Beaverdam Reservoir Fishing Report
February 11, 2015
Submitted by: Park Ranger Michelle
Water Temp: 42-45 degrees on the surface
Water Level: Full Pool
Water Clarity: Stained
Grass Level: Low
The fishing is good this week in the lake. Big bass have been caught in the deep water as well as the shallow edges. The tiger perch have been have been off the hook, biting like crazy, and keeping fishermen busy pulling up fish from the shoreline. Look for these fish in the shallows and close to the timbers. They are easily enticed with grubs and the yellow twirl tails. Crappie are making a comeback in the deeper waters. They are not everywhere but when you find them they are schooled thickly. Look for bait fish in these areas, if you do not see bait move on to the next spot. The fish are on the move and looking for something to eat. A Chattahoochee jig, spoons, shaky head worms and drop shots are all fair and have remained consistent for producing fish for most fishermen. Put your focus on the timber edges and work your bait slowly as the fish still have no desire for a fast chase. With the days getting longer and the water temps stabilizing over the next ten days you can expect to see the fish on the move in the shallow staging areas and the mouths of the creeks. This weekend we were honored to host fishing legend Don Lancaster at our lake who gave his cast a practice, to hear more about Dons fishing adventures at Beaverdam you can find him on Facebook at Fishing Tidewater.
Our Annual Big Bass tournament series is about to kick off in March, Get your name on the list soon as space is limited. Come on out to the park and tell us your fishing adventures at Beaverdam. We sell artificial and live bait at the Ranger station, we also sell fishing License and rent Jon boats. We can provide everything you need for a day on the lake.
Challenge of the Week: Our Giant 43 pound catfish Waldo is still swimming around the lake, if you can catch this big guy and snap a selfie with him before you release him back into the water, I will treat you to dinner at Las Tunas in Gloucester. Enjoy and fish responsibly- Michelle
Our annual boat launch pass is on sale for $60, and our annual kayak pass is $30. For more information about the lake or our upcoming events you can email us at Beaverdam@gloucesterva.info or call the Ranger station at (804) 693-2107