Cincinnati Rod Bending Catfishing ACTION!


View of Ohio River at Cincinnati OhioMY 28 pound BLUECAT Nov.5th. 2007 and a 26 pound blue cat on the bottom of the boat !!


Wet a line and stay awhile!


CELEBRATING over 14 YEARS of providing excellent CATFISHING information for ROD BENDING ACTION in the Cincinnati area of the Ohio River. Blue cats, Flatheads and Channel cats are to be hooked right here in the Downtown Cincinnati river front. I am just an ole retired guy that likes to catfish, I am NOT a catfish guide, I do have a link to a GUIDE for this part of the river on this page if you are seeking a catfish guide trip. Catfishing baits, bank fishing spots, tips from a catfishing guide. Tips for saving money on YOUR catfishing tackle. Information on catfishing baits I have used to catch catfish. Where to go to Catch HUGE channel cats in Canada.


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6-20 My brother & I drove from Cincinnati to the Markland Dam to fish for Skipjacks. We spotted 4 other guys fishing when we walked down to the bank. We watched them fish for several minutes, no fish were being caught. That was not a good sign, but we tried our luck anyway. The swift current caused our jigs to get snagged, resulting in braking off when tried to free them. We never ever saw a Skipjack break water at all.
We Talked with the other guys as they were leaving, no skipjacks and only a few small Mooneyes for all their efforts. Grabbed our ear and climbed back up the steps to the car. My brother & I both agreed that will be the last trip for us to Markland. Too far to run just to waste gas and lose gear with no skipjacks for the effort. From now on we will just try our luck at the mouth of the Licking River.


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6-7-14 update: I got a call from my brother this afternoon. His fishing report was he landed a 20 pound Bluecat from the Ky. bank. His bait was the head of a skipjack. He was worn out fighting such a decent size catfish with over 2 mile per current. The sad part is he did not have his camera with him. He said that was the only bite he had all day. He said the belly was just huge, suggesting it was on a feeding binge. At least there is still 1 decent catfish left west of Cincinnati. Hopefully if the rains do not mess things up I hope to wet a line very soon.



5-13-14 I picked up brother at 08:00 for our skipjack quest. When we got to the river there were already some guys along the bank catching skipjacks. There was a very strong up river wind that made casting our sabaki rigs difficult. The guys there said the fishing action was shutting down compared to earlier.
My brother & I cast our arms off with very little reward for the efforts. Neither of us was able to cast out far enough to get many bites. We left around 11:40 with a total of only 4 fish. My brother caught 3, I landed 1. The 13 inch skipjack caught by my brother was the big one of the day. So there is a little more bait in my brother’s freezer anyway. Seems we have to get larger jigs and make up more of own sabaki rigs for future trips



5-02-14 UPDATE Heavy rains last Monday have driven the Ohio River up to 42 ft.; very muddy, with swift currents. It will be at least another week before it might get fishable barring any more big rain storms up river. It seems we get only about 2 days for the Ohio to be low & clear before it gets messed up again. One bright note we now have a new bait shop open. It is Mike’s Bait Shop at 1017 Monmouth St. Newport Ky. I hope it is able to stays around; it is hard for the small guy to compete these days.

I am still wondering how or when I will be getting my first trip in season. Looks like I will be stuck going out of” Fredrick’s Landing” again this year. The 1 ramp on the Ohio with the same fee is just TOO steep and narrow for me to back down with the big boat.

Results for the folks of that catfish tournament so far this season is not very encouraging at all. The tournament had 9 boats the largest catfish was only 14 pounds!! Commercial Fishermen nets were all over the area from the report I received. Once those catfish are hauled out of the river they are gone forever.

I might try to get some bluegill fishing while the river is so messed up.



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Be sure to support you LOCAL BAIT SHOPS during these rought times as best you can. Once those folks close down there will NOT be anyone to provide that service to us.


