Arrived at the dam around 10:30. Wind was from the west at 10-15 MPH. Water temp around 75. Bites were fast and hard before fading. Kept getting snagged in rocks. Nearly landed a 3 pound channel using shad. Fishing on a wall , I was reeling the fish in when , upon leaving the water , it gave a good flop and threw the hook:angry:!! There were no additional bites that day. All in all I had a good time and walked away form there knowing from that point forward , I would always have a net.