Fishing below a big dam

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by knapperheadmatt, May 17, 2006.

  1. knapperheadmatt

    knapperheadmatt New Member

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    i'm gonna try fishing below mansfield dam and was wondering about the current. mansfield at 278 feet high is the tallest dam in texas, if i'm not mistaken. so the water coming out is always cold. they let water out daily to replinish the river in town.would fishing be better during the release or after?plus there is alot of hydrilla and two bridges within a mile of the dam.how should i fish this?
    matt
     
  2. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Fishing is generally better when the water is flowing. The problem is it has a tendency to wash your sinkers/bait down stream. Perhaps something line a 8 or 10 ounce claw sinker would hold the bait. If not, I'd go down stream to the bridges and try that. In-fishermen says you should either use a short leader or no leader when fishing in a fast current. Makes it easier for the cat to take the bait. LOL either way, good luck.
     

  3. TxRiverman

    TxRiverman New Member

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    Matt you would be better off fishing behind Tom Miller Dam.