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Beaverdam still open for fishing

Beaverdam Park is still open for fishing. Anglers may fish from shore or launch their own watercraft using a self serve system set up at the Ranger Station.

Chain pickerel, yellow perch, largemouth bass and black crappie are being caught from both boats and shore, according to park ranger Elizabeth Keefer. She said crank baits and jigs are working well for anglers. Keefer said one fisherman reported catching a big bass from shore using a fly rod during his first visit to Beaverdam Park. Last Thursday, another angler caught a 6.5-lb. bass from shore on the main entrance side of the Gloucester park.

On Sunday, an angler reeled in a 16-inch-long, two-pound, four-ounce citation crappie from a boat near the Farys Mill Road entrance to the park.

The park remains open with limitations due to COVID-19. For more information, call the Ranger Station at 804-693-2107.

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