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    Meldahl Sauger?

    Anyone starting to catch some sauger and hybrids below Meldahl dam? Also, is the kentucky side open for fishing due to the construction of the hydrodam access?
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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Went above Meldahl and fished the mouth of a couple of creeks.
    One keeper sauger on a gold blade bait. We caught 2 huge drum, both would go 9-10lbs
    a piece. One on a bladebait one on a dropshot w/minnow. No crappie, no bass, no hybrids or
    whitebass. Fishing was slooooooooooow.
    bassky

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Still looking for more reports on sauger for the BIG O!!

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    not to insult your river or anything....but do you guys eat fish out of the ohio river? not being a smart@$$ or anything, i really dont know, ive never spent any time on the ohio so just wondering?

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Water isn't cold enough yet imo. It just got to the 50's yesterday down here. They should start moving a lot more this weekend.

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    I eat sauger and crappie. Stay away from catfish, drum and whitebass.

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Sauger are very sensitive to water pollution.
    Fact is, a lot of the lakes aren't clean enough for Sauger to live in.

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Then why is the Ohio River considered one of the top fisheries for sauger in the US??

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    I'm not eating anything out of the Ohio.

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassky View Post
    Still looking for more reports on sauger for the BIG O!!
    i would say at meldahl lock the temp needs to drop at least 6 more degrees before the sauger go in to full force they are just now starting to catch them at newburgh but in other words a week or two they will be on pretty good!!!!

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfw View Post
    Then why is the Ohio River considered one of the top fisheries for sauger in the US??
    While the majority of lake water (and therefore pollution) remain in the lake, river water (and therefore pollution) is continuously flowing downstream. The fish in a polluted lake remain in concentrated pollution for the majority of its life while a fish in a polluted river will live in a semi polluted atmosphere because the constant flowing of water often changes the level of pollution in any given area of the river. There are times when pollution is less concentrated (and sometimes non existent) in a river, especially after a heavy rain. Pollution in rivers will settle on the river floor during low flow periods, therefore you shouldn't eat bottom dwellers (such as channel catfish, and carp). The Ohio river as well as other major northern rivers are great for walleyes and sauger due to the cooler climate (which walleyes and sauger love) and high oxygen levels that rivers offer. Not to mention the rock bottoms that fish love. Hope this answers your question!!!

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    Re: Meldahl Sauger?

    Makes sense and my family has been eating jax salmon since the 40's ,when the river was really bad and no one has had liver cancer >>>So my suggestion is for no one to keep any sauger .....leave them all for meLOL

    I can catch a walleye out of nolin and a sauger from the River and cook them both up and you cannot tell the difference I promise .The sauger and walleye are the best eating fish in the world in my opinion, the 2nd best is snook and grouper and crappie ...just my 2 cents

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