Beaverdam Park Fishing Report
Beaverdam Park offers the only public fresh water fishing on the Middle Peninsula.
March 10, 2017
The water temp for now is 54 degrees at 5 feet but expect that to drop over the weekend with 20 degree temps headed our way. The pool is full and the grass has not even thought of growing in the lake yet. The crappie bite has slowed down in ranger creek. Most of the crappie on the east side of the lake have started to bed down and the little fish that could not find a spawning mate are the only ones biting right now. The north side of the lake is starting to see some crappie action now because they are still in the pre-spawn phase. Bass have become more active and are chasing bait. They are getting ready for their Spawn. The spawning season is ahead of schedule this year with the usually warm temperatures we have been experiencing. The crappie are less likely to abandon to their beds if the temperature drops, but the bass might chicken out and go deep again until the temps get in the 60’s. Crappie have been loving the jigs this season, white has worked best. The bass is chasing anything that moves fast. If you are fishing for crappie or bass you are probably going to pull in a pickerel too, they are lurking around the waters hitting anything they can get their sharp teeth on right now, they love when the babies are born in the lake and seize any opportunity to feed. Be mindful if you are using your expensive lures, because a pickerel has no mercy. Bream are in the lake but they are laying low, they know better. They know they are bait for all the hungry fish, but if you are targeting the bream you can find them in the timbers, in the warmth of the lake. Winter is not quite over and the lake is going to go through some changes over the next few weeks, the bite will be on and off, but it is nothing that Beaverdam is not already familiar with. She likes to be different from the other lakes and will keep you wondering what she is up to. Beaver will host our first Big Bass Tournament of the Season on March 18th, registration is open and limited to 50 boats. Registration is $50 before March 15th and will increase by $5 after the 15th. You must fish all five of the open tournaments to be eligible for a free Annual Boat launch at the end of the Season. We are still two weeks out from the big day, it will be interesting to see what the Bass are up to. Enjoy and fish responsibly. -Michelle