Beaverdam Reservoir fishing Report
March 9th, 2015
Water level is higher than normal with all of the melting ice
Water temp is between 41-44 degrees, morning to afternoon
The daffodils are blooming.
With all of the ice we’ve had, Beaverdam is thawing. The lake is waking up and the fish are on the move. This past weekend the fishermen were out on the water looking for the Bass, and the crappie fishermen were looking for their fish. On Saturday the lake was windy and cold. No one caught a fish not even a bite, but on Sunday the water was calm and the sun was shining. Some nice size Bass were hitting dark worms in the deeper water, sitting in the old roads. The only action in the shallows have been the pickerel chasing anything that moves. With all of the ice receding the fish will be looking to eat, and with the warmer water they will be full of energy and looking for a fight. The mama Bass will be on the move, looking to fatten up so she can make some babies. The bucks will be showing off. The crappie have remained elusive all winter, but they are coming out of hiding really soon and they will be moving in large schools, especially on the north side. with all of the ice, the north side of the lake has not been accessible to angler, and has been slower than the rest of the lake to melt, but you can bet she will be full of life when she starts to open back up. While the fishing may have been slow for the anglers this winter, The Eagles have eaten like kings. They have been plucking the coots off the ice, literally one by one. Those poor coots.
Fishermen Wisdom- Jerry Jenkins of Gloucester County says “when the Daffodils bloom, the Bass will be in the shallows.”
We love our daffodils in Gloucester County. Enjoy, and fish responsibly! - Michelle
Our Big Bash open tournament is March 21st, the fee is $50 per boat, $45 with an annual boat pass. Space is limited to 50 boats. Call the Ranger Station At (804) 693-2107 or email at Beaverdam@Gloucesterva.info for more information
Beaverdam Park Ranger, Michelle Dawn M-H