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erobins4

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Registered: 02/20/10
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I fished the tygart dam today for walleye with no luck what so ever. Has anyone been their recently with any success or could give me some pointers on how to produce out of that area.

Thanks,

Blake 
ccarey

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Fishing from bank or a boat ? Can help with boat info.

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I have a friend that does well from a boat. However, I believe their is a minimum flow that he looks for. I remember him saying below that certain flow is a waste of time.


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What  size boat can the tail waters handle? I have a  16' pan fisher type with a 50hp jet. It's great for the Potomac but never had it any place else. What about using it in the Greenbriar in the Marlinton area?
erobins4

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i was from the shore and the water was very up after the big rain we had, im thinking if i had a boat it would have been much better. There are articles on how good the walleye fishing is there when the water is up.   http://www.wvgameandfish.com/fishing/walleyes-fishing/wv_aa015803a/
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I'm interested too. How big/small a boat would do there? 12' Jon be ok?

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i was from the shore and the water was very up after the big rain we had, im thinking if i had a boat it would have been much better. There are articles on how good the walleye fishing is there when the water is up.   http://www.wvgameandfish.com/fishing/walleyes-fishing/wv_aa015803a/

Good read! And spot on! I've fished 3 of the 4 waters mentioned(haven't fished tygart) and everything that article says is true and if someone did as it said they would catch fish!

I've been going through a walleye withdrawal. Might be time to check out the Tygart

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What  size boat can the tail waters handle? I have a  16' pan fisher type with a 50hp jet. It's great for the Potomac but never had it any place else. What about using it in the Greenbriar in the Marlinton area?

This boat would be fine there ,just be careful because there are some shallow rocks. 265-5953 will give current lake and tailwater info.

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I fished the tygart dam today for walleye with no luck what so ever. Has anyone been their recently with any success or could give me some pointers on how to produce out of that area.

Thanks,

Blake 

During high water there are several nice eddys that form on the city park side of the river. One up close to the dam and another just below the boat ramp and at times are loaded with eyes.

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I've fished below the dam out of my dad's bass tracker 17 foot with a 50 hp and also out of a driftboat and a canoe.  A johnboat with a small gas motor or a trolling motor would be good. 

There are two spots between the dam and the bridge in town at grafton that could be problematic for a larger boat.  In dad's bass tracker I didn't have any trouble getting downstream of the first spot, but upon coming back upstream they had dropped the level a little bit and we "ticked" a few rocks as we were motoring back upstream, but nothing major. 

This is a good place to fish.  I usually just target smallies, but have caught walleyes trout, bluegill, largemouth, crappie, and whitebass out of that stretch of river.  There are a few other species that live there


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Biggest smallmouth of my life came out of there in low low water in the summer.  I've caught 'eyes on jerkbaits and white twister tail grubs on jigheads from the bank during higher water.  As was said, a good eddy forms on the park side of the bank where fish stack up.  Walk up along the chain link fence almost as far as you can go.  It looks like there's nowhere to go, but there's like a brick something or other down next to the river.  There's a path down towards the water right as soon as you get past that, and the eddy should be pretty obvious from there. 

Never had a whole lot of luck in low water there aside from the big smallmouth day (caught quite a few smaller smallmouths and a couple small walleyes that day as well).


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