They're a mixture of 3 to 5 inch buffalo and 3 inch crappie. I can also report the same, dead sea yesterday. Saw 1 nice crappie caught from a boat yesterday and a few dink perch between all the spots I tried. Waaaay too many people everywhere too. Weather brought everyone and their brothers and uncles out.
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41° - 45° F
Tried g ..water works...no action...not a single bite..was the same all over to guys i talked to...dead sea...hundreds of small fish jumping in shorelines..looked like baby carp..not sure though...saw them with flashlight...but looked like 3-4 inch carp to me....anyone else notice this at all lately?
Now that we all have been schooled on limits and short comings of the wardens enforcement. Is the ice going out and when will the docks be put in? I am an avid walleye and perch fisherman, I believe in CPR and 4 or 5 for diner let the rest go unless injured or just keep the injured. I have found fishing on Beaver Dam, interesting and fruitful, and can't wait for ice out just to relax. God bless and good fishing.
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I agree to both aspects of some sorts. A 25 fish limit is a bit high for me, but there are still plenty of fish in the lake and hasn't seemed to affect too much lately. Even with people "double dipping" the effect isn't probably as much as you think, especially compared to what you get from the influx of people from the outside areas that come in and target the crappie and perch in the spring and again in the fall from boats. You get one mediocre report of 8 crappies or something and it's a zoo now almost anywhere. That being said, word of mouth and facebook also spread a lot of information out there and I've had a spot go from just myself catching tons of fish to a ton of people all around you in a day just from posts on here like the one this past fall where someone just comes on here and posts a picture of boats out there without any report with it.
It's just the day we live in and it'll probably only get worse, but more and more people are getting tight-lipped about spots and talking more about what and how rather than where and I love that! It's a very helpful thing to know and there is almost never a need to be right on top of one another. I have no problem talking about SOME things on PM, but even nowadays you get the people looking for a report and so they put up a sob story about taking a kid out or their old father or grandfather or something, not to take away from those that ACTUALLY have someone they're trying to get out, but it's ridiculous the number of people that'll be that snake-like to get a location out of people.
Sorry for the rant on here,
I really do try to leave this to just the reports.
As for a report. Ice is pretty unsafe. Most of it locked up again after the last cold snap, but this is skim ice in areas that had some open water. There was some spots on the lake around bridges or the dam that had open water and will probably be open again by next week. As for fishing any of the open water, last weekend, didn't have a single bite where I tried. There was nothing going on after they raised the water really high either below the dam on the river.
Good Luck and Tight Lines
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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.
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.
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.