I usually fish on the Broaddus side too, the water just gets shallower towards the ends of the bridge. I would suppose either end works.
I have done both, with minnows I just put a minnow on my jig. Just keep moving around until you catch one and then do that again. The white bass around the bridge can be a lot of fun.
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