I have lived here in Northern Kentucky all of my 70 years. I started catfishing with my dad back in the late 1950's. There were a number of times that we fished over night with my uncle and dad's friend that combined camping out and the thrill of hooking a catfish during the night. At that time the Ohio River level was much lower with a lot of bank area to walk along. My dad referred to this as “hunting the catfish down". Now with large dams on the Ohio River the open river bank areas are very small.
I fished from the bank most of the time up till the 80's. Then my dad and I got a small 14 ft. fishing boat for catfishing. Over the years we fished up the river to places that had ramps to launch our boat. I now fish from the boat within a few miles of the Downtown Cincinnati area of the river. I only fish from the bank when fishing for some Skipjacks for bait. I have the same old boat for my trips around down town Cincinnati. I AM NOT a fishing guide; just an old guy that likes to catch some catfish.
I have written a book "Rod Bending Catfish" containing information about catfishing within a few miles of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. The book covers my 60 years of experience while fishing on the Ohio River for catfish. It has tips on baits, spots to fish and types of catfish around the Cincinnati area. It is my intention that the information in my book will help folks catch more and bigger catfish on their trips on the river. Until next time, I wish everyone "Tight Lines".
Submitted by: Norbert Wormald
Author of Kindle E-Books “Rod Bending Catfish”
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