Day 1 Searching tributaries of the Ohio river for schooling fish the creek mouths paided off holding schools of spotted bass while the flats out on the Ohio river had some schools of whites coming threw and leaving as fast as they came. Rob Orr was fishing his blade bait when I here him say “Found them!” my fish finder was lit up like a Christmas tree dropping my lure to get a instant thunk, double header of chunky whites. 48 fish for the day mostly Spotted bass with some rea…lly nice chunky whites mixed in. Nuts and bolts Ohio river 54 degree water temp, tributary was 45 degrees slight west wind bright and sunny.
Day 2 Hitting another spot that looks amazing for winter fishing another tributary of the Ohio. Forgetting my fish finder battery was not the best way to start the day but making the best of it is all you can do, finding some qaulity fish turned my frown upside down. Fish were relating to the flat on either side of the tributary and a rock wall that runs down the Ohio river. Todd Strong was dumb enough to meet me on a early cold morning.
Switching baits kept the bite going all day, jerk baits were bringing the best qaulity fish with the best being just shy of 20 inches. The winter fishing pattern is almost here. Ohio river 54 degrees and the tributary was 44 degrees, party cloudy. ##hobiefishing