Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Lake Anita Bishop Garrigan Basketball at Forest City 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try soft plastics fished slowly around structure. Reports have been good to excellent for walleye and northern pike on the Wapsipinicon River, concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Clark's Ferry Landing and Shady Creek are closed. Ottumwa Park Pond South (Trout Pond) Forest City Basketball at West Hancock 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each district, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure pattern. 1A at Manson-Northwest Webster 30 past the hour Walleye - Slow: The bite has slowed. Rathbun Reservoir All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches must be immediately released. Black Crappie - Fair: Try fishing a dead stick with a minnow on one rod and jigging an ice jig tipped with a waxworm or spike. Northern Pike - Good: Pike are biting on tip-ups baited with a minnow or shiners in shallow backwater lakes. Areas with current can have unsafe ice with fluctuating river levels. Water temperature in the main channel is near freezing and water level is stable to reseeding throughout the district. Walking out on the ice is not recommended; ice is not thick enough in most areas to hold a person. Anglers have had success using pilkies. Hawthorn Lake Iowa's trout season remains open all year. Clarity excellent with 15 ft. visibility. Fishing has been slow with the high water conditions. Sam Patterson of Atkins shows off a healthy Wapsipinicon River smallmouth bass caught April 5. Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try plastics fished slowly around submerged structure. The DNR recommends the Wapsipinicon River for “super” smallmouth bass fishing in the southern half of Buchanan County and for northern pike fishing in … Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs around deeper structure. A Day of Fly Fishing for Winter Steelhead. Mississippi River Pool 19 Walleye – Slow: Try jigs/minnows in 15-25 feet of water on structure. Manchester District Streams Access to the tailwater from area ramps is somewhat difficult however with ice reported at most ramp locations. Maquoketa River (above Monticello) Use care when walking to your favorite ice fishing hole. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs around structure. (Show Printer-friendly Version) YEAR: 1989 SEASON: Summer MONTH: July DATE: 07/04/89 STATE: Iowa COUNTY: Scott County LOCATION DETAILS: This was on a piece of private property that ran along the Wapsipinicon River,appx 600yards from a gravel road NEAREST TOWN: Eldridge NEAREST ROAD: Hwy 61 OBSERVED: My girlfriend and i were camping on the Wapsipinicon river … Sunday will be mostly sunny, but like Saturday, the high will only get into the mid 30’s. 'bgcolor', '#ffffff', Some ice around the edges on the south side have survived the warmer temperatures. Activity picking up. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. May 2019 Fishing Report - River monsters (lake sturgeon) below Red Rock, walleyes at Big … By luke_haugland December 17, 2006 0. Area lakes are beginning to see ice on the shores and out from the banks. Unsafe ice conditions. Now is a great time to fish as water levels are favorable in all area rivers, water temperature is dropping, and water clarity is excellent. The extended forecast looks beautiful to get out and catch some fish. Sorting is needed with some fish up to 8". Expect good numbers of black and white crappies plus good walleye numbers. Experience Iowa's natural beauty and all the fun our state parks offer. Anglers are moving from log pile to log pile with 2 or 3 fish being taken from each. Walleye – Good: Cast and retrieve large running crankbaits for active fish. Walleye - Good: Walleye and sauger angling is now taking place near the lock and dam, A jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. A dock is available at the main ramp, along with a new boat slip at the main ramp and Opie Ave ramp. Pit toilets are still available at main ramp. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. August 2020 Fishing Report -  Jason Schooley from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation joins us to talk about their assault on the paddlefish record books, and the legend of "the big one" from Okoboji from over a century ago; plus local fishing hot spots. River stage is forecast to stay fairly steady over the weekend. Water level at Lynxville is 14.6 feet and is steady. The walleye season is open. Bluegill - Fair: Use a waxworm on a small jig fished in 3-6 feet of water. Walleye – Good: Cast and retrieve large running crankbaits for active fish. The money will help offset loss of income caused by COVID-19. Weekend temperatures 30's to 20's. Stick with your immediate family, but keep groups to fewer than 10 people. -->, Copyright © 2019 - Coloff Media / Pilot Knob Broadcasting Best times to fish are morning and dusk. Target perch, crappie, and bluegill. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Mississippi River Pool 14 Each day you will meet your guide at a designated place at 6:30 a.m. You then follow your guide to one of five local rivers. A view of the Wapsi River at Stone City. Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills): No reports this past week on the Wapsipinicon River; the river is falling. On sunny afternoons, fish the hatch. The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. fishing unit for some 150 students is well-supported by the community and connects with ecology and agriculture classes. Rainbow Trout - Fair: The DNR stocked roughly 1500 rainbow trout on Jan 20. Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match KIOW/FC Video Stream River stage is 525.58 feet at Ft. Madison. Electronics are very helpful in locating suspended crappie. North Union Basketball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4:00 PM JV Games (No audio) 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff GHV Video Stream, Saturday, February 6th Minnow, midge, and caddis flies work well this time of year. The water level is 6.1 feet at the Lock and Dam and 8.6 feet at the RR bridge. Water levels are currently 6.5 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.0 feet at the RR bridge. The bite has picked up with warmer weather. p: 515-725-8200 Most anglers fishing at Rock Creek and Cattail Slough. Submit Online Inquiry West Hancock Basketball vs Forest City JV GAMES 4:00 PM VARSITY 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Make your online reservation for state park cabins, camping sites, shelters and lodges. Ice is not thick enough for fishing. Tailwater stage is 6.07 feet at Lock and Dam 15 in the Quad Cities and has been falling the past few days. Pleasant Creek Lake Tailwater walleye fishing is underway. Backwater ice varies from 6-8 inches. Clear Lake Species Walleye & Sauger. 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