That sounds like a great day on the water!!
Personally, I wouldn't eat anything from the Ohio River or the creeks that feed it.
They're folks that have their dishwater and poo going directly into the creeks. YUK!!
Ya, and there's hundreds of TOWNs that use it for drinking water! Go Figure.
I can't count the guys that I met in the last cupla years that LIVE off the fish coming out of that river!
BTW,,,, the sauger & eyes look just as 'pretty' as the fish that we catch, over & around the Bula GARBAGE DUMPS,,,, AND THEY TASTE JUST AS YUMMY!
(God only knows what's buried down there,,,,)
Well, I don't really want to go there,,,, and I haven't heard of any mass 'Die-Off!!!
If someone gets a terminal illness from fishing,,, ANYWHERE,,,,
It's most likely from the SUN!
LMAO! DON'T GO OUTSIDE!
I'm getting old, I'm retired, and I pretty-much have my 'old' ways to fill the freezer.
I just want to meet some new sportsman, learn/ travel/ visit some different places & try different ways to catch a fish/ frog/ animal!
Let's call it a "Bucket-List".
It just bothers the CRAP out-of-me, when I have'ta say "I've never done that before!"
Heres a quick two cents worth. During a recent farm safety presentation I was doing out in Brown Couty (near Ripley). I had time during some of the breaks to visit some of the other presentations and received an education on water quality and one way to gauge it. Helgrammites,(dobson fly larvae stage),, if the body of water has helgrammites it's really pretty pure as they have the least tolerance for living in a polluted environment. The lady there had several she had just found in Eagle and White Oak creeks. .. Doboy.. I havent fished the river itself much for crappie but i'd be happy to take ya on the water if you get this way and dont bring a boat. Not sure if i'll ever get up to Erie for a swap but thats no big deal.
You mentioned the Yellow Creek. That "It's Buggy"
Are you doing any good, fishing there?
JoeBertin & I hit the whole thing earlier in the year. Caught a couple of drum and I think one smallie. There SHOULD'A been sauger, crappies & bass?
Those deep holes, around the bends, SHOULD be awesome for smallies right
I talked to a guy who should know,,, (He Lives down there),,, he said that the Yellow hasn't been productive for like 20 YEARS! If that's true,,, What's up with that?
I'm concerned, because I fished the Little Yellow, the Beaver etc. up above the NC dam, and done well.
That Yellow should be an awesome feeder creek/ river.