BAITS MOTEL Hello all. Although we are supposed to shut the hell up about the fishing here on Beaver Dam lake, we will go lightly here and give you some idea. First of all, this lake can take lives, no matter how thick the ice is. There is still open water here, yet for the most part, we are hearing up to 11 inches for the rest. Can you drive out there with ATVs, cars, trucks? You would argue with me anyway, so I will say this. You can drive a tank out there on probably most of the lake. The rest you can swim. Now for the good stuff. We have sold out of wax worms twice already. I'm talking many many thousands of wax worms. We have sold out of red and white spikes, and large and medium goldies. I like to hear comments like "I caught 2 24" and one 27 inch Walleye last night, but I won't eat anything over 20" Ummm, I will. Lol. So anyway, we have heard of many walleyes and northerns in the past 2 weeks, and loads of crappies. The walleye bite seems to have hit a slump in the last 2 days. The walleyes being caught were caught jigging small Swedish pimples, little cecils, and forage minnows, all tipped with red or white spikes, suzies, or waxworms, looking for crapies. Must be the action they want right now. Last year, you couldn't fail with Tip downs, jammers, and Artic Fisheman and and a medium golden shiner. It will change. Some yummy cats are also being caught through the ice. We have heard that the carp population is very heavy from the guys out there with underwater cams. Cats and carp. Let's all give the DNR a round of aplaus! As long as I am here, the report we get has been that Fox Lake has been very slow for Walleyes, especially out n the Govt marsh. I'll say no more than this. Fish Tales in Fox Lake has been running out of bait too. Read between the lines for your real fishing report. Lol. I remember a sign in our old fishing camp that said "All fishermen are liars, cept for you and me, and frankly, I have my doubts about you." A word of caution on Fox as well. I have fallen in on Fox a few times over the years. We live on Fox Lake, and I can tell you that no matter if there is a foot of ice there, you can still find a crevice, ice push, or heave to fall into. Years ago, we could drive off of the boat landing in town if there wasn't a pressure crack at Indian Point. Now? Never come out on the channel. Never. We live on the channel across from the boat landing and that ice is always bad. I think that about covers it except for the perch, but this is where I have to leave now. Lol. Actually, I have heard vey little about perch anywhere. Christopher and Carol here at Baits, and Carol at By the Dam.