Beaver Dam Lake, Dodge County

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9/13/15 @ 11:29 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Fished tonight from 6:30P to 9:30P. So much wind - I spent all my time fishing in protected bays and behind islands . . . places I normally wouldn't try. I could have been pleasantly surprised - but wasn't. Got skunked! Not even a bite. It's all about location - especially post spawn. One good thing - - I don't have to clean fish. Blush

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9/13/15 @ 8:28 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Catn, are you using stink bait for den cats.? I ask cause I might go out to BDL. this weeks and give it a try. I smoke all my channel cats. The oil in them keep my arthritis down to a minimum.

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9/12/15 @ 10:55 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent
Fished cats from 6P-9P. I intended to fish later into the night - but forgot the NASCAR race was on. I wanted to listen to the last part of that. Caught my limit though; no fish smaller than 18 inches. Four fish at 24 inches, but nothing larger. New moon phase; solunar 4-star night; caught the minor from 8P-9P; it all added up to a good night albeit a short one. Caught a sow of a bullhead too . . . almost 16 inches long. He went back in where he came from! Kiss

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9/11/15 @ 1:54 PM
big walleye master
big walleye master
USER since 6/1/13
Weres a good spot for shore fishing

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9/10/15 @ 6:43 PM
catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11
I'm beginning to think that they just die of old age - cause no one really targets 'em on BDL. The solunar forecast for this weekend is rated 4-stars. I'm gonna try to get out there for a night. I had a brute on about 5 years ago around by Middle Island at around 1:00 AM. Never got it to the boat. Some may consider that to be ancient history. But, one thing I've learned about cat'n . . . looking at the past is how you look into the future.

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9/10/15 @ 6:14 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
Catnround, if you are only getting small channel cats it may be cause the big ones died from winter kill. Not sure though.

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9/10/15 @ 5:28 PM
big walleye master
big walleye master
USER since 6/1/13
Where can i get cats from shore any game fish below the dam

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9/9/15 @ 8:27 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80º F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80º F
Late this morning for a few hours I took the wife boating and cat'n. Despite the "handicap," resulting in a lot of missed bites, cross and tangled lines, etc., we still managed 10 nice cats. None smaller than 18". I've caught approximately 100 cats out of BDL this year and have yet to break the 24" mark. I believe a night-time trip is in order using larger bait and/or fishing more remote or secluded areas to get something near a 30 incher. I've caught 'em in years past - so I don't know what's up this year? Speechless

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9/8/15 @ 12:42 AM
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eyecatfish
eyecatfish
USER since 3/8/14

MOON PHASE (19%)
Waning Crescent
I caught a mess of cats from shore lastnight.

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9/7/15 @ 5:33 PM
big walleye master
big walleye master
USER since 6/1/13
Can you get cats from shore

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9/7/15 @ 3:18 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
A weather window opened up this morning on BDL so I decided to try it. Moderate WSW winds made me try ENE bays and shoreline. Caught a limit of cats after I found the right one. Size though was a tick below recent average. All fish between 16-21. However, did catch a bonus 20" walleye. Hung bait below a bobber about half way down in 3.5 to 4.5 FOW. Wasn't necessary to hug bottom. Fish aggressive with all the wave action. Labor Day? Wasn't laborious at all. Big Smile

Edited on 9/7/15 5:33 PM
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9/5/15 @ 2:11 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went cat'n on BDL yesterday morning and again this morning. Caught 7 cats yesterday - all off structure. Tried for the first 2 hours off structure again today......nothing. Changed it up - fished on structure and caught all of today's catch. Getting a little warm out there.....warmer still tomorrow I hear. Taking a few days off. Large pack of boats center narrows. Must be catching something...or all the holiday fishermen are just stacking on other boats. Cool

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9/5/15 @ 7:47 AM
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Fsh Fsh Fsh
Fsh Fsh Fsh
MEMBER since 6/29/01

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Foggy

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
looked like a Shanty town off Hickory Point Friday morning 26 boats when I got there at 7. not much going on. I searched a few other spots and managed 4 nice Perch and 3 Nice Gills. plenty enough for lunch. their all out there again this morning.

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9/3/15 @ 2:30 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
Tried cat'n this morning on BDL. From 7A to 10A - not one bite at 5 different locations. Decided to fish for some gills. Caught about 2 dozen around by the islands but nothing worth taking home. Was going to quit at 11:00A - but decided to try one more place for cats. Caught my limit of 10 within the next hour. Off the lake by noon. Location - location - location. Smile

Edited on 9/3/15 5:57 PM
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9/2/15 @ 12:26 PM
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Timmothy A
Timmothy A
USER since 5/17/09

MOON PHASE (79%)
Waning Gibbous
My son is out there right now, here's a "live" report.....boats all over the place, moving from the narrows to hickory point. The bite is slow. Sonny boy has caught 3 over 10 and 10 fish all together fishing solo in 5 hours on the water.

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