Beaver Dam Lake, Dodge County

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3/2/17 @ 12:55 PM
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pike eyes
pike eyes
USER since 12/28/10

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

since everybody is pointing fingers, people bragging on sites like this is worse than people taking twice there limits.

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3/2/17 @ 12:45 PM
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TimboSlice55
TimboSlice55
USER since 8/8/10

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent
I've seen people multiple times catch double there limit on the same day on BD. Usually when you contact the warden they are busy and unable to show up unfortunately. Perhaps under staffed if you asked me? Honestly who needs to keep over 50 fish a day! Its selfish people like this that ruin fishing on lakes. On average it takes a bluegill 6 to 8 years to be 8 inches in length. With over fishing it could take several years for the population to recover obviously. On the bright side BDL seems to have a abundant population of perch, many of which are 10 in or bigger. I still haven't heard of a legal sized walleye being pulled out of here this winter.        

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3/2/17 @ 11:22 AM
fishinmomma
fishinmomma
MEMBER since 4/18/13

Agreed Chert.  I've watched folks catch 100s of fish.  There were only 2 people on the bank fishing when I called the DNR to report it, but when they were questioned their kids mysteriously showed up. They got off because I couldn't prove the kids weren't fishing with them.  The law is the law for a reason. We need to follow the rules or we end up punishing ourselves later.

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3/2/17 @ 10:58 AM
chertboy
chertboy
USER since 2/9/06

That is my beef, there is nothing wrong with the 25 bag limit, does not seem to be enforcement by the DNR, we all know there are people are double dipping, why aren't watching for it .

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3/2/17 @ 9:12 AM
beaker66
beaker66
USER since 1/1/16

I totally agree about bd lake. There is still numbers of fish but not like it used to be. To many people coming out and taking pan fish limits 2 times a day for more than you kmow at a time. I have talked with other property owners and they agree. I have fished this lake for 45 years and can see this lake going back to like it was back in the 70s. 

Edited on 3/2/17 9:13 AM
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3/2/17 @ 2:20 AM
Fishingaddiction87
Fishingaddiction87
USER since 3/2/17

Hi I was reading posted on lake links for a few yrs mostly I use it for finding a hold ice thickness England in people's comments in fishing reports but I must say once I read your post I had to set up an account so I could reply and I must say you hit it right on the money I remember a time when you feed fish Beaver Dam or Fox Lake come home with an eel fish and not feel guilty about it. I've fished this 2 lake since I was a little kid. Some of my best fishing trips were fishing fox lake and beaver dam. Unfortunately Beaver Dam has been on the decline for years. As big as a lake is it's not very deep at all and not built to handle the kind of pressure that it received after the river was drained into it once the shoe factory was remodeled and turned into housing it's rapidly went downhill. As far as Fox Lake it used to be my favorite place to fish and for years I've noticed the crappies when you can find them the size just isn't there anymore I remember a time when you could catch a meal or two 10 - 12 inch crappie nowadays it's more like 8 to 10 inch and that's on a good day the only hope her Fox Lake is the rapid route weed growth it had started last year my only hope is that it expand more and keep More fisherman off of it the type of fishermen that in the spring catching spawning crappies and hitting it twice a day everyday. It's really a said thing to see two lake I live so much turn into what they become. But unfortunately it's websites like this and people posting all they're catching is what puts so much pressure on these legs. I wouldn't mid a size limit on all fish and lower the bag limit to 10 or 15 if only for a short time to give the lake a chance to rebound.

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2/28/17 @ 5:39 PM
krusen_for_carp
krusen_for_carp
USER since 10/7/16

whats carp galore to you 5 carp or 1000 carp? might make a trip to shoot some also can you get a jon boat into the water by the dam?

Edited on 2/28/17 5:40 PM
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2/28/17 @ 1:23 PM
catchnfillet
catchnfillet
USER since 9/24/15

Don't know where open water is? Really? Take a drive, I see open water all over right now

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2/28/17 @ 1:17 PM
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Teamonefishin
Teamonefishin
USER since 11/11/16

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Foggy

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

Not sure where all the open water is that u are refering to.  As for reports from my side..most parks are locked up yet with very small pockets of water accesable.  Hit below the damn and it was a bunch of dink cigar size eyes..and carp galore.  Tried off G..a couple days and nights..notta...dont waste your time..as for the good old days of people pounding the lake for crappies..that has been on the down ward cycle as alot of die off with lack of oxygen for this shallow lake...talked to a few wardens and lake front owners over the past few years about what used to be one heck of a walleye and crappie factory has been declining rapidly over the past few years...a resource can only take so much when it comes to harvest as well.  Fox lake is another example...fish just dont grow big over night..it takes 8 -10 years or more up here to obtain a decent growth for a crappie.  I have been following the high water hatch we had back when the lake flooded back in 2008..that was a phenominal year for hatches..and have watched those crappies grow year after year..there are far from as many as what once existed out of that hatch which are big but far and few.  Consistant pounding from people comming from far and wide day in and out will allways be the main factor..on top of what nature dishes out...fish it as you like as we all like to fish..but keep a good thing a good thing when u have it..and dont give out location as to give the remaining spawners a chance to replenish this once great fishery.(  The few i did catch i kept for crappie burritoes.)was way off the beaten path..but slow was an understatement.  One small walleye about 14 inches and let 2 crappie bigger than 13 go to give this lake hope. THE spot i fished where i actually saw sign of fish was again very off the beaten path..I have been shore fishing this lake for Many a year and just have done my research..alot of mud and work to get to these...any one else have any input on this lake?  I would like to hear if I Am only one of a few who have watched the decline of this lake.  

Beaver Dam Lake, Dodge County Photo
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2/28/17 @ 12:21 PM
JEYESLAYER
JEYESLAYER
USER since 2/8/06

Plenty of open water on Beaver dam. Above the dam might have ice/slush problems though. Water will be very cold and fish will be finicky!

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2/28/17 @ 11:43 AM
Panfish Catcher
Panfish Catcher
USER since 4/12/16

Does anyone know if there is open water above the dam or by highway G from shoreline

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2/26/17 @ 1:41 PM
johnkoutdoorsmen
johnkoutdoorsmen
USER since 3/1/15

I think the video is very helpful keep it up enjoy watching even i rough weekends that you have now and then 

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2/23/17 @ 1:37 PM
Fsh Fsh Fsh
Fsh Fsh Fsh
USER since 6/29/01

The lake is wide open at the north end near Mill Creek, from shore to about 200 yards out and all the way past the point. Maybe I will push the row boat in this weekend. Maybe tonight...

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2/22/17 @ 11:36 AM
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whackmaster24
whackmaster24
USER since 3/23/16

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent
i have never fished beaver dam lake but i was told there is a dam that people fish underneath for walleyes. has anyone fished it yet if so has anyone had anyluck yet? 

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2/22/17 @ 9:44 AM
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sandervitreis rex
sandervitreis rex
USER since 5/1/15

MOON PHASE (16%)
Waning Crescent

Even though it takes me only 20 minutes to drive there I still find this site helpful in deciding whether to expend the effort to fish directly above or below the dam, near bridges with current, or downstream. https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?cb_00045=on&cb_00060=on&cb_00065=on&format=gif_mult_parms&site_no=05425912&period=&begin_date=2017-02-15

For any without much experience fishing the area, days with low flow are usually very tough.

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