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    Ohio River (Tanners Creek)

    Hey guys i have the Larry Watson Championship out of Tanners Creek next weekend August 3rd and 4th. Just wondering what i should be doing. Ive never fished the ohio river. Ill be a Co Angler for this one. So ill have to catch fish behind my Boater. Any help would be great.
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    Just take 3 rods, 1 with a buzzbait, 1 with a spinnerbait and 1 with your favorite soft plastic/jig to flip. Seriously, keep it very very simple, you're going to cover a lot of water throwing at every stick, lay down and stump. FYI, don't expect much, the Ohio in July and August sucks!!! The 3 lowest winning weights in Bassmaster Classic history were on the river in the summer in Louisville, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, all 3 sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterator View Post
    Just take 3 rods, 1 with a buzzbait, 1 with a spinnerbait and 1 with your favorite soft plastic/jig to flip. Seriously, keep it very very simple, you're going to cover a lot of water throwing at every stick, lay down and stump. FYI, don't expect much, the Ohio in July and August sucks!!! The 3 lowest winning weights in Bassmaster Classic history were on the river in the summer in Louisville, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, all 3 sucked.
    Thabk you very much sir. I will apply this. Ill report back on how i do. Its a 2 day event.
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    Good advice from Skeeterator. Larry was a great guy. Good luck!

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    Tanners creek in August is my favorite time there. I usually have my highest weights that time of year as long as the water is stable. But the baits are pretty simple. Like said buzzbait, small spinnerbait and tube/small craw or baby brush hog is about all it takes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeeterator View Post
    Just take 3 rods, 1 with a buzzbait, 1 with a spinnerbait and 1 with your favorite soft plastic/jig to flip. Seriously, keep it very very simple, you're going to cover a lot of water throwing at every stick, lay down and stump. FYI, don't expect much, the Ohio in July and August sucks!!! The 3 lowest winning weights in Bassmaster Classic history were on the river in the summer in Louisville, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, all 3 sucked.
    Good advice here. If I was to add anything to this, I might take a spinning rod with a shakey head in case you get around some rip rap. That be about it.

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    Thanks alot for the help guys. You've given me enuf that i atleast know what to pack out of my boat to fish as a Co Angler in someone elses boat. Thank you and i will apply all of this.
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    I'd add in a SK KVD 1.0 squarebill in a shad pattern.
    Crappie spinnerbaits are solid.
    I'd also consider a small ring worm or ribbontail to pitch to targets. Think 4-6" worms.
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    Black 4 inch ring worm with a white tail has done for me many years ago but all the other suggestions are good river baits also

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    Ned rig is about only thing I could add to what's been posted already.. that being said I've never fished that area of the river, only around Evansville/Newburgh
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