Use caution out on the ice and check ice thickness often as you move. Crawford Creek Impoundment - … The edges have 6", while the main lake is closer to 3". April 2018 There are reports of heaves and thinner ice near the big island. Keepers 10-12" with lots of sorting. Out on the main body of the lake it's thinner and the thickness is highly variable. December 2013 Prairie Rose Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Caution the lake aerator is currently running on the north east side near the nature center. Arrowhead Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Black Hawk Pits - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Even though Covid remains a big problem and a big concern, as guides we have been very busy with people wanting to get away and out of their own restricted environment in the big cities. Ice fishing not recommended. Electronics are very helpful in locating suspended crappie. With current ice surface conditions, ice cleats are recommended. Anglers are picking up some walleye in the north end of the lake. There have been some boats using the ramp this week. Lots of small bluegills reported but fishing in general has been fair with most anglers using wax worms and tungsten jigs. 394 were here. April 2012 Caution: Snowmobile races will be ongoing Jan. 23-24 around the lake. Bluegill – Slow: Use a small jig tipped with a waxworm near the edge of vegetation.Yellow Perch – Good: Yellow perch are biting on a variety of baits. The west end of the lake has up to 6" of ice, while the main lake is more variable and potentially unsafe. Trout were stocked on January 13. The daytime bite has been very slow. February 2020 Fishing Report - Andy Fales joins us to talk about Boundary Waters fishing, plus local fishing information. Also expect thinner ice near the spillway and near any inflows. Anglers should use caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. February 2016 Continues to be best later in the afternoon into the night. Owner of Clear Lake Bait and Tackle – Your #1 stop for fresh bait and quality gear. Fish are 4-6.5" and being caught on the bottom. The water level at Rock Island is holding steady at 6.3 feet. 7mos ago - Clear Lake. The City of Bellevue ramp can be accessed as of Thursday but ice chunks may need to be moved or chipped out of the way. District Office at 563-927-3276. Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 15 in the Quad Cities is 6.27 feet and forecasted to stay fairly steady. North Iowa Walleye Fishing Report. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Approximately 7 inches of ice at the east boat ramp and south boat ramp. There are pockets of open water and thin ice along shore in some areas and near the dam. When fishing, anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Green Sunfish, Largemouth Bass, Muskie, Northern Pike, Walleye, White Bass, White Crappie, Yellow Perch, Pumpkinseed and. September 2019 Ice thickness is around eight inches over most of lake. Rodgers Park Lake - Last Updated: 01/20/2021, Iowa Lake (Iowa Co.) - Last Updated: 01/20/2021. Variable ice conditions from 0-5 inches of ice. We have not received any ice fishing or ice condition reports for this pool. Walleye – Good: Anglers are having success drifting fishing jigs near structure or vertical jigging a minnow on the rock reefs.Fish are biting throughout the day, but the best bite is late afternoon as the water warms. Crawford Creek Impoundment - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. The lake is at winter pool of 683.3' and is frozen over with variable ice. March 2013 We have not received any ice fishing or ice condition reports for this pool. Bluegills are being caught north of the pumphouse in the channel. June 2019 I am praying for stability and focus for our government leaders, and for a quicker overall vaccination for all of us who want it. Anglers have had luck with jigging spoons with a minnow during low light conditions near the dredge cuts in the west end. Trout were stocked on January 13. Clear Lake Iowa. Most walleye and sauger angling is now taking place near the lock and dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. June 2018 April 2014 Main channel water temperature is 32 degrees and water clarity is fair. Mississippi River Pool 15 - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Mississippi River Pool 14 - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Twelve Mile Creek Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Yellows are biting on a variety of baits. November 2017 kiwa December 31, 2020 Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to … Use your electronics to locate the fish and stay mobile. Ice conditions are around 10 inches but can be variable. Use caution if venturing out. Wax worms and small live minnows have worked well. Silver Lake (Dickinson) - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, West Okoboji Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Lost Island Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Lower Pine Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Upper Pine Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Most angling activity has been near the Ice House Point boat ramp and near the Gunshot Hill shoreline. The walleye season is open. Ice thickness is 7 inches off the boat ramp. Ice conditions vary from 6 to 8 inches. It's been another great season for Clear Lake and my business, and from what I have seen from this years trips and my most recent trips, 2020 is going to be even a better year than 2019. Most activity has been around the west ramp jetties and over the brush below the cabins. Ice thickness is 7 inches off the boat ramp. