Sawtelle Deadwater Professional Review and Guide
"The winding marshy channel of Sawtelle Deadwater is one of the best spots to see moose throughout the summer until late August. Paddling here in early August we counted six, some on shore, others wading in the water and muck. We are told that it is not unusual to see a dozen or more. Prominent fish species: yellow perch.
Look amid the rocks in the outlet just below the dam for the Pectinatella colonies; this area was thick with them when we visited, and we saw a smaller number farther up the deadwater on submerged sticks and logs. Lush marsh vegetation grows along the shores of Sawtelle. Cattail, pickerelweed, bulrushes, arrowhead, sweet gale, bullhead lily, water shield, pond weed (Potamogeton genus), and bladderwort are among the many aquatic and littoral plant species you will see here."