"It would be very detrimental to my business. It would shut down the type of fishing [hybrid striped bass] that I do. But not just my business would be hurt, but the motels and restaurants and a lot of businesses that depend on fishermen, fishing, and tourism," said Doom, adding that, in his opinion, tailwater conditions are dangerous about 20 to 30 days in a bad year. "They say this is about safety. One death is too many. But the Corps has an excellent safety record. In my opinion, safety is not an issue in this matter. There are very few fishermen who try to go [near the dam] when the flood gates are open."