Me and a fishing partner hit BDL this morning and killed the cats. Threw everything at 'em (night crawlers, garden worms, leaches, live minnows, & cut bait). And they ate everything! Caught well over 50 cats in 7 hours. Each of us couldn't handle more than one or two rods at a time. Many doubles in the boat and even a couple of triples. Caught mostly males including a good number of large ones. They must be loading up before their nest guarding & baby sitting duties begin. We each took home nine choice, medium-size eaters.
MOON PHASE (37%)
Well I ate my first catfish tonight LOL! It wasnt that bad! Big cats are biting all over the lake from the shore spots. It isnt real fast action but if you put in your time your going to catch something. In 2 hours tonight my kid caught a nice one and I missed 2 giants.
Basically they lowered water levels in the river to aid some construction that was going on somewhere down the river. The fish couldn't handle the lowered water levels though and over 5,000 fish died. Mainly panfish, walleye, and pike.
Just fish below the dam. There's bullhead galore down there. You will have a bullhead on your line in less than 30 sec..... I guarantee it. Above the dam is a good place to start shore fishing & just ask around from there. I catch fish wherever I go in beaver dam but unfortunately 90% of the fish I catch are small.