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Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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If you checked the local rainfall after I pointed out that record rainfall could be a possible explanation for lower than normal water temps and you then found that such was not the case, that's good info. for your discussion.

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Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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What is so wrong with someone trying to improve a watershed or a body of water? It was stated earlier about people dumping tires and trash into the stream and the local disregard for this creek, what is the issue with attempts to improve water quality or to publicize the resource that it is (assuming PFBC surveys observed a significant wild trout population).

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The trash being dumped in the stream is a on going issue for years and still today and there is no significant population of wild trout in there.

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Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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The trash being dumped in the stream is a on going issue for years and still today and there is no significant population of wild trout in there.


Hook_Jaw I am 100% with you. I mean I'd love to see a better fishery and I'd love to see lower Bald Eagle cleaned up BUT this movement about trout and the dam really came out of nowhere and was truly shocking me. Why now all of a sudden do they want to do something about it? Personally I wouldn't do anything with lower Bald Eagle until Beech Creek is capable of having fish in it. There's more places in need of immediate help at the moment.

Posted on: 3/7 15:53


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I will also add this...Bald Eagle as it is is not a bad place to go fishing. My brother caught a 50" tiger musky out of there back in 2000. I caught 18" smallies from time to time and there are some decent walleyes in there (I've seen 28" walleyes caught). Certain places also have 20"+ trout on lower Bald Eagle. Its not like there are no fish and its not all "junk" fish. Its no destination stream nor should it ever really be. I always viewed it as it was what it was and nothing more. Can you get lucky and catch something amazing out of lower Bald Eagle? Sure can but I can think of a thousand other places better to go in the state.

Posted on: 3/7 16:01


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So what's wrong with some attention to the creek to clean it up and who cares why now. Never been there but just my thoughts on improving waterways regardless if they can hold trout or not.

Posted on: 3/7 17:09


Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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So what's wrong with some attention to the creek to clean it up and who cares why now. Never been there but just my thoughts on improving waterways regardless if they can hold trout or not.


Problem is they are jumping ahead in the process. They should do the cleaning of the stream first. Fix the AMD from Beech Creek. Get the obvious problems fixed first then screw around with the dam flow maybe. I don't quite understand though how the flow of the water below the dam is really going to do much. Its a top release dam so its not cold water coming out of the spillway. Its not like the flow ever stops down stream. Its fairly large water. IF anything it might help fishing conditions within the dam because supposedly they aren't going to fluctuate the levels of the dam as much (lowering to late winter levels in case of spring flooding). Sayers dam is first and foremost a flood control dam.

Posted on: 3/7 19:28


Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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So what's wrong with some attention to the creek to clean it up and who cares why now. Never been there but just my thoughts on improving waterways regardless if they can hold trout or not.


Problem is they are jumping ahead in the process. They should do the cleaning of the stream first. Fix the AMD from Beech Creek. Get the obvious problems fixed first then screw around with the dam flow maybe. I don't quite understand though how the flow of the water below the dam is really going to do much. Its a top release dam so its not cold water coming out of the spillway. Its not like the flow ever stops down stream. Its fairly large water. IF anything it might help fishing conditions within the dam because supposedly they aren't going to fluctuate the levels of the dam as much (lowering to late winter levels in case of spring flooding). Sayers dam is first and foremost a flood control dam.


Got it, misunderstood what was happening, thought that was part of the actions that were being discussed.

Posted on: 3/7 21:17


Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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Check the lists; I just did! It is not on the Class A list below Sayers, proposed for Class A below Sayers, or being considered for Class A below Sayers. End of story.


It was being considered for class A last year. I laughed when I heard it. Actually I heard they even did a fingerling stocking at the spillway. I bet the musky, walleye, bass, and any other larger predatory fish loved that stocking!


It was not being considered for Class A last year. The section of stream that was being considered for Class A is the section that is now on the Class A list. Up until the most recent Class A list Bald Eagle Creek was never listed on the Class A list.

Posted on: 3/7 22:26


Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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Check the lists; I just did! It is not on the Class A list below Sayers, proposed for Class A below Sayers, or being considered for Class A below Sayers. End of story.


It was being considered for class A last year. I laughed when I heard it. Actually I heard they even did a fingerling stocking at the spillway. I bet the musky, walleye, bass, and any other larger predatory fish loved that stocking!


And they stocked fingerlings in that section below the lake once and that occurred in 2017. They stocked both browns and rainbows. They stocked fingerlings in Bald Eagle above the lake many times since 2011. The PFBC is extremely good about providing a ton of information and this is all on their website.

Posted on: 3/7 22:32


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They stocked fingerlings below the dam since 2016. They Must not be that great at providing information or you would of known that and not of said they did once in 2017 which is incorrect.


It would be nice some time in the future to have bald eagle cleaned up in the future but there's a lot to do before that I would think like clean up beech creek which has always been polluted flowing right into it.

Posted on: 3/8 8:36

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Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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It would be nice some time in the future to have bald eagle cleaned up in the future but there's a lot to do before that I would think like clean up beech creek which has always been polluted flowing right into it.


This is what I always thought. If Beech Creek we're to improve, it would help the Bald eagle dramatically I think. Plus Beech Creek would be a great place to fish.

Posted on: 3/8 9:22


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I remember in the 80's it looked like the color of ocean water coming into bald eagle one side blue one side green.

Posted on: 3/8 9:28
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Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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Check the lists; I just did! It is not on the Class A list below Sayers, proposed for Class A below Sayers, or being considered for Class A below Sayers. End of story.


It was being considered for class A last year. I laughed when I heard it. Actually I heard they even did a fingerling stocking at the spillway. I bet the musky, walleye, bass, and any other larger predatory fish loved that stocking!


It was not being considered for Class A last year. The section of stream that was being considered for Class A is the section that is now on the Class A list. Up until the most recent Class A list Bald Eagle Creek was never listed on the Class A list.


It was too being considered for Class A in 3 sections below the dam last year. Look up previous threads on Bald Eagle Creek. We discussed it here last year. They were considering right below the dam, a small section in Beech Creek, and then below where Fishing Creek dumps out.

Posted on: 3/8 9:29


Re: Bald Eagle Creek

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It's like you said John there are trout in there hard not to be with marsh creek being stocked all these years but that's big water and hard to fish good luck fishing to anyone who thinks they want to fish it there's a lot better water around.

Spring creek, fishing creek, penns creek, pine creek, little pine, little J just to name a couple.


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