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  • Cordell Hull Dam

    Posted by rayzor65 on January 12, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Was planning to try out some of Brian’s waypoints for crappie. When I got to the ramp at lock 4 the water was up and it looked like mud. Change of plans……. went below the Hull, had read some articles about winter crappie below dams. Arrived around 10:30 and started out behind the lock. There were several boats there fishing for Sauger. I dropped a minnow to the bottom then made three turns up. HB was showing fish at 12 to 15 feet in 27 FOW. wasn’t long and I had my first hookup, a nice 14″ plus crappie. The rest of the day caught short Sauger, whites and a couple small LM. Talking to one of guys who was a regular, he said when the crappie are in there you can load the live well up. Its hit and miss and seems to happen more when they are not running so much water.
    After reading Brains report wished I would have went to JPP.

    Good luck to all.

    simplecircuit replied 10 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Brian

    January 12, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Sounds like a better day then what you would have done at Priest. I got a report from one of my guides today. He said Spring Creek was chocolate milk! Couldn’t even see the trolling motor in the water. I did not know we got that much rain. He said it was impossible to fish and that none of the bass or bank fishermen were catching anything. Give it a few days and the springs back there will start pumping out some clear water.

  • simplecircuit

    January 13, 2014 at 8:45 am

    That area below Cordell hull also holds some of the biggest stripers you’ll ever see.
    Especially where the caney and Cumberland join in Carthage. Beasts!

  • Dakota

    January 13, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Is there a dock at any boat ramps near Cordell hull I haven’t seen any?

  • simplecircuit

    January 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    No docks to my knowledge.
    It’s pretty much the same as the Cumberland below OH – no docks at the Old Hickory Dam, Neely’s Bend, Lock 2, New Donaldson [Stones River], then not what I would consider a dock at Shelby Bottoms [possibly the worst ramp on the entire river system [with Lock 2 being a close second after the flood].

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