Beaver Dam Reservoir
Current Temperature:
Est Water Temperature:
45° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.20 (Rising)
Wind Speed:
East at 06 Knots (7 MPH)
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Welcome to 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!
Maximum Depth (ft):
Normal Elevation (ft):
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
6-10 ft
Boat Access:
Dirt Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
Trolling Only
Lake Management:
Army Corps
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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 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.
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.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With Beaver Dam Reservoir at 45 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 45 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Crappie Rating:
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will just be starting their migrating runs from deep river channels toward major tributaries. They will suspend in open water and channels in deep water and cover on the break lines. Crappie will stage off primary and secondary points this time of year while they are getting ready for spawn. Make sure you don?t forget the river channels, especially with structure and sharp breaks in deep water. Some crappy will hang back in this area waiting to come up to the staging areas. Drifting and slow (REALLY SLOW) trolling with jigs and other artificials work great this time of year. Always look for baitfish schools and concentrate more time when you see the bait.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Walleye Rating:
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be staging and getting ready to spawn now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Start looking for pre-spawn fish in deeper waters with easy access to shallow clean water rocky bottoms. Walleye should be feeding aggressively right up until they start laying eggs. This is a perfect time to be fishing for Walleye.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Catfish Rating:
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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.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!


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