Check out all the info about my 2013 CATFISHING SEASON!
The details of ALL my catfishing trips of 2013 AND

A summary of my 2013 catfishing season

Aug 13th. 2013 Talked with some guys that are divers that work on the river, they informed up they have seen the Asian Carp up at Point Pleasant, Ohio. That means these fish are certainly in the Markland pool!!



Professional Cincinnati catfishing guide Dale Broughton puts the cards on the table as how he goes about catching big catfish out of the Ohio River around here. Check outNUGGETS FROM A CINCINNATI CATFISH GUIDE
CATFISH and OTHER GUIDES


Be sure to support you LOCAL BAIT SHOPS during these rought times as best you can. Once those folks close down there will NOT be anyone to provide that service to us.


To save space on THIS page I have move some of my 2012 updates to
Here the UPDATES for my 2012 season.


A GOOD DAY OF FISHING.
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HOW DO CATFISH KNOW?
PLUS LINKS TO OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT CATFISHING on the upper left hand side of the PAGE


Here is the video clip I made of RIGS I use to catch SKIPJACKS for catfish bait from YOUTUBE.



To save space on THIS page I have move some of my 2011 updates to
Here the UPDATES for my 2011 season.


SAVE GAS!! TIME! MONEY!

My Favorite Catfishing Information And Supplies Web Sites


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SHOP WITHOUT DROPPING LINKS


I finally have the summary of my past 2010 catfishing season.
Here the SUMMARY OF my 2010 season.


I have made up a page about BANK FISHING spots for CATFISHING on the Ohio River. These spots are around the Downtown area AND EAST of Cincinnati Ohio. Included some photos to show some of those locations. So check out BANK FISHING FOR CATFISH


I have put up my boat and fishing gear for the 2009 year. Here is a short summary of my 2009 season.


My 15 pound BLUECAT that like red hot smokeys.MY 15 pound BLUECAT caught aug. 18th 2009!


I have put my other trips of the 2009 SEASON on a seperate page. 2009 CATFISHING SEASON

12-06-08 UPDATE I finally checked out my fishing log book for 2008. I had more trips but, caught fewer & smaller fish. Not a great year on the water. For more details check out MY 2008 CATFISHING SEASON


CHECK OUT MY PAST CATFISHING SEASONS


A summary of my 2007 season. It also has the detail updates for this past Fall. Here is the page My 2007 season summary


SUMMARY OF MY 2006 CATFISHING SEASON


All the details of my trips of 2006 are on this page. MY 2006 CATFISHING SEASON


The events that occurred in 2005 !!log book of my CATFISHING for 2005


April 19-20, 2005!! Here are the details of those 2 trips. ALMOST SKUNKED CATFISHING DAY


February 28, 2005 For all the details check out FIRST CATFISH OF 2005


High points of my 2004 season.


I have a page of all the HOT CATFISHING SPOTS WHERE I have CAUGHT CATFISH out of my BOAT around Downtown Cincinnati over past years. Just send me an e-mail requesting the information. I will send the information back to you via an e-mail attachement!

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For all the different baits I have USED for CATFISHING check out. CATFISH BAIT


For proof of BIG catfish can be caught around the Downtown Cincinnati area check out these two pages. Bill's Huge Channel Cat

Josh's Big BLUE CAT


Here is the biggest catfish of 2007 I caught Nov 10 th.2007 right above the HOOTERS in Newport Ky. across from Cincinnati!


MY 28 pound BLUECAT Nov.5th. 2007 and a 26 pound blue cat on the bottom of the boat !!


For tips I have USED to save money on fishing tackle check out.Home Made Bobber For CATFISHING
Here is my way for hooking up a cheap power set for your portable fishfinder. CHEAP POWER FOR FISHFINDER


CANADIAN Catfishing
If you want to catch HUGE channel cats in the 20 to 25 lb range go to Canada. The Red River at Lockport, Manitoba is the place to go!
Catfishing Trip Of A Life Time
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Huge Channel Cat from Lockport Manitoba Another Red River Monster Channel Cat from LOCKPORT MANITOBA!


FREE! river stage information for ALL the rivers in the U.S. RIVER STAGE FOR Ohio River at Cincinnati!


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