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Fish being caught from Beaverdam’s pier

Beaverdam Park is not renting watercraft at this time but park ranger Elizabeth Keefer said the good news is that black crappie, largemouth bass and sunfish are being caught from the fishing pier. Some are caught on minnows while others are taken with artificial baits.

One angler fishing from the pier reported catching a few crappie in the 10 to 11 inch range. Another angler fishing from his boat caught a five pound and a 7.5-pound bass. One fisherman hooked a citation chain pickerel from his boat along with some sizable yellow perch and crappie.

The water temperature in the reservoir is 72 degrees about 10 feet down and 74 degrees on the surface, Keefer said. The park is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limitations due to COVID-19.

The park is not renting any equipment or selling any concessions or bait. Motorized watercraft daily launch passes are $6 and annual passes are $60. Self-propelled watercraft daily launch passes are $3 and annual passes are $30.

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