I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Beaver Dams the Hidden Fishing Jewel
Beaver Dams play an
important part in the environment we live in. They add to the fish habitat
weather it’s in a lake setting, river or small stream.
This particular beaver dam
is a prime obstacle across the spillway in the upper LegionLake in MontgomeryCountyMississippi. Any narrow stretch of fast water in a creek, river,
or in this case spillway will attract beavers to set up home.
This beaver dam serves
not only as a home for a beaver family, but acts as an aquatic food chain for
large and small fish. The smaller fish used the dam as a refuge from the larger
fish which are always on the prowl for an easy meal. This particular dam has
helped to keep the “Stumpy Side” water level, which is what the locals have named the lake, up during
the drier summer months. The stumpy side name is derived from the mass of trees
that was in the area when it was flooded years ago. All that is left of the
trees today on the lake is the actual stumps sticking above the water surface.
Thanks to the beavers for keeping this part of Legion a fishing bonanza for
lots of crappie, bluegill and monster largemouth?
My brother and I actually spotted an Eagle on the LegionLake road one day last year on our way to fish the upper lake. We felt that
the eagle was not there by accident; so my brother did some exploring a couple
days later and found three huge nests off the banks of the Lake. We hope the majestic birds
show up again this year to replenish those nests.
These are huge nest, which
got me to wondering if the eagles use the same nest year after year. After
doing a little research I found they do use the same nest under certain circumstances.