Re: RE: Bald Eagle Lake Outflow?
☄ Helpfulby Fish5000 2014/05/15 16:33:06
Take Rt 150, turn onto Sayers Dam Rd, then take right on Ridge Crest Drive, go straight until you reach gated area at breast. There's a wide road which ends at a gated entrance to the breast of the dam which is locked and blocked. I pull off to the side somewhere near the gate to park. After parking you'll have a good downhill walk to reach the outflow area from your vehicle, and uphill walk to return to your vehicle(Several hundred yards). The outflow, like most, does not cater to fishing. There is a concrete outflow box which is fenced on the high side, below the box is a fairly narrow, steep sided channel with large basketball size and bigger rip rap (rock) lining both sides, this channel runs 100 yards or so then widens out and returns to a natural stream bed. When fishing outflows keep in mind, flow rates are subject to change and current will kill you. On a lighter note, I was there with my brother once, a heavy thunderstorm pushed thru soaking us both to our underwear. After the storm, we noticed a lone bald eagle flying over the breast, circling, then landing on the high limb of a towering dead Sycamore tree. We had a pair of steiner binoculars with us and glassed the bird on it's perch for quite some time. It was a young bald eagle, continually outstretching it's wings, to dry them in the wind. It's no secret Bald Eagles nest in the park, go check it out!
"The images of himself and his line kept disappearing into the rising vapors of the river, which continually circles to the tops of the cliffs where, after becoming a wreath in the wind, they became rays of the sun."