Beaver Dam Lake, Dodge County

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6/17/15 @ 9:42 AM
gsman36
gsman36
USER since 3/15/02
Is it just me or does the water level in the lake seem low. Looking around the shoreline it seems like water levels are low and then the next question would be why is there water being poured out down river like it was too high? Thought that the dam was to be somewhat closed when spring runoff was done.

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6/16/15 @ 11:12 AM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE
New Moon

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
Went early this morning. Caught about a dozen cats - all released. The later it got in the morning - fewer the bites - until it dried up completely. Minnows worked best. For those interested in bullheads - caught about a half dozen big ones on crayfish tails. Water very clear . . . part of the problem - especially on a sunny day like today.

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6/15/15 @ 5:08 PM
catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11
Ten

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6/15/15 @ 4:52 PM
raven3of7
raven3of7
MEMBER since 1/2/03
Whats the limit on cats?

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6/14/15 @ 7:21 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy
Tried it for a couple of hours this afternoon. Caught a limit of cats - and missed again as many. Minnows & night crawlers under bobbers in about 4.5 FOW. Stayed on the east side of the lake - fewer weeds I think compared to the west; though that's where they were - near weed patches it seemed. Nothing to brag about size - all between 15-20" Spawned out too.

Edited on 6/17/15 6:52 AM
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6/13/15 @ 10:36 PM
jeeprider
jeeprider
USER since 4/15/13
Thanx doughnut I cant remember the spot from last year I caught about 30 at 13-15 in....ms jeeprider

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6/12/15 @ 2:52 PM
donut314
donut314
USER since 3/30/15
If you are looking for bullheads, go now. Was below the dam last weekend and can't keep them off.

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6/11/15 @ 7:08 PM
jeeprider
jeeprider
USER since 4/15/13
What is the best time of year to catch bullheads there.thanx in advance.

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6/11/15 @ 3:34 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent
Tried it last night. Weeds are worse than a week ago. Hate to see what it's going to be like come August. Terrible fishing last night. A few hits but no fish to show for my efforts. Spent more time clearing the motor of weeds and retying cut lines caused by the zebras than I did fishing. Between the zebras and the commercial fishermen removing tons of rough fish that tear up the bottom (keeping weeds down) - it's going to be tough going.

Edited on 6/12/15 11:27 AM
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6/7/15 @ 12:56 PM
SnowSlayer
SnowSlayer
USER since 10/5/14
I hear you about government. Wish they would do jobs they r supposed to do and stay out of everything else. Most of the invasive species come in from other countries. In the ballast water in ships, etc. and others are brought here to control a certain problem without thinking of the new problems they are going to cause. Typical for a bloated bureaucracy!!

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6/6/15 @ 6:31 PM
catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11
SnowSlayer - I wonder if we really need more government in our lives? I don't think government is the (total) answer. However, I'd like to know who monitors or checks commercial fishing nets for invasive species like zebra mussels? Those critters got a shelf life out of water for about a week. BDL being a shallow lake - the clearer water has to or will have an affect eventually on fishing. Perhaps driving walleyes to more of a night bite. A few summers ago I was pulling 2' walleyes out of the algae slime in less than 3 FOW during the day. I don't see that happening now. Then again, I'm not going to miss the slime either :>).

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6/6/15 @ 4:49 PM
SnowSlayer
SnowSlayer
USER since 10/5/14
Catnround, hard to tell what the effect of the zebra mussels will be on this lake. Similar questions were asked years ago about Winnebago. Overall I think they were a positive. Certainly didn't harm the walleyes and now the smallmouth bass are incredible on that lake. Only time will tell. Wish our government would become more proactive when it comes to invasive species entering our waterways.

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6/6/15 @ 4:05 PM
Vexilar 101
Vexilar 101
USER since 1/12/09
Just wondering if anyone found a minn kota terrova auto pilot remote at or near fish camp boat landing. Fished here a couple weeks ago and no longer can find my remote. May have left it sitting on my boat during loading or driving away and it may have fallen off at some point. I know this is a shot in the dark but worth the effort I guess... please pm me or call/text 920 350 2926. Thanks

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6/5/15 @ 1:33 PM
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catnround
catnround
USER since 9/21/11

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous
Finally made it out on BDL with the boat for the first time this year. Took a night trip to do it. Caught 9 cats - missed a lot more. BUT, what's with all the weeds; moreover, the zebra mussels??? I missed at least a dozen bites because my hooks were encrusted with mussels. No wonder why the clearer water and weed growth in areas of the lake that years ago didn't have emergent vegetation. I fouled my prop 4 times, each way, just crossing the lake. I wonder though on account of the mussels - what this means for the lake in the big picture? It can't be good.

Edited on 6/5/15 1:57 PM
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6/4/15 @ 4:50 PM
Addicted2Fishing414
Addicted2Fishing414
USER since 12/27/14
How has the fishing been? I'm thinking about visiting this weekend.

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