Patillac - be cautious when fishing below TVA and Corps of Eng operated reservoirs. Normally you can count on the published release schedules, but be aware that changes in local as well as upstream weather / precip conditions influence short-term release decisions.
My advice for fishing a TVA tailwater is to check generating schedules before you leave home, mark a spot on an object such as a tree or rock, and check it every 3-4 minutes while you're fishing to see if the water is rising. 98% of the time this will not be necessary, but it's the 2% that will get you in trouble - couple of personal scary tales from the Holston and Clinch to support this!!
Last edited by psnapp; 02-23-2007 at 09:51 PM..