The rising water conditions were so intense the TVA had the Pickwick Dam wide open with all flood gates rolling. In spite of this, we had a banner day on the water! Lance Walker and I were able to use the intense current to pinpoint big bass up to 8 pounds in eddies just out off the main river within a few miles of the dam. Our best bait was a 1 oz tandem willow leaf Spinnerbaitslow rolled in 6 to 8 feet of water. It is going to make a great episode of Stihl's Reel in the Outdoors.