ok i might make some people angry with this but i need to get this off my chest. What happened last christmas was tragic and should never happen to anyone. But if you have seen the dam recently you will notice a big 4 by 6 sign that says no boating, swimming or wading. I understand the boating and swimming that is a terrible section to even think about it. But the no wading??? that is an excellent section of river to fish for smallmouth, largemouth and channel catfish. This rule totally blocks you off from that unless you want to fish from the cement slabs. Not to mention under the falls isnt that deep with a cement bottom and is a great place to throw your castnet to get bait. I have already been yelled at by one park ranger for just having my feet in the water to throw my net. I have been walking this stretch of river ever since i was 5 with my dad and know where to and where not to walk. They will take this dam out within the next couple years but too bad the fishing wont be there anymore. On a summer day your will usually see up to 10 people fishing here but lately i havent seen one. Looks like i have to find another place to get bait.