Some Good Catfishing Action !
May 3rd. got my lines in the water later than usual 09:35. I was
surprised how the river had cleared up, but there was a strong
wind blowing up river. Caught a Channel cat on my bobber rod with
filet skip jack from the freezer. It was 4.5 pounds and 21.5
inches. That was all the action for that day.
May 5th got the lines in by 08:20 Set up at my 3rd. spot at
09:50. Since the sun was coming out decided to look in my
backpack fishing bag for the glasses. When I looked up to close
the bag saw my rod getting hammered back and forth. I thought the rod might come out of the holder then it went slack. I picked up
the pole the fish did not come back. I was saying to myself how
could a fish hit a rod that hard and not get hooked. When I
started to wind in the line I got my answer, The fish snapped the
30 pound line. I learned my lesson to keep the reel freed up and
Clicker ON from then on.
Had a few decent taps even made clicker sound. Then they just
peck the skip jack off the hook. Finally at 12:15 the clicker
sounded and this time the fish had the bait. Pulled back and
realize it was avery nice fish at the other end. When I got it to
the surface near the boat knew getting it netted would be a real
task. I just waited him out so I could work the net with one hand
and my rod with the other. When I got it in the boat the Blue cat was one of the bigger ones I ever caught. I measured it out 30 inches and 15 pounds. Took some photos of it then returned it to get bigger. The wind started to blow up river now so was pleased to boat a small channel cat at 12:55 This guy was only 2.7 pounds and 18 inches.
Packed it in for the day around 13:15. All my bites were on
filets of skip jack. So if ANYONE know of skipjack in the
downtown Cincinnati area of the Ohio let me know. Tight lines.
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About the Author: I have been catfishing around Cincinnati for over 40 years. The past 15 used a small fishing boat to check out different spots on the Ohio and Licking Rivers in the Cincinnati area. I have a web site dealing with Catfishing in the Cincinnati area with tips on baits, river stage info and fishing spots from the Bank or boat.