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Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek, located in Madison County, is a small-to-medium sized stream near the Hamlet of Brookfield. Beaver Creek is part of the 3,484 acre Beaver Creek State Forest.

Public Access

Approximately three publicly accessible miles of Beaver Creek flows through Beaver Creek State Forest along the Fair Grounds Road. There are no Public Fishing Rights (PFR's) along Beaver Creek. Access is open by owners; sections of streams posted against fishing by landowners are not stocked with trout by the state. Stocked sections without PFR are open to fishing by willing landowners. Respect their property or risk losing public access to these streams.

General Fishing Information

Stocked brown trout and the occasional wild brook trout are the main game fish. Good baits for the stocked trout are worms, salted minnows, and simulated natural baits like Gulp or PowerBait. Lures to try are spinners, spoons, small plastics (2" twister tails or tube baits) and stickbaits.

Fisheries Management

Beaver Creek is stocked annually with around 1,920 year-old (8-9) and 140 two year-old brown trout. The brown trout are stocked for a put-and-take fishery. Special fishing regulations exist for trout in Madison County, so please review the Special Regulations by County section of your Freshwater Fishing Guide.