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Old 08-03-2007, 08:50 PM
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Default Tailwater stripers

Anyone know of any good cold water tailwater striper fishing in arkansas/oklahoma? Only one I know of is in the Hot Springs area but it's not as good as it used to be. I've heard tell of some on the Illinois River above the Arkansas river but never actually been there.
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Old 08-07-2007, 09:07 AM
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Lower Illinois River where it dumps into the Arkansas usually produces great striper fishing. Although it has been a little slow this year from the record rainfall we recieved. They are starting to catch some stripers behind the dam at Lake Eufaula here in Oklahoma. Its not to far from the Illinois River.
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:52 PM
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Old 08-10-2007, 10:08 PM
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:41 AM
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Haha,,, Love your avatar LC,
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:28 PM
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Old 08-14-2007, 09:12 PM
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and btw what do you mean by tailwater? I've never heard that term, just curious
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Tailwater

Generally,, the cooler waters below a dam
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:58 AM
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Heres a few examples of tailwaters. You will hear the word spillway used interchangeably with tailwaters. A spillway controls the level of water in the reservoir. And the tailwaters are a result of that spillway. Some are uncontroled and are emergency spillway for excessively high water levels. Many can be dangerous when discharging water and should be approached with caution and fished by experienced boaters who know the generation schedules and water levels.

5 second spillway video



Pickwick Lake Dam spillway and Norris Dam Tennesseee



Old Hickory Dam Cumberland River Tenneseee


Old Hickory dam Ohio




A fishing pier has been constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help anglers
exploiting the tailwater fisheries of the Columbus Dam on Tombigbee Waterway Tennessee




Coralville Lake Iowa spillway controls the level of water
in the reservoir and is a popular place for fishing.




Mississippi River Canton Lock and Dam tailwater




CJ. Brown Dam Outlet and Tailwaters Ohio





Lake Berryessa was formed when the Monticello Dam was built on Putah Creek California in 1957.
The Morning Glory Spillway (Glory Hole) is the funnel-shaped outlet that allows water to bypass
the dam when it reaches capacity (1,602,000 acre-feet). Aka bell mouth spillways





An Uncontrolled spillway




Black River Missouri Tail
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Old 08-15-2007, 02:51 AM
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oh cool, good to know. thanks for the informative posts!
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Old 08-16-2007, 11:18 AM
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Man, Those are some dandy tailwaters shots Jim! They are making me froth from me jaws!
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LC, me too! and frothing from's me jaws makes safety fly away if'n yer not careful! ;)




This particular tailrace/boil will make a grown man do silly things, like frothing from the nostrils.



That's Todd of Smack Tackle BTW, and he gets really frothy down below the tailwaters too.
My avatar pic is from this same trip earlier in the day, great water!
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:09 PM
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Did anybody notice the crazy SOB in between the two open gates in Striperjim's first pic??????? Makes my azz pucker just looking at the picture. I really don't feel the need to catch a striper that bad!!!!

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Old 08-21-2007, 10:42 AM
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GEE FREEKIN WIZ!!! Your not kiddin Yaz! I wunder if it got sucked in (abandoned) or if someone is actually in that boat???

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