Beaver Dam Reservoir
Current Temperature:
41°
Est Water Temperature:
59° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.28 (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Beaver Dam Reservoir fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Beaver Dam Reservoir water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Virginia
Latitude:
39.01095
Maximum Depth (ft):
35
County:
Loudoun
Longitude:
-77.53879
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
350
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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Guest
2015-04-21
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 5
Water Temperature: 67
Beaverdam Reservoir Fishing Report April 20th, 2015 Submitted by, Park Ranger Michelle The water temp this week is holding steady at 66 degrees in most of the lake. At 10 feet the water is 61 degrees. The pool is full and the grass is low. The water clarity is three feet when the sun is shining. The lake has begun to spawn finally after a confusing season. Many of the bigger Bass have bedded down deep in 6-8 feet of water, while many of the 3-4 pound bucks have bedded down near the shoreline. This past Saturday, April 18th we hosted our second tournament to the Big Bash open Bass tournament series. Thirty four Teams entered the Tournament and 131 bass were weighed and released. The Biggest fish of the day went to Robert Countiss with 6 pounds 8 ounces. She was a pretty female feeding underneath a fallen tree. Robert said his bait looked like a caterpillar falling off the tree into the water. First Place of the day went to Gloucester County Anglers Quillie and Robert Countiss with a 16.8 lb bag. The boys took their chances and rode the pattern of the shoreline, staying in 5 feet of water. Second Place went Steve Harger and Brian West also of Gloucester county with a 14.5 lb bag. Brian said they caught most of their fish in the shallow flats using soft plastics. Third Place went to Dave Walker and Tom Hodges of Gloucester County with a 14.4 lb bag. The weather was perfect and water was smooth, it was a good day on the lake. Crawdads and Juicy worms are desirable to the bass right now; lizards and frogs are starting to surface around the shoreline, and make a tasty snack early in the morning. Crappie are starting to show up again around the lake in thicker numbers, but nothing too exciting. The dock fishermen seem to have the best luck pulling in the fish around sunset, jigging bright yellow. The bullhead cats have been biting on the bottom mudded down on anything that drops on their heads. Perch are quiet but the Bluegill is all over the place. Many of the panfish are still bundled up in the ponds, feeding off the top water bugs. And those pickerel are hanging out near those bass. So, where you catch pickerel expect a bass nearby, the same way the eagles are with the osprey right now, ready to scoop in on some action. Be careful with those fancy rigs, a pickerel has no mercy. It’s Fish season at Beaverdam. Enjoy and fish responsibly- Michelle For more information about our Big Bash Open Tournament series you can email us at Beaverdam@gloucesterva.info or call the Ranger Station at (804) 693-2107 for updates on fishing at Beaverdam,water temps and upcoming events you can follow us on Facebook at Big Bash Open Bass Tournament Series.
Guest
2014-06-01
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
Beaver Dam Reservoir is currently closed to the public due to renovations. This is a 4 to 5 year project, as of 4-22-2014.
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Beaver Dam Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.7
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 59 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Beaver Dam Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The smallmouth bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again. Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Beaver Dam Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.6
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The crappie spawn should be really heating up now. Crappie prefers to spawn on gravel bottom typically with brush and/or emergent vegetation for cover. If the lake is void of gravel bottoms, find the rocks or rip rap. Crappie will use the larger structure rocks for cover. Cast some small grub baits in the shallows looking for the spawning crappie. Good luck today!
Beaver Dam Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.3
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The walleye are coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding very more aggressive making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Walleye will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into the lake flats and deep structure. It?s time to hit the water. This may be the best water temperature to be on the water. There shouldn?t be too many fishermen on the water this early and there are many species that are hitting their prime water temperatures to be biting very well. Have fun today!
Beaver Dam Reservoir Catfish Rating:
2.3
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they aren’t going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
1.6
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The spotted bass spawn is in full swing now. Fishing will become slower but won't turn off completely. If you are fishing for female bass go with plastics and really slow your presentation and stay around the spawning beds. You should be able to find some larger females and male bass on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding and the fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Beaver Dam Reservoir White Bass Rating:
2.2
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Beaver Dam Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.6
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.

Sunrise:

06:52 EST

Sunset:

17:53 EST

Moon Phase:


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