The water is warming up at Beaverdam Park Reservoir, with recent temperature readings between 81 and 83 degrees, but that is not stopping anglers from catching fish, according to Park Ranger Elizabeth Keefer.
One of the park’s regular fishermen caught black crappie and bluegill while fly-fishing from a boat, in a cove, against the shore. Artificial top-water bait has been a hit in catching crappie and largemouth bass from boats.
One angler caught several crappie, sunfish and bluegill using jigs near one of the fish attractors, from a boat. Several anglers have had luck fishing from kayaks using chatter bait and live minnows reporting catching bass and crappie.
Crappie and sunfish have been the most recently reported fish species hooked from the park’s floating pier.
Beaverdam Park is open daily from 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. through Labor Day. The park rents watercraft, sells bait and concessions. For more information, call the Ranger Station at 804-693-2107.
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