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Old 12-30-2017, 04:26 PM
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Does anyone know if a new ramp will be put in on the lake side of the Dam?
This google pic shows some type of structure going into the water, maybe an old ramp?...




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Old 12-30-2017, 04:54 PM
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Used to be a ramp there before they started the rebuild of the dam. The word was it would be replaced once the dam work was completed. That was nothing official just rumors. I donít think they will put a ramp back there. But time will tell. I am 66 years old......probably got another good 15 years to fish......have been told that it will probably be another 10 years before they will ever bring the lake back up to normal summer pool. It was supposed to happen this spring. Now they have decided to do a study on the spill gates...then after the study....which will take several years.....the spill gates will need to be repaired accordingly with what the study says is wrong....LOL. Then no telling how many years to do the repair. I am not sure in the rest of my fishing life I will ever see that lake at full pool again.


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Old 12-30-2017, 05:58 PM
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Used to be a ramp there before they started the rebuild of the dam. The word was it would be replaced once the dam work was completed. That was nothing official just rumors. I donít think they will put a ramp back there. But time will tell. I am 66 years old......probably got another good 15 years to fish......have been told that it will probably be another 10 years before they will ever bring the lake back up to normal summer pool. It was supposed to happen this spring. Now they have decided to do a study on the spill gates...then after the study....which will take several years.....the spill gates will need to be repaired accordingly with what the study says is wrong....LOL. Then no telling how many years to do the repair. I am not sure in the rest of my fishing life I will ever see that lake at full pool again.


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It's a shame, I was excited when I heard they were bringing it back up next year, with all the growth there is going to be plenty of structure and the fishing will be back to what it was years ago, I've only lived in the area several years but have a friend that used to come down to CH from Cincinnati several times a year from the 70s to until a few years ago, he said the fishing really took a nose dive the last ten years or so
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Old 12-30-2017, 06:27 PM
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Iíve been fishing Center Hill since very early 60ís. I left in 1973 but would come back on vacations to fish with my nephews several times a year until I moved back to the area in 2004. To say it has changed is an understatement. Yes you can still catch fish there but it is nothing like years past.

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Old 12-30-2017, 06:28 PM
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I too read or heard about the water coming back up a while back, oh well.
I have moved and am about 35 mins from Indian Creek ramp or 45 mins to Edgar Evins, but seen this on google maps and was just hoping this ramp would open up to save some time. Thanks for the knowledge Randy.

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Old 12-30-2017, 07:25 PM
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Its a heck of a fishing hole. Nice place to catch spots and smallmouth.
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Old 12-31-2017, 10:26 AM
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As Alpha said that is the old ramp. I have heard this is going to be replaced in the next year or two. It should be really nice when it opens again.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:17 AM
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I always enjoyed fishing CH...this was prior to the draw down, I haven't returned since and look forward to it returning to its once productive state. It was my #1 go to for numbers of Walleye in the past.
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