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Fishing continues to be good at Beaverdam

Fishing in Beaverdam Reservoir continues to be good in July, according to park supervisor Randy Drake. Drake said anglers have been catching largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, yellow perch, chain pickerel and bluegill along with a few other species.

Drake said the bass are still hitting plastic, crank baits and hardware although they have moved to deeper water. Anglers are having good luck bouncing lures down slopes at the drop-offs and trolling in some of the deeper areas.

Shiners continue to be the bait of choice for crappie and perch, Drake said. Anglers have noticed perch driving schools of minnows into the shallows early in the morning. A few nice-sized crappie are also hitting nightcrawlers for those fishing off the pier.

Pickerel continue to ambush live and artificial bait near the weed beds and anglers fishing from shore and off the pier are still having fun catching bluegills, perch, bass and crappie. 

Nightcrawlers and shiners are usually available at the Beaverdam R...

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