Beaver Dam Reservoir
Current Temperature:
81°
Est Water Temperature:
78° (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
29.91 (Normal)
Wind Speed:
West at 03 Knots (3 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:
39.010945
Maximum Depth (ft):
35
County:
Loudoun
Longitude:
-77.538786
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.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Beaver Dam Reservoir Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 78 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
Beaver Dam Reservoir Smallmouth Bass Rating:
4
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Crappie Rating:
3.5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Walleye Rating:
2.5
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye will be starting to get a little slower in this water temperature. With walleye being a cold water fish, they will start becoming fairly lethargic in this water. With the fish slowing down the fishing will be more difficult to find and coax into biting. However they will be feeding and the walleye bite should still be good. This time of year is a good time to fall back to live bait as standard practice for the best bet at numbers and size of fish.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Catfish Rating:
2.5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The entire catfish family is very active and actively feeding in this water temperature. All catfish including blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish will be looking for their next meal. Its perfect time to get on the water and fill the freezer. Good luck out there.
Beaver Dam Reservoir Spotted Bass Rating:
1.5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
Beaver Dam Reservoir White Bass Rating:
2
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Beaver Dam Reservoir Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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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 a new 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:

06:09 EST

Sunset:

20:24 EST

Moon Phase:


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