I went to Livingston dam yesterday evening. Got there around 6:30 (didn't realize I needed a permit/pass from Browders) and started to the west of the boat ramp. On 5th cast or so, I caught a large buffalo. Maybe 12-15lbs. After a little while, I moved to the other side of the boat ramp and (with the assistance with a new friend who helped me with my set up and retrieve) ended up keeping 22 white bass and 1 drum. Released probably 30 fish. No doubt I caught over 50, but so many were this years hatch... 5" long. Threw back a lot of 9-10 inch fish also.
Basically caught all the fish on a #12 pet spoon about 5' behind a popping cork. Casting and burning it back. No popping, keeping the spoon at the surface. Fly rod probably would have worked great.
Fish stopped biting at 8:40pm. Caught 1 undersized stripper. Most fish came between the boat ramp and the point as you move around toward the bridge.
It was a great evening. Quite a few boats out and I'm sure they were catching easy limits. I read they cut back water flow from 15,000 to 8,000 overnight...
Does anyone know: if i want to be there at first light, do i have to get a pass the day before from Browders or are they open early?
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