Can you explain the use of the paper clip some more pleas. Thank you though! What about the vultures I was so confused about that signI am far from an expert but I have fished the dam. I usually put my sinker on a loop of mono then use a paperclip ro attach it to my slide. When you get hung usually you will only lose your lead. Place is notorious for snags. Sometimes I just leave my rig out. If a blue hits it Sometimes they will unsnag it themselves. Beware of the Vultures and your car. Good Luck.
Is the 60 yards to prevent the main snagsThe vultures are protected and like to eat the rubber moulding off cars. When I fish the dam I use a surf fishing set up. 12 ft spinning rod 20 pound mono with a 50 pound shock leader. You need to get your bait out 60 plus yards. I use 4,6,and 8 oz bank sinkers depending on the number of gates open.Take a short piece of heavy mono and make a loop for the lead to hang on. Attach your paper clip to the line holding the sinker. Now take the paper clip and attach it to the weight slide on your line. When you get hung up and pull the paper clip straightens out and comes off your swivel. This way you keep your hook. If you are fishing the dam expect to lose alot of lead. Everyone does. You can run three rods so you should always have two working. For me it's worth the aggravation of losing rigs. This spot has walleyes...smallmouth bass...snakeheads...blues and flatheads. Good luck.
Look to the other side of the river. See all those rocks? That is what is all across the bottom.Is the 60 yards to prevent the main snags