hey, all....I can second the pickerel fishing - very good at the peninsula, especially the cove side (North, I believe) that ran back toward the road and the little string of ponds. One day my buddies and I caught over 20, using "killifish" on bobbers - used to buy the killifish at a "bait shop" on englishtown rd, almost to the gardens (I lived in the estates) - an ols bearded guy had a "tub" where you could dip out a dozen for $1.00. Fishing below the dam I would catch an occasional eel, sometimes a perch - not as good of fishing as above the dam (bullheads) - or alomg the shore for pickerel. I caught a perch there once that was 13", just trolling a spoon from a buddy's little boat. I think it was the only perch I ever caught there. Never did catch any bass - just lots of pickerel (which we always threw back). I moved away in 1967, but went back in 1989 or thereabouts - went down to the beach area and dam - no problem - saw an osprey over the lake (now, that was something I never saw there when I was a kid - the lake was kinda on the "getting polluted" side then - lots of algae in summer in the middle, weedy, and god knows what was getting into the water from the old factories and brewery - not to mention the little ponds that fed into the lake down by the peninsula - it was not uncommon in the 60's to find empty 55 gal drums in the water - we'd use them to build rafts! doh!...talk about naive....good to talk here, lots of memories!