Posted by Billy on March 01, 2004 at 16:26:11:
In Reply to: Re: Rigs posted by Jon on February 27, 2004 at 18:53:46:
Jon, there's lots of ways to get hurt fishing a tailrace, but use caution and you'll be fine. One thing to look out for below Wilson is a westerly blow. Where it meets the tailrace flow it creates monster (6'+) waves that are very short cycle, or close together, creating a swamping hazard. I saw my Brittany Spaniel washed to the back of a 20'-6" Stratos fish and ski. Also, up close to the dam, "rushes" can bump you into the dam while you're trying to net bait. The TVA guys are watching to insure you have a life jacket on if you're in the designated area, and they will embarass you without remorse. This is not a one person fishing area, you need one person on the tiller and one fishing, you can't safely do both in the rough area. Make a run, then swap out. Good luck and be safe.
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