Regional Reports-Midwest

Ohio River

Tim "Doc" Lange of Springfield fishes the Ohio River for catfish more than 300 days a year, and his passion is catching 30-pound-plus summer flatheads. Each August he concentrates his angling efforts at night on the Markland Pool, launching at the Schmidt Field public launch ramp off State Route 52 on the east side of the Queen City and heading for the pilings of bridges that cross the Ohio River between downtown Cincinnati and the Kentucky shore. The downstream side of the pilings offers deep water within casting range of shallows, and an angler can cover both depths by placing cut or live shad on the bottom and waiting for the cats to show him where they're on the prowl for food that particular night. Contact: To request a copy of the free Ohio River Fishing Guide, call 800-WILDLIFE or visit Doc Lange's Ohio River catfish Web site at www.angelfire.com/la/catfish 1971.