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Tactics for tailraces

Updated: March 24, 2011, 8:36 PM ET
By Tim Tucker | BASSMASTER Magazine, September 2005

In the 1960s and '70s the race to harness flowing water for electricity created prime bass reservoirs throughout the country, particularly in the South. Entire river systems were dammed, forming a series of newly flooded impoundments where fish populations flourished.

At the same time, these dams forged a totally foreign fishing environment from the calm waters of the reservoirs on the other side of the giant concrete walls where a fast moving, often violent habitat exists. The sometimes ...

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