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Land-N-WaterHunterX
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5/10/13 6:43 AM CST
Don't know what happened to the pictures so I'm trying again. Hopefully they show up this time.

Land-N-WaterHunterX
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5/10/13 6:36 AM CST
I'm new to Lake-link as a member but have been using the site for information gathering for years now. MrFishHunter2013's comment was the push I needed to become a member. Sorry MrFishHunter but Beaver Dam is good to catch a lot of cats but, in my book, certainly not so good that it is the place for kings here in Wisconsin. There's one place in particular (in Wisconsin is all I think I can ever tell!) but a few other places where I sometimes fish on, that you can catch several coolers full of a wide variety of fish; not to mention cats with an average keeper size of 8 to 12lbs. Monsters quadrupling that size are caught by me every few trips and I've never seen anyone else out fishing for cats from a boat on the specific body of water I'm referring to. In one fishing trip, I'll have as many quality sized channel and flathead cats as I want to legally keep, plus huge crappie and bluegill, smallmouth bass, rock bass, white bass, walleye, and northern pike. 5 and 6lb cats are too small for me in there and they get tossed back along with most of the fish I catch because I catch too many for one person to clean and stay sane. So one day this June or July, I promise to go there and fish from 8pm till noon the following day and take a clear photograph of my catch just to show the evidence anybody who questions my integrity needs. Meanwhile, just to tickle your fancy, here's a couple of pictures taken last year from two separate fishing trips. 31lb flathead taken along with other fish under him in the cooler but remember that these are only the fish I kept which is a fraction of what I actually caught.

Mr_fish_hunter2013
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5/9/13 7:59 AM CST
I've been to beaver dam alot of times within the last three yrs. I love to fish for cats do to the fight,and best of all there very tasty when freshly cought. Beaver dam is a big lake i've cought pikes, crappies, and some kind of fish that look like a snakehead(but not). The people on the dam is very friendly, i was out last yr, and my boat battery died, so gantlmens w/kids came to your aid.

And if you are reading this thank you so much, i might still be out there..lol

OVER ALL THE BEAVER DAM IS THE BEST SPOT FOR US THAT CALL YOURSELFS CAT FISHING KINGS!!!! Cool Smile Big Smile

catnround
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5/9/13 7:46 AM CST
South American rivers have the Piranha . . . BDL has its own - the Channel Cat! We should get that Jeremy Wade from that River Monsters show and tell him to jump in Beaver Dam Lake (if he dares too). The camera would capture an immediate hoard of thrashing forked tales and whiskers in the water. Jeremy, finally, meets his match Big Smile

ducks forever
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5/9/13 5:46 AM CST
I used to fish out here allot with my uncle when I was a kid (10 years ago)and we never caught a single catfish fishing for crappies and we always did good I went out a couple weeks ago for the first time in 10 years to try out the new boat and caught catfish in all our old crappie spots managed one crappie a walleye and a bunch of catfish they need to do something to reduce the numbers a bit if I go out there again I am going to keep my limit and give them away

Monkeynuts
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5/8/13 9:01 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
You guys aren't kidding with the amount of cats in this lake. I bought 4 dozen crappie minnows this morning in hopes of finding some crappies. Every stop I made I caught 5-10 catfish to one crappie. I fished in 5 different locations with the same results everywhere. Could this be hurting the crappie population or the over fishing by everyone over the last 10 years?

ducks forever
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5/8/13 7:55 PM CST
I agree the cats are insane in here

catnround
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5/8/13 6:24 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Tried for anything big other than cats today. Long story short - cats ate up over $5 in live bait on me and I caught 5 more on crank bates. It gets ridiculous after awhile. It wouldn't hurt for the DNR to increase the daily bag limit on cats on BDL for those that want to take a few extra home. With all the (special) regulations out there - this one would at least make sense. Wondering

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ducks forever
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5/8/13 3:28 PM CST
JVO try up by the tressel we got 2 in a half hour and missed a couple others up there a couple weeks ago

critter4life1981
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5/8/13 12:56 PM CST
JVO...try the shoreline on south end of the lake passed the dam and the sw shoreline between Marlows point and Millers Island. A couple years ago we hammered them on bobber and crawlers. Good luck!

JVO
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5/8/13 10:20 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Good Morning. Been reading a long time, but thought I might finally register and contribute what I can. This is a late report, but in the interest of the board I'll leave the report and then ask my question. :-) After two horrible days up on the Menomonee River near Amberg this weekend, I decided I wasn't going to get skunked for the weekend and hit BD for some cats. I was able to get two, in about two hours but I'm quickly learning that there are better areas that I could be fishing for them. Currently I'm launching out of Fish Camp and just hitting the islands directly in front. Any help as to where they might congregate more on this lake? Out of a different ramp etc? Any help is appreciated, and I'll certainly report back with how I did. PM is turned on if you'd like to do it that way as well. Thanks!

catnround
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5/7/13 5:42 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
So nice out today - I had to go again. Caught well over 30 cats. Released most and gave my keepers away when I returned to the dock - just didn't feel like cleaning 'em; did enough fish cleaning yesterday. Fish averaged around 19-21 inches - two were over 24". At one point I could only keep one rod in the water - the bite was that active! Tried for Largemouth on the side - but couldn't get a strike. Used dead minnows for the cats. Anyone got any tips on the bass? Please PM me. Wink

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catnround
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5/6/13 2:45 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
First time out this year. Just targeted cats this trip & dial in the outboard. Caught my ten - all fish 18" to 24" - used nite crawlers primarily. Found the cats in the usual locations - in the rocks! At least we got some water this year to motor in what would be considered last year as, "in harms way."

[This post was last edited on 5/7/13 at 10:12 AM]
TJPike
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5/6/13 2:22 PM CST
How are the catfish for eating from the Beav ?

A5J
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5/3/13 8:06 PM CST
Mrfun why the need to be an a--hole when people are tring to help?

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