Anyone having any luck below the dam, edgewater, water works or hwy 60? I'm in search of cats walleyes and panfish...
I agree perch chaser. I have grown up on this lake and fished it for over 47 years. It is a shallow mud bottom lake. There is good fishing if you go out your time and homework in. Just like my father used to teach, use common sense on what you keep so you have fish for tomorrow. I remember when this used to be classified a freeze out lake. There are allot of factors to look at besides just limits. Such as runoff from the big farms, the shallow water and just pure disrespect from people on keeping everything. To jet skis flying down the shorelines to people and there boats meant for lake michigan flying down the lake throwing mud up from their boats. Common sense is what we need here, not a trophy fisheree..... that it will never be. Time to go fishing and enjoy the lake for what it is.
As far as limits go I think it would be hard to establish any long term goals. You have to remember BD is a shallow body of water which is subject to periodic winter kill and depends mainly on stocking of game fish. It is not cheap to run aerators in the winter, I read somewhere it costs 40K a season and that was a couple of years ago.
Let's take it to the forums before it gets taken down.
Hearing all this does anyone remember a couple years ago when you could go out and catch 20 - 50 eyes casting cranks? When the limit was 15 inches. Is the 18 in size limit the answer forcing guys to keep fish that might reproduce? Maybe a 15- 20 and 1 over 28 slot work better?
I could see them doing the trolling regs for Northern Wisconsin. 1 line a person or 2 per boat max. This would pissed my dad off though. 24 ft pontoon that is set up to Troll 12 rods each side and I have been on the boat when we had 24 rods on Beaver Dam.