West Point spilling

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Mike Werner
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West Point spilling

Post by Mike Werner » April 6th, 2017, 6:39 pm

Lots of water in the system. West Point is wide open and spilling 13,000 cfs. Not that unusual for the Tennessee or Cumberland rivers, but doesn't happen that much at the Point.

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Dustin Pate
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Re: West Point spilling

Post by Dustin Pate » April 7th, 2017, 10:12 am

There is a ton of water coming into the system. The good news is the lake will be full when it's all said and done. Bad news....the river run is shot. Holding out hope this crazy current will pull some remaining fish up and once it clears in about a week it will be game on.

Headed to the lake tomorrow to scout around. With them pulling water the bite should be fantastic. We had similar conditions about 3-4 years ago and the late spring bite was incredible. We'll see.

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Re: West Point spilling

Post by Shawn McNew » April 7th, 2017, 10:41 am

Shoot, get up in there with some bottom bait. You can catch more fish that way sometimes if you find where they're holding.
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Re: West Point spilling

Post by Dustin Pate » April 7th, 2017, 11:59 am

Shawn McNew wrote:Shoot, get up in there with some bottom bait. You can catch more fish that way sometimes if you find where they're holding.

Way too dangerous to even think about it. Still way outside the banks and it looks like a floating landfill. The river is at 22 feet right now. That is about 11 foot higher than last week. The highest I have caught fish is around 16 foot and even then you only have about 2-3 places that are worth fishing. I'll definitely be dropping some cut bait the middle of next week on them.

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