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Discussion in 'ALABAMA RIVER TALK' started by huls1, Jan 6, 2008.
any one fish below guntersville dam, have caught several large blues and a few flathead
I have never been there , but i would like to try it out someday.
I have tried Guntersville Dam a few times, however, I have had better luck at Wheeler Dam for big blues. To me Guntersville is a waste of time I would rather spend 30 extra minutes and go to Wheeler Dam. However I am in a great location now on the Coosa River, 10 minutes from Logan Martin Dam and 20 minutes from Henry Neely Dam.
David are you on the north logan dam? Have you had any luck with the big ones there? I have fished that dam once. Are you using a boat or fishing from the pier at the dam? I fish logan all over and have been really wanting to try that dam. I usually fish the bottom side of the south dam on logan and do really well.
I also wanted to invite everyone to come and put your 2 cents in:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Fisheries Section
January 7, 2008 334-242-3471
Public Meetings on State Catfish Regulations to be Held
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division will hold two public meetings to discuss catfish management and solicit input from the angling public.
The meetings are open to the public and will be held:
January 15, 2008
Colbert County Board of Education
1101 Highway 72 East
Tuscumbia, Alabama 35674
For information, phone Keith B. Floyd, 256-353-2634.
January 16, 2008
Guntersville Senior Center
1503 Sunset Drive
Guntersville, Alabama 35976
For information, phone Dan Catchings, 256-831-6860.
Biologists will discuss results from current research on catfish in the Tennessee River and management implications. Input from the public will be invited.
For additional information, contact Keith Floyd at 256-353-2634 or Dan Catchings at 256-831-6860.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabamas natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.
I am north of the dam in Riverside, I have only fished the Logan Martin Dam about 6 times there hasn't been much going on but I haven't fished it since we got rain, when the turbines are running at the Logan Martin or Neely Henry dam I rather fish above it so the bait scent will flow down the main river channel, usually the rod I have out furtherest downstream is the one that get hit from cats following the flow of the river upstream. (Just a little tidbit of info I figured out) I do all my fishing from the bank, docks, piers basically anywhere I can get to the water and get a good cast out.
Yeah the only time I fished that dam I was in my boat and it really got shallow around the dam. I figure the next time I go that dam I will just try from the bank or around the pier where the water boils in. Thanks for the info.
Yeh, below the dams on the Coosa River is shallow even with the turbines on and below Logan Martin Dam. I have caught some good stripers below Neely Henry and Michell Dam with the water running.
Yeah, now if you are looking to catch some nice stripers, you can go to the dam on logan martin and when they open those gates the stripers are attack happy. Me and my brother caught our limit several times in just a short period of time but you have wait til the gates are opening and then it is on. You can call 1-800-lakes-11 to see when they are going to open the gates and schedule your stripe fishing accordingly.
Yeh, I dial that Lakes11 # religiously this is basically what I use to plan out my fishing trips. I like to get there about 30 minutes before they turn the water on if I am fishing below the dam and I get everything ready then start fishing about 30 minutes after the water has been running and everything settles down.
yeah, if you are fishing the dams that number is a must have. I think I am going to the riverside area this weekend and try it out on Logan. I will let you know how it goes.
i've fished the guntersville dam a few times.(my father lives in douglas,AL)
we have done decent and have caught some nice flatheads and channels, but no blue cats.
we always fish near a creek(maybe paint rock or something, i can't remember the name), and do decent.
we also fish near short creek and town creek and do well on channels and some flats, but mostly fish under 15lbs.
i'd like to find some spots for blue cats. or just good areas in general.
seems as if the one blues we catch are under briges fishing for crappies.
James, the reason you are having luck with blues when fishing for crappie or bridges is because the blues tend to stick to deeper water. If you are fishing the creeks for channels and flats, you should have luck with that but if you want to catch blues you will have to fish the river channels and trailraces. Good luck with it. Keep us informed on how you do. To give you a good place to try for blues on Logan Martin. Try around Riverside Marina.
Thanks for the info.
i have caught a few standing on the wall at the dam. nothing big but all on skipjack.