Help with Guntersville Dam "dangers"

Discussion in 'ALABAMA RIVER TALK' started by puddle jumper, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys going to make a trip over to Guntersville Dam in the next few weeks,, Anything I need to be worried about,, underwater walls "hit one of those with a new prop below wheeler couple of weeks ago:embarassed:" Rocks,,, etc...

    Also how is the boat ramp down there?? Is it safe after dark durring the week " For my truck, I will be well protected,,:roll_eyes:"??
    Thanks :wink:
    Puddle
     
  2. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    There is nothing to hit below Guntersville Dam....as far as the ramps...there safe...lots of T.V.A. officers...
     

  3. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jason,:wink:
    Looking forward to giving it a try down there...
    Puddle
     
  4. lwarren

    lwarren New Member

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    No rocks but watch out for the wind coming up river. I sunk a 16ft alumacraft two years ago running up the river with a tailwind. I hit a big wave and came down into a swirl and down she went... I managed to float her to the shore but everything was wet, gas, electronics, me, my brother, etc...that place is as unforgiving as it comes when the flood gates are open and all the turbines are running it has some real bad waves and swells. Good luck to you and keep a mind of the weather for sure, mother nature can creep up on you there fast.
     
  5. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Loran,
    I was over there yesterday with 115,000 cfs and I would not get anywhere neer the dam with that kind of flow:eek:oooh: it was crazy just to look at,,,
    :wink:
    Puddle
     
  6. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of it running wide open,,,:eek:oooh:
    Puddle
     

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  7. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Man it looked rough with 115,000 running they are pushing 146.000 all weekend,,,
    This rain has to let off soon,,,:eek:oooh:
    I got to get some fishing in,,,:sad2:
    Puddle
     
  8. j.bridges

    j.bridges Active Member

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    The lower ends should be right....:wink::wink::wink::wink:
     
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  9. bamayote

    bamayote New Member

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    wheeler was pulling 194k last weekend WITH the flood gates open! you could feel the breeze off the water in decatur:smile2:
     
  10. redbone

    redbone New Member

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