I live a few minutes from the river, however, I don't fish it as much as the lakes and ponds near my house. I have a great boat, perfect for fishing the river, I just haven't taken it out on the river (that much) maybe once a month or so. Because the river is so big, it seems that I just kinda wonder around the river, watching my depth finder, and fishing very little. (Essentially, just going for a boat ride) But, I've made up my mind, I want to seriously target the river for all species. (Plus, due to how close I live, it's a great "after-work" place to fish.) Here's the bonus: I live a few minutes from the Greenup Dam, so my options to fish the river is the lower Greenup pool, and the upper Meldahl pool. While I call it a "bonus" the real problem is, "which pool am I more likely to catch fish?" If I fish above the dam the water is deeper, below the dam is a little more shallow, more current. The reason this is an issue for me is because I will not lock through the dam, I'd rather launch at a ramp above the dam or below and stay within that pool. So, I'm seeking help on the following questions: 1. Are fish more abundant above or below a dam (within 10 miles above or below)? 2. With a 20+ difference in water depth, are there any species more likely to bite on one side of the dam than the other, and which species? The fish I will be focusing on are all bass (large, small, striped,white, hybrid), catfish, crappie, carp, sauger/eye. Once I figure out which side of the dam I should be on, I'll hammer down!