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Fired up motor and went upriver to a favorite spot and got on inside of a barge to block wind. I did spot a number of catfish so dropped my anchor. Fished about 15 minutes when I saw rod tip take a hit. Picked up rod and felt line get tight, then pulled back and set Hook. The catfish dove down heading for protection of barge. With my stiff pole and 30 pound test line was able to turn fish my way. When he got to surface saw he was a nice Channel cat. Once I got him in boat was able to check his size. Weight was 6.5 pounds and 25 inches long. I took 2 photos of me holding him via a self-timing camera. Hopefully they will turn out O.K. for I have a jury rig set up to support camera for taking such photos. Fish for around 20 more minutes, but no more bites.
Made up my mind to get off Ohio River and get out of wind, so went up Licking River. Did spot a few fish with fish-finder, stopped to try my luck.. These fish also were not interested in my tasteful offerings. Took my boat up river to check out Banklick Creek. The creek was a little deeper than I expected 6-7 feet. I as very disappointed by not locating ANY fish as I scoured area. Turned boat back into Licking headed for ramp to call it a day.
Two days with a total of 10 hours of fishing, tried 13 different fishing spots. I did put in a lot of effort for one bite, which did put one nice fish in boat as my reward. Not all fishing trips are productive, even if a person is using a boat. There will more days to wet my lines in up coming months to hook into a big catfish. I wish each and everyone tight lines.
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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!!