SOUTHWESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
Lower Ohio and Kanawha rivers - The tailwaters of the lock and dam areas continue to produce. White bass and hybrid striped bass are hitting shad-imitating lures and minnows suspended below strike indicators. Try shad raps, white butterbean jigs, or any similar lures. Fishing is much better for walleye and sauger near locks when the water is up some and slightly turbid if you can catch a sudden rainstorm. A slight rain, cloud cover, and fishing at night are all good patterns to follow for these toothy critters. Sauger and walleye are being caught on minnows and grub-tipped jigs. Try using live and cut bait for large flatheads during dusk and dawn and into the night, you might be surprised what you catch!
Hybrids can be taken on shad imitating lures or rigged live shad using a similar strategy to find the fish.