Man O Man....this is something else."
That's what I said as we approached turbulent waters at Wheeler Dam. Old hat to many fishermen I'm sure, but for my first time up close to a big dam this was a memorable experience. We were looking for bait but none up near the dam. Ended up using the wrap fishin system with a shrimp/menhaden oil cocktail.
Fished Wednesday afternoon and all three of us caught fish. Thursday it was another story. More water was being released plus we fished in the rain until mid-afternoon. Not only was just being here an experience our Thursday fishing was another memorable occasion. I caught one small blue, Another friend caught none, and the ships captain caught one after another all day long. Two of us simply could not get a bite. Reminded me of mullet fishing when one guy is pulling them in and the other is twiddling their thumbs.
We ended up with 41 catfish...a few small channels, one drum which I kept and will eat today to see what it's like, and one small striper. If Juan and I had been able to help do the catching on Thursday there is no telling what the total could have been. Still, we brought home plenty for our families and friends. The largest was a 15 pounder on the scales.
Trip I will never forget. Wish I had done it decades ago so I could have had many years of fishing this way.
Having video issues so here are a few photos