Inglis spillway

Discussion in 'LOCAL FLORIDA TALK' started by Swampy, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Have any of you ever fished the Inglis spillway? It's about 45 min's away from me,but I've never fished there.
     
  2. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    no i haven't but if you do let us know how you did??
     

  3. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I stopped by there and checked it out one day but didn't have any fishing gear with me. I checked out the lock and spillway. There is No fishing at the lock and No night fishing at the spillway. I do 99% of my fishing at night,but may give the spillway a try one day.
     
  4. Big Country01

    Big Country01 New Member

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    why do they always make it difficult on a kracker trying to fish.....lol
     
  5. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    I don't know,but they seem to be real good at it. It's a nice place only bad thing is I can't fish where & when I'd like to there.
     
  6. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    The Inglis Spillway
    The Spillway was long the area's favorite convention center, playing host to all manner of exploits, legal and otherwise. At one time on these hallowed grounds, an adventurous fellow could snag an alligator gar, brave the rip-rap in arial feats of bravery, back-hook by mistake 30 pound catfish, attend 48-hour parties, swim with gators or manatees, or both...
    The dangers were few but well known... fire ants, dog bombs, gators, moccasins, diamond backs, drunken-but-heavily-armed local heros, vacationing Northerners, lucky shad-raps high in the tree, Devon slowly and knowingly driving down that hill.

    The Spillway was always a place of private reflection amidst the excitement. Always, you would find some poor lost soul high on the hill, or on the dam, looking deep into nothing. Quiet fishing for introspection or supper. And the water...how perfect. Just tannin-stained enough to keep the outsiders away. Just fast enough to keep the little kids out. Just private enough to call one's own. Never will there be a better way to wash off a day's August Florida roofing than with a quick-splash into those forever waters.

    Today, it is the modern tradgedy. The town ordinance has taken the fire out of the Spillway's belly. Some lousey slop of an intellectual has cut out the Native-American sun carving from the sixth rock at the beginning of the limerock road. No camping. No drinking. No swimming. No fishing. How clean and well-kept the grounds are, now that this proud and reckless native has been domesticated.

    http://www.yankeetown.org/artists/threefish/spill.html
     
  7. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    Cheryl I read that a while back. Since then they have opened it back up for fishing. It's now being ran by the FL Greenway witch is a good thing.
     
  8. Cheryl

    Cheryl Well-Known Member

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    It looks beautiful from the pics on the web. Ever find out if there were cats in there?
     
  9. Swampy

    Swampy New Member

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    It is a nice place,but it's not user friendly as far as fishing goes. Yes there are cats in there C.cats,white cats & bullheads.