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I have a question for anyone familiar with the Bagnell tailrace.. I have a little  bass hunter boat with a 3.5 hp outboard.. do I stand a chance fishing the Osage around Tescumbia if they're running water? Or is it like they say in Jaws.. "you're gonna need a bigger boat?" Wanting to get into some cats! 

Thanks for the replies! 

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What's your definition of "running water"?  Mean flows for this time of year are ~15kcfs.  Right now it's running close to 40kcfs.

I wouldn't want to be anywhere above the lock in a puddle jumper boat if it was running over 10kcfs.

Below the lock it gets pretty lazy, but if you go down there on a weekend day when the weather is nice the pleasure boats/jet skis will ruin your day.

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