Created under the same act (Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District) as Tappan Lake, Clendening Lake is our second stop along the tailwater trail. Located in Harrison County, Clendening Lake and its 1,800 acres of water were created by impounding Brushy Fork on Big Stillwater Creek. Brushy Fork features mostly flatheads but contains a few channel cats. Clendening Lake is particularly known for its flathead catfish populations. We have heard of anglers catching up to 60-pound flatheads at Clendening, Wolfe noted. Parking sites off county Road C-69, which crosses the dam, provide access to Brushy Fork or the Clendening Lake tailwaters. County Road C-69 may be reached from the south via state Route 799 and from the north via state Route 800.