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Nuggets From A Cincinnati Catfish Guide

I attended a seminarrepparttar other week by a local professional catfish guide. This guide

worksrepparttar 138184 Ohio River about 15 miles above and below Cincinnati. His information relates to

catfishing on bigger rivers such asrepparttar 138185 Ohio.

The fishing spot he takes his clients fishing depends onrepparttar 138186 amount of current inrepparttar 138187

river. The pool stage forrepparttar 138188 Ohio at Cincinnati is 26.6 feet. According to him whenrepparttar 138189

river is in pool than catfishing is very poor. He prefersrepparttar 138190 river to be inrepparttar 138191 27 to 28

feet range with some current forrepparttar 138192 best fishing action. Once repparttar 138193 river gets above 30 feet

thenrepparttar 138194 current is too strong for good fishing.

When there is some current he prefers to bait with fresh cut bait. The current allowsrepparttar 138195

scent trail to spread all over torepparttar 138196 catfish. In low or no current conditions he uses live

bait. The vibrations ofrepparttar 138197 live bait will be pickup byrepparttar 138198 catfish in quite waters. Skipjacks arerepparttar 138199 bait fish he prefers for they have a very oily body that produces a

excellent scent trail. The big problem is locatingrepparttar 138200 skipjacks to use as bait. Normally

you just have to fish forrepparttar 138201 skipjacks and load up a small cooler. Then get home and bag

them for a freezer. Shad are much easier to locate and to catch for a fishing trip. Once a

school is spotted just throw out your casting net. He normally makes a couple casts and

has his large live well loaded for his clientís trip.

He uses a simple rig of, main line 30 pound mono, 2-4 ounces of sinker, tied to a mono

leader of 50 pound test. He prefers a 6/0 to 8/0 octopus circle style hooks. He has FLAT

sinker which are great, however they are hard to come by around here.

According to himrepparttar 138202 catfish will be found in 30 feet or deeper holes,repparttar 138203 Garr and other

fish usually do not stay in water that deep. Flatheads are home bodies; hang tight to

structure such as sunken barges, boulders, and sunken trees. Blue cats like cooler water,

stronger current and will suspend.

The action for cats picks up whenrepparttar 138204 water temperature is in repparttar 138205 68-70 degree range. The

day time temperatures are much higher inrepparttar 138206 summer around here. Duringrepparttar 138207 summer months,

the local pleasure boats forces you to fish at night or early morning around downtown


He does watch his depth finder for any big changes onrepparttar 138208 river bottom. To him any sudden

change in depth is what he will check out. He really does not depend on marking fish. Since

he has spent so many hours on this section ofrepparttar 138209 Ohio River he already knows nearly allrepparttar 138210

honey holes. He does suggest only checking outrepparttar 138211 area ofrepparttar 138212 river between New Richmond

and North Bend Ohio. Along that stretch of river pay special attention to outside bends of

the river. If there is a local heavy rain, checkrepparttar 138213 storm sewers that flow intorepparttar 138214 river.

That stuff washing intorepparttar 138215 river sets off a dinner bell response to catfish, and they put

onrepparttar 138216 feed bag.

Hopefully, these nuggets of information from a professional catfish guide will put more and

bigger catfish atrepparttar 138217 other end of your line this season. Tight lines to all. webmaster for Cincinnati Catfishing AND SHOP WITHOUT DROPPING Over700Bargings4YOU

Have been catfishing around the Downtown Cincinnati area of the Ohio River for over 40 years. Gone catfishing at Lockport 5 times over the past 10 years. It is the greastest place to catch lots of huge CHANNEL catsfish in North America!!

Why Attend A Clinic

Written by Bill Dunigan

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Hopefully, you will be able to gain enough insight into how best to resolve your particular problems. The clinician is there to help you. The last thing inrepparttar world you should want at a clinic is for your horse to go perfectly or for you to ride perfectly. You are paying forrepparttar 138182 help, so if you are ever going to make mistakes, this isrepparttar 138183 time to do it. That way you can really get your moneyís worth. Ifrepparttar 138184 clinician never seesrepparttar 138185 problem, there isnít much they can do to help you take care of it. Donít be timid about asking questions. I know that when I am teaching a clinic I want questions. That shows me that they are paying attention and have a sincere interest. You may not haverepparttar 138186 chance to work with that individual again so be sure you learn as much as possible. If something is mentioned to either you or another rider and you donít quite understand it, go ahead and ask. I never want a student to go away from any of my clinics without understanding what was discussed.

In summery let me say that one ofrepparttar 138187 aims of an instructor is to impart as much knowledge as they can, in a given period of time, in such a way that each and every rider can improve and continue to grow in their riding and training abilities. As a participant in a clinic you should watch and listen to everything being said. It may not be something that you need right now, but you never know what you might encounter later with your current horse orrepparttar 138188 next one. If you haverepparttar 138189 opportunity to attend a clinic, donít hesitate. There are many very capable clinicians available today in all riding disciplines. Take advantage ofrepparttar 138190 opportunity to work with someone different and if you make it a real learning experience, you just may gain some valuable information that can help you now and well intorepparttar 138191 future.

You have permission to copy and reuse this article provided there are no changes made torepparttar 138192 article and credit is given torepparttar 138193 author andrepparttar 138194 link to his website remains in place. Please notify him by email if you are going to use this article. You may contact Bill Dunigan through his website:

Bill Dunigan has been teaching and competing in excess of 40 years. He has taught and competed in Barrel Racing, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Dressage and served as President of a local Dressage Association. During this time, he Fox Hunted four days a week with two different Hunt clubs, one of which he served as Joint Master. Bill qualified six years in a row for the World Championships with the National Barrel Horse Association.

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