Re: Guntersville Dam

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Posted by Red on August 10, 2005 at 11:13:42:

In Reply to: Guntersville Dam posted by SkeeterSX200 on August 09, 2005 at 19:11:11:

The fish below the Big G dam stage/hold down river several hundred yards in the slack water and then about twlight they move up to the Dam to feed. The feeding frenzy may only last 45 minutes until after dark.

The big predator fish make passes, they do not just sit in the current waiting on the shad.

When you see the yellow tails periodically show up, then the predator fish are close behind.

It is pretty amazing when a large school of shad run up to the dam and the stripe are behind/below them and start feeding near the top of the water.

I have seen the shad clear the surface of the water as well as the stripe right behind them also clear the water.

You can catch them readily on top water or trolling an umbrella rig or free floating
a shad with only a hook, no weight.

It is also better when you have one person to drive the boat (with the big motor) to hold a spot while the other person fishes, then take turns. This is very effective. Otherwise,
the current will push you off the hot spots that are up close to the dam in the break line created by the turbines. This break line cannot be cast to and held on from the wall.

I plan to be up there tonight racking them in.

Bottom line, there are not as many fish below the Big G as there are below Wheeler, Wilson or Pickwick (IMO).

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