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Sounds like a fantastic trip. Couple of points

Here is a couple of tips that will even make your next trip better

Ditch the carbon and bobber stop. Tie a traditional  drift rig using 4 lb mono with a tag line to attach your split. No worry about crimping the main line    I’m starting with 4’ of four pound test mono and tying a double loop leaving a 1’ tag section to attach the split on the tag and the No. 8 bait holder on the longer leader section

This does a couple of things. 1st. It puts your weight on the bottom and let’s the worm float free helping keep it out of any moss on the bottom. Carbon sinks like a rock so it’s also a problem in dragging. When your weight is on your main line plus the carbon you will get moss on that bait this costs you bites  You can still catch them no doubt but there is a better mousetrap  

Most all the guides use only the top 1/3rd. Section of the worm to the blood sack and throw the bottom thin paper section away. I like mine hooked in thru the tear and ran out thru the blood sack to keep it perfectly in line. This prevents line twist   If the water is slow you can also inflate the worm slightly. I use a size 8 bait holder hook which also helps retain the worm in the correct attitude 

Lots of different ways to catch a trout. Glad you had a great trip

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Thanks jesters and procraft! I really appreciate it. I fished here before but was during spring/early summer when water was running high. 
I watch one cast pretty regularly and actually how I heard about this site. so I’d like to stop by Lilly’s as well. 

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41 minutes ago, Blackjeepjk said:

Thanks jesters and procraft! I really appreciate it. I fished here before but was during spring/early summer when water was running high. 
I watch one cast pretty regularly and actually how I heard about this site. so I’d like to stop by Lilly’s as well. 

If you haven't read the other thread by Phil you will now have plenty of water to pretty much go anywhere with the gates open pushing 11000cfs.  Should be good fishing up by the dam if we see any shad come through.  I'd at least start with a few drifts from the cable to check things out.

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I had a great weekend of fishing. Thanks for all the help on water conditions. I was worried about not having enough water, when in fact it may have been just the opposite. I caught bows on power eggs. Actually so many that I switched to Maribu  Jigs in black and also peach and did very well. I kept 4 pretty nice ones for tablefare done on the grill while staying at cooper creek, good stuff. I had to cut my trip short due to unforeseen circumstances on the home front. My only regret was not getting to stop by Lilly’s. 

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