I'm pretty sure it's not a coincidence. As it never fails. But yet again AEP at Smith Mtn Lake has dropped the water level another 2 feet the week waterfowl season starts. Plus they are closing one of the upper river boat ramp due to dredging. So long boat ride if you want to hunt the main river flowing in. Even the other 2 rivers that feed it are a noway in hell are you gonna get up them.... But this is the worst I've ever seen it!!! Every cove I have ever hunted in the past are pure mud flats.... Hmmm sounds like there is a Waterfowler Hater in the AEP office!!!!