With a slight rise in the Ohio river I start to get a little excited, where will the fish be? When will they bite?
Hitting the mouth of tribs over two days finding that the cold spell from a couple days ago has pushed most the fish off the flats and into schools on the secondary flat with a few active feeders pushing bait fish up onto the flats. Throwing lipless crank in shad colors I got to see a monster hybrid chase it down in six inches of water only to smash it and then j…ump off.
With the warming trend and a little more rise in the Ohio river the following day brought more active fish and the schools are getting more coherent and predictable at the mouths of tribs. Its such a mixed bag right now with the warmer temps spotted bass and still holding tight to structure in and shallow mud flats.
Its almost prime time we just need some more water another 5 to 10 feet of water on the Ohio river will position the fish just perfect for catching.
Nuts and Bolts Water temp Ohio river 52 degrees, trib 44 degrees, cloudy both days, 45 air temp 1st day, 53 air temp 2nd day