Posted by Shad Lips on April 24, 2002 at 11:12:00:
The yellowtails (threadfin shad) are as thick as flies below G-ville Dam, most of which are in the 3-7 inch range. The stripe are not quite as thick, but they are still there and feeding. The main problem is that TVA won't generate consistently. Hybrids in the 3-8 pound range are very catchable and even though I've not caught any stripers lately, I've seen a few in the 12-18 pound range being landed. If you fish with yellowtails use the smaller 3 inch size for the best results, otherwise sassy shad are still catching some fish. The next few weeks should be wide open so get down there, run a blue heron off his rock and get you some. Boats will work too but they won't run off all those herons.
Allow me to get on my soap box for a minute for some venting. Is it just me or are all those buzzards and herons getting to be a problem? I understand that the "DUMMIES" throwing fish on the banks provide food for the buzzards but what could be done about all those herons? I think that they are beautiful birds but they really need some potty training! I feel better now. Good Luck!!
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