Caplinger Dam ‘about to blow’

Posted September 13, 2012 at 11:52 am

Caplinger Report

by Ron Masters

Riverside Bait & Canoe

Fishing is slow. They’ve been running water but all they are catching is a few catfish.

The otter is up here eating fish. We watched him catch crappie, bluegill and shad yesterday, one right after another. He goes under water and comes up with a fish in his mouth. He goes under a rock and comes up with a crawdad.

We watched him 15 or 20 minutes and he killed 10 or 15 fish. He’d take two or three bites and go to the next one.

That’s one screw up for the Conservation. They should never have re-introduced them. They need to put a bounty on them.

We do have a problem. This end of the dam is getting ready to blow out. I’m going to have to get an engineer. I got my son-in-law working on that.

Once we get an idea what is it going to cost, I’m coming to the public asking for donations or whatever. Once that dam goes, it will be the end of Caplinger.

It is registered as a historical site, so there may be some help out there.

Taberville Report

by Bobby Dains

Dains Fish Farm

Fishermen are biting pretty decent. Fishing is not too bad. They are catching blue cats from small to 20 lbs. on cut shad. You can catch fish, but they are not going to tear them up until we get some current.

Some are also selling trotlines for flatheads with gold fish. I haven’t heard of any being caught.

Lake Stockton Report

by Michelle Christie

Stockton State Park Marina

A guy came in this morning. His grandson caught a 15 and 18 inch white bass.

The board shows that crappie are in 22-24 ft. of water hitting minnows, jigs, Ringers and Slab Busters.

Walleye are in 22 ft. of water on gravel points hitting bottom bouncers with worms and drift rigs.

Catfish are biting on worms, liver, stinkbait and shad.

ElDo Report

by Ruth Foreman

R&R Sporting and Tackle

Frankie and the guys went the other night and caught a few white cats in the Osage by Osceola baiting with cut shad. I didn’t get to go.

They are seeing decent sized stripers schooling on Stockton Lake by the spillway at the dam.