UPDATE DECEMBER 2010 Meldahl Dam Is under going a MAJOR construction project!! This project will last at least 2-3 years on the Kentucky side of the dam. During this time fishing for skipjacks will not be possible at the DAM. When the project is done then it should be possible to fish from the bank, hopefully the skipjacks will return. Word has it there will be better way of fishing from a walk way that is to be built. But for for now YOU can fish off the SAND bar below the dam. There is a small parking lot that give good access to the sand bar. The big question is when the Skipjacks are there to catch since they come and go form day to day!!
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My brother drove us up to Meldhal dam to get some Skipjacks for catfish bait. It took about 40 minutes to reach the Kentucky side of the dam from Cincinnati. There were a number of guys already fishing for skipjacks as we walked down the hill. Some of them were up on top the dead wall. Four or five were at the corner of the bank and wall. It was too crowded there so we walked down to the rocky area to try our luck.
The back eddy current from the dam had that area all messed up with drift material. We tried fishing at that spot for around 30 minutes. I then noticed some of the guys on the dead wall were leaving.. The guys in the corner area had been catching some skipjacks as I was watching them. The schools of skipjacks would come in and jump all over for about 10 to 15 minutes, then move out. During the lull, I moved up to the top of the dead wall. On top of the dead wall you get a great view of the fish moving around chasing the Shad. The water was much clearer in the corner section than down by the rocks.
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