can someone with some tried and tested experience please tell me how to catch the big catfish at the bottom of the damn wherever i cast it i always get stuck id like to know where to fish from down there and what kind of rig and bait to use any info would be greatly apprechiated
conowingo dam catfishing
No need for a boat right now.Wade go to the farthest point up river as you can get there on shore.The corner is best if the water is coming out there and throw the largest green metal flake twister tails you can find at the dam anywhere there is water boiling up and hold on.Them big flat heads love em.Im walleye fishin up there at night for the next couple weeks.Let me know when your gonna go I can show you the ropes.Been fishing up there for 38 years.Your rig should be fine if the flow is toward the west side but if its in the mid you may need something heavier.
i'm new to the forum, but i have fished up at fishermans park off and on for a while. i just started trying for striper by the dam. i was up there this morning when there was one small running and then it went to 7 small. i was using (3-4") ba paddle tails and then i only had longer curly tails. i was throwing with an 8 ft heavy rod with a 2 oz inline and then about 16-18 inch lead tied to the lure. the short story, guys throwing further than me and shorter than m were catching but i only had it strike. do the shorter curly tails do better? i am pretty sure is was bouncing bottom because i did hang s few times. just seems i am missing something on (probably) technique.
Flies work pretty well too up there. The bait is small up there most of the time unless its the shad run. Use a light jig head and count on the 2oz inline for the weight. You may be missing some bites form the smaller fish but you will need to get used to feeling them hit. The bait shop at the top of the hill is a great place to get what you need. He's pretty straight up with you and has the tackle you need. You will catch plenty of fish in the 8-10 inch range and then some nice size schoolies as well. Once you get the hang of the bite you'll have a blast. Just remember lighter braid will help you cast further as well as detect strikes. Some guys go down to 15# braid but I use mine on the surf as well so I do not go below 20#