Beaver Dam Lake and River were named after the beavers that were abundant in the area before the lake was formed. 

The community of Beaver Dam stretches along the southeastern shore and each summer more than 15,000 residents celebrate the pleasures of lake life at the annual Beaver Dam Lake Days.  

With an average depth of five feet, the water is shallow, but walleye, crappie and bluegill remain prevalent along with northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass. In the winter there is ice fishing and ice skating. Surrounding hills also provide excellent terrain for snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and tobogganing.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.