On The Ohio

The Ohio River is not known for its great bass fishing, but it is home to a variety of fish. I spent a few hours fishing near Cincinnati on Sunday and caught seven different species.

When fishing a river where bites are few and far between, I like to use baits that not only target bass, but will catch other types of fish, too. This makes the day much more enjoyable, because you are constantly getting bites. My baits of choice are small crankbaits, swimbaits, small soft plastics and jigs.

By using small baits that appeal to a wide variety of fish, I was able to catch largemouth, smallmouth, spotted bass, striper, catchfish, bluegill, and even a gar!

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I caught the majority of the fish on a swimbait. Squarebill crankbaits and jigs produced fish on this trip, too. Small baits will defiantly catch more fish when faced with difficult conditions. Small lures are a great choice and will always put fish in the boat.

Check out my other post about small baits here

Fishing Trips

Slow Night

Not all outings are successful. I fished the Ohio River for an hour and only caught one sauger on a square bill crankbait. I wasn’t expecting to catch a sauger. Hopefully, I can go back and fish for walleye/sauger in that spot and catch some more.

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I fished about as much cover as possible in an hour and never figured out where the bass were located. There was very little boat traffic on the river tonight, which made for a beautiful evening. I only saw one other fishing boat, maybe others knew the fish weren’t biting.

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These are the kinds of evenings that you love to be on the water. It is also the reason why they call it fishing and not catching.