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Old 06-08-2019, 09:40 PM   #11
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Thanks Bodupp for the info. We checked around those two power structure islands a few times for bait. There was plenty of bait here and there popping on the surface but we didn't have the right gear to catch them. One boat was getting them pretty well trolling and casting. He had a fully rigged catfish boat and a big chest he kept throwing the skipjack in.

In the last video I postedl look closely about 3:02 on the slider bar you can see a couple of whirl pools to the right of the boat as we were going downstream not far from the dam. To me it looked like the water was about 2 ft. below the surface water.

Ate the drum this evening. Tasted fine to me,but it could have been that good Louisiana breader.
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:03 PM   #12
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Used to fish the Columbia dam on the Chattahoochee. It would get pretty narly even with the 'don't cross buoys' set 500' from the spillway. We'd anchor up and it was almost comical to watch my sister get seasick.
Have fished above that dam, but not below. Will be up at Ashford for a couple of weeks in July and taking the boat. That steep ramp at Columbia gives me the willies. Don't let your foot slip off the break on this one, and jam the parking break just in case.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:01 PM   #13
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That video made me think of the one attached below. Have heard about good fishing below Claiborne dam but not much about Millers Ferry.

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Have fished above that dam, but not below. Will be up at Ashford for a couple of weeks in July and taking the boat. That steep ramp at Columbia gives me the willies. Don't let your foot slip off the break on this one, and jam the parking break just in case.
Grew up in the area and hung around till the early 90's. Used to walk on the damn side and catch hybrids after work or take the boat and do our thing.
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My dad was a rescue diver up there for years. Pulled a lot of bodies from that dam doing what y'all were doing....Glad you made it back.
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My dad was a rescue diver up there for years. Pulled a lot of bodies from that dam doing what y'all were doing....Glad you made it back.

I don't doubt it at all. From what I saw if you stay back from the dam a few hundred yards you should be safe. All the fish we caught were downstream from the two big power line structures in the river
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Needed you some Foley spoons and you good have caught Skipjack for bait. You would have also caught all the hybrid strips you wanted.

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Needed you some Foley spoons and you good have caught Skipjack for bait. You would have also caught all the hybrid strips you wanted.

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