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody. Some locations have around 8" of ice with some thinner areas mid-lake and along shore. Use larger baits and change location to find bigger fish. October 2014 A few nice bass have been caught this week. Please check us … Fish up to 8" are being caught. May 2013 Clear Lake Ice thickness is 10 to 12 inches. As of January 20 Central Iowa ponds and lakes had 7 to 9 inches of ice. 393 were here. Try fishing a dead stick with a minnow on one rod and jigging an ice jig tipped with a waxworm or spike. Mississippi River Pools 16-19. Most ice in the district's lakes and ponds is anywhere between 5 -10 inches with the occasional pocket of open water near shore, seams, or thin ice in the main basins to watch out for. Catch crappies with live minnows or glow jigs tipped with waxworms in the evenings at sunset and after. For the most part, ice conditions are ok but take care on areas that have current flow. Fish a small jig tipped with red spikes near vegetation. Ice conditions vary across lake, with averages around 11 inches. There was a question regarding Muskies in Clear Lake. Anglers have been out on foot at the north end , mid lake, and near the south end boat ramp. For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319) 694-2430. Ice conditions vary 9-11.5 inches. The bite has picked up with warmer weather. September 2020 Anglers are able to cross Johnson Slough in the Sny Magill area and many are fishing in Norwegian Lake. December 2014 Ice thickness is 4 to 10 inches. Avoid the open water area by the island, the channel between the little lake and the main lake and use extreme caution if you fish with in the aeration holes boundary. Thanks to a $9 million dredging project completed in 2009 on the west end of the lake, the general health of the lake has improved and that has been evidenced by spectacular fishing. Water levels are currently 6.5 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.0 feet at the RR bridge. Meadow will be a good ice fishing destination this year. The lake has about 2-6" of ice under the snow and caution should be used if venturing out. Find out the latest Fishing information such as latest tips, gear, equipment, also condition's and fishing reports. Perch fishing has also been tough, but once you find them, many quality 9-10.5 inchers have been caught. Ice conditions are around 11 inches with an open hole on the north end caused by geese. Early morning or late afternoon down about 14 to 16 feet in the flooded timber. For complete fishing laws and regulations, consult the Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 29 or the Administrative Code of the Department of Natural Resources. Ice thickness was 8-9 inches in front of the Ice House Point boat ramp. Clear Lake The water temperature is in the upper forties.Channel Catfish – Good: Use chicken liver or cut bait fished on the bottom. The Clear Lake Fishing Club was formed as a non-profit organization to promote the enjoyment and art of fishing in North Central Iowa. February 2015 Try using jigs tipped with a minnow along deep cedar tree brushpiles for Crappie up to 11 inches. Anglers should use caution and check ice thickness often. Try fishing with a jig tipped with a minnow around sunken structure. The bite has slowed. Tuesday, December 29, 2020 The weekly fishing report for the Iowa DNR. We are a bait shop made of fisherman for fisherman that love to fish located in Clear lake, IA. Late afternoon bite has been best. Many smaller fish are being caught in the 4-6 inch range. Use a spud bar to check ice as you venture out. Anglers are catching some quality northern pike on tip-up rigs. March 2019 Casey Lake (aka Hickory Hills Lake) - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. March 2014 April 2015 Three Mile Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Clear Lake Bait and Tackle. Fish over rock piles or brush piles. Ice is reported as 4-8". Not many anglers have been fishing. February 2017 Green Valley Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Try using jigs tipped with a waxworm fished near deep cedar tree brushpiles for Crappie up to 9.5 inches. Please call the shop for the most current report. Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. June 2014 Some reports of largemouth biting on tip-ups baited with minnows in backwaters. There have been reports of anglers catching panfish and northern pike on George Wyth Lake. March 2020 Fishing Report - Local fishing, plus a conversation with Ben Wallace about Brushy Creek, Storm Lake and Black Hawk Lake. Fish 8-10" reported. Brushy Creek Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Caution: a handful of small holes have been opening up lately across the lake. Fish are being caught on the bottom. No fishing reports are available. The DNR stocked roughly 1500 rainbow trout on Jan 20. had to go. A good crappie bite has also been observed. Catch a mix of bluegills and crappies in many community ponds. Ice may be thinner near shoreline. June 2013 Try a minnow or crankbait fished along current breaks. Ice is starting to form but should be considerable unsafe as there is still open water in some areas. I would still use extreme caution if going down-lake of the middle (red barn) boat ramp. Spring branch Creek is a favorite amongst anglers for quality and trophy sized brown trout. The backwaters near Vinton have about 7" of ice. August 2012 North Twin Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Black Hawk Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. Most have been picked up in the SW portion of the lake in the areas all between Provost Point and Ice House Point in anywhere from 3-7 feet of water. Fishing Clear Lake has never been better. All field stations and fish hatcheries remain closed at this time, for further information contact the N.E. Catch wipers fishing jigging spoons with live minnows or minnow heads mid-lake over the creek channel. Fish are 10-13" and no legal sized fish are available here yet. December 2015 Prairie Rose is a top pick for lakes with large bluegills. July 2014 There is thin ice and open water off the boat ramp and along shore in some areas. Most fish are <7". February 2014 My wife and I have spent the last couple of months hunkered down and staying under the radar. Little River Watershed Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Fogle Lake S.W.A. If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062. 