COLUMBUS, Ohio - The weekly fishing report provided by the Division of Wildlife of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Ohio reports and Prospects
Scioto County - Anglers have been successful fishing the Ohio River at the confluence of the Scioto River. White bass in the 12 to 16-inch range have been reeled in using cut bait, skipjack, chubs and shiners. Most anglers are using casting bobbers. Hybrid striped bass have also been hitting on cut baits and live baits fished on the bottoms. Most success occurs in the early mornings and hybrid stripers in the 1 to 3-pound range have been caught. Channel cats as well as flatheads are hitting on chicken livers fished tight-line in the late night hours. The river is low with temperatures in the mid 80s.
Gallia County - Channel and flathead catfish anglers have been fishing cut bait and chicken livers along the shallow edges of deeper holes along the river. Hybrid striped bass are still hitting on minnows or minnow-type lures at the R.C. Byrd dam.
Monroe County - White bass fished in early mornings and catfish fished in late evenings have both been hitting cut baits. Anglers report good catches of smallmouth bass in the 5 to 12-inch range caught on twisters and soft craws.