Agree with Tn Larry,I mostly fish from Floating Mills to the dam,mainly because I live on that end,well near that end.I rarely go up river from there,so I really dont know a lot about up river from Hurricane.Have put in at Sligo a couple times,and did ok,but dont know a lot about it.
I fished there recently and caught 12 decent sized Kentucky Brown smallmouth(2-4 lbs). The water was low so I could see the shelving of the rocks really well. I would cast up on the rocks and just work my jig down the shelving and they were killing it. Hope you can land you some too! Good luck!