all i have is 2 drooper loops. one on bottom to put my weight ( 3 or 4oz.) and then one about 12 inches up and thats where i put a hook or buck tail jig. now as for the rocks. there is nothing you can do about that. thay can help you if you look at it right. keeps you from drifting down the river. now it you dont want to hang up you could use a 3oz river bobber. and fish it about 10 feet deep. that will keep you out of the rocks.but it will be always going down river.Whitney,
I went back Monday then Monday night and I'm getting bites but I keep getting caught on the rocks. How are you rigged? I've got a loop with my hook on it about a foot above a swivel on my main 60lb line. I have 3ft, 12lb 'sacrificer' line with my 4oz weight below that. It seemed except for a couple of fish that I was getting soft bites. And then I lost the few that actually took it and was peeling line. I'm new to this fishing below a roaring dam and its frustrating me. I did see about a 15lb blue roll right in front of me Monday noonish right before the rain.
If you want to fish real close to the dam there is a cable stretched across the river about 200 yards below the dam.I would like to know when does the striper start to run up to the dam and where is a good place to find them below the dam in a boat.