41.0 in. Most fish are 6-10" with some 11- 12 inches. Look for suspended fish in the deeper water. The lake is reported as having 6-8" of ice. Try the rock pile just off the shoreline from Gunshot Hill. October 2018 There is open water out from the lodge and beach. The water temperature his near 34 degrees and water clarity is good. Ice has degraded along shore in some areas due to recent precipitation. East Okoboji Lake The walleye season is open. Due to inconsistent freezing temperatures lately, many lakes may have irregular ice conditions as well as open holes. Pick up 7-9 inch bluegills using waxworms. May 2014 Use caution as the thickness of the ice varies. Also, out from the campground in 12 feet of water has been good. On Jan 20 there was around 6 inches of good ice right off the ramp. River stage at Burlington is 8.93 feet. Big Timber has 5-6 inches of ice out from the parking lot. Most Mount Ayr district lakes have variable ice conditions ranging from 3-8 inches of ice. Ice is reported up to 6" but is variable and caution should be used. Cedar River (La Porte City to Cedar Rapids) - Last Updated: 01/20/2021, Central Park Pond - Last Updated: 01/20/2021, Rathbun Reservoir - Last Updated: 01/20/2021, Lake Belva Deer - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Lost Grove Lake - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. The lake is holding a large number of geese keeping large areas of open water and unsafe ice. Conditions on this body of water are variable so use caution and check ice often. Ice thickness on most area lakes has set up well but with the milder winter use extreme caution. Clear Lake is located in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Lakes in and around the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area are producing catches of both bluegill and crappie. Catch wipers below the Red Rock dam casting jigs baited with shad imitating plastics or shiners. Geese are keeping some areas of open water especially near the beach and and dam area. Caution: lake aerator is currently on. Anglers should use caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. Nov 09, 2019 - Clear Lake. The lake also has a small population of large black crappies. January 2013 There have been reports of anglers catching bluegill on South Prairie Lake. Fish average 9 inches. If that time won’t work for you, 12:00AM to 12:00AM looks promising. Tailwater stage at Lock and Dam 18 is 2.78 feet and forecasted to stay fairly steady. Mississippi River Pool 10 - Last Updated: 01/21/2021, Mississippi River Pool 9 - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. There have been good reports of anglers catching a few walleye on the Cedar River, concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. If those times won’t work for you, 12:00AM to 12:00AM looks promising , as does 12:00AM to 12:00AM Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes. Anglers have been out foot traffic only. Followers 460 Catches 24 Spots 23. . As of Jan. 21, the Marquette St. ramp was free of ice. Fish a live chub or shiner just off of the bottom for some great pike action. Approximately 7 inches of ice at main boat ramp and Paul Vonn boat ramp. Coralville Reservoir - Last Updated: 01/20/2021. Pike are biting on tip-ups baited with a minnow or shiners in shallow backwater lakes. Catch trout fishing jigging spoons or panfish jigs tipped with waxworms. For best luck, fish in the main basin in anywhere from 15-20 feet of water. Ice thickness varies so use caution if venturing out and test thickness often. Manchester District Streams - Last Updated: 01/21/2021. A few anglers report good success in the south arm around the road bed. Ice conditions are variable so use caution if venturing out. Lots of small bluegills reported but fishing in general has been fair with most anglers using wax worms and tungsten jigs. Best bite is after sunset. For information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587. Ice conditions continue to be variable. WOW, 2020 A year that none of us will ever forget, but one I personally won't keep foremost in my memory. Viking has a very good crappie population that will provide good fishing this winter. For information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd at 641-891-3795 or Andy Otting at 515-204-5885. 641-231-8028 Share this:Facebook Guide Meeting Location: Clear Lake Bait and Tackle 524 HWY 18 E CLEAR LAKE IOWA 50428 641-231-8028 (Do Not Book Trips on this number) Thank You! There have been good reports of anglers catching crappie on Alice Wyth Lake located in George Wyth State Park. Caution: lake aerator is currently on. Anglers have been out but are advised to use caution and check the ice conditions often as you make your way out. As far as the Covid 19 concerns go, nothing has changed since my last report. The Walleyes are spawning and the Crappies are wanting to come in on the warmer days. Ice fishing is still not recommended out on the main lake. Most activity has been towards the North end of the lake around brush. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Mississippi River. July 2015 Start by trying within 100ft from shore. A few fish around 9" have been caught around brush. The best bite is a half hour before sunset. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. The lake still has some areas of open water in the main lake. July 2020 Fishing Clear Lake, IA on 1/17/2021 will be best from 12:00AM through 12:00AM. Pleasant Creek Lake - Last Updated: 01/20/2021. Ice conditions currently range from 10-13 inches. Ice Fishing not recommended. The aeration system was turned on 1/13 so there is open water on the SW corner of the lake. Ice is of variable thickness. Catch walleyes below the Red Rock dam casting jigs baited with shad imitating plastics or shiners. Remember, you must have a trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout. The dredging project has provided excellent habitat to find fish this winter. Anglers have been catching larger Yellow Perch but with low frequency. Please take 2 minutes to tell us how your summer vacation and fishing … Use caution and check ice thickness often. Fish the edge of the dredge cut with a jig and small minnow. Ice is reported as about 6" in most areas, with less in the center of the lake. There are reports of possible open water and thinner ice near the beach at the SW part of the lake. Please check to make sure there is public access and water available for fishing. The campground arm of the lake remains the thickest (~4 inches) use extreme caution anywhere else on the lake. November 2020 January 2017 Crappie bite has improved in backwater dredge cuts. 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