The difference in fishing the tailrace this year as opposed to last year is the access point that the power company has made for all the fishermen. Before the access point one had to wade through brush head high not to mention scaling down rock walls and getting out once you got the water was even worse. My hat is off to Alabama Power for the first of three access points that will be created on the tailrace. Another feature that has really improved the fishing is the constant flow of water as opposed to the so call stagnated areas that was evident in years pass. The only time water moved was when the generators were on last year, which was not a good situation for the trout that was stocked. With the constant flow one can dream or pretend he is fishing a stream out west, which at times is what the area reminds of now. There has been some quality trout landed this year, with some measuring
Sorry for the blur image, but my buddy has problems with the camera
What the tailrace looks like when the generators are running, too much current to try and wade
Nice bow, not good image of the trout, but just wanted you to see the quality compared to last year. Last year the trout would have been smaller. I can't say enough about the difference in this place compared to years past. In fact the area was so bad that I had stopped fishing the tailrace because of the water movement.