For more information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers, call Ben Dodd at 641-891-3795 or Andy Otting at 515-204-5885. Upper Pine Lake The water temperature is around 34 degrees and the water clarity is good. No motorized vehicles allowed on the ice. 'allowFullScreen', 'false', 'devicefont', 'false', Tailwater walleye fishing is underway. Mississippi River Pool 13 Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) 'wmode', 'window', Northern pike fishing is … 'bgcolor', '#ffffff', The lake is at normal fall pool. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa. After this week, air temperatures are expected to be in the 30’s to low 40’s. The walleye season is open. District Office at 563-927-3276. Water level at Lynxville is 14.6 feet and is steady. For more information on the above lakes, call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at 319-694-2430. 'width', '200', Pratt through truss bridge over East Wapsipinicon River on Robert Mattke Park Trail Lakes in and around the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area are producing catches of both bluegill and crappie. The water levels at the Fulton Lock and Dam is holding steady and currently at 5.9 feet, Camanche is at 9.9 feet and LeClaire is at 5.0 feet. The weather was great and the company … Use caution around this area. The current lake level is 904.07 msl. Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try plastics fished slowly around the cedar tree structures. Walleye – Good: Most walleye and sauger angling is near the Lock and Dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. Ice thickness was 8-9 inches in front of the Ice House Point boat ramp. We didn’t received any information about fishing on the Shell Rock River this week. Tailwater stage is 4.91 feet at Lock and Dam 16 in Muscatine and is falling. Yellow Bass – Fair: Easily find yellow bass while fishing for bluegill. River stage is forecast to stay fairly steady over the weekend. Most angling activity has been near the Ice House Point boat ramp and near the Gunshot Hill shoreline. Natural Resource Plates. Meadow Lake Most of the ice melted back off the lake, a little bit is still around the edges on the south side. Second season deer hunting season opens this weekend through December 20th; wear blaze orange and be aware of hunting activity. The river starts to widen and deepen downstream of Independence and jon boats become more common. Northern Pike - Good: Anglers are catching some quality northern pike on tip-up rigs. Most activity is occurring on the north end of the marsh as anglers cross the reservoir for access. Rainbow Trout – Fair: Cast small in-line spinners, spoons, twister tail jigs or minnows under a float. Tailwater stage is 2.79 feet at Lock and Dam 18 and is falling. Lake Belva Deer 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. Wapsipinicon River is a stream located just 143.1 miles from Spring Grove, in Mower County, in the state of Minnesota, United States, near Shaffton, IA. Yellow Perch - Fair: Look for perch hanging above vegetation from 4 to 12 feet of water with jig and a minnow. Many streams maintain excellent populations of Brown Trout and stocked catchable size Rainbow Trout. Species Walleye & Sauger. Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands often. Bluegill - Fair: Best bite on overcast days. Iowa State University Women’s Basketball at Kansas State University 6:00 PM Airtime 6:35 PM Tipoff KIOW, Thursday, January 28th Water Body Wapsipinicon River. The water clarity is good. There have been reports of anglers catching panfish and northern pike on George Wyth Lake. Main channel water temperature is around 50 degrees. Shell Rock River (Greene to Shell Rock) Water clarity is good. Only a few reports of walleye being caught. Target perch, crappie, and bluegill. Ice fishing is underway in a most of the usual locations. Bluegill - Fair: Use a waxworm on a small jig fished in 3-6 feet of water. River stage is still above flood stage. Littlefield Lake Iowa State University Men’s Basketball at Mississippi State University pregame joined in progress following FC Basketball 5:05 Tipoff KIOW, Monday, February 1st Use caution when going on ice. 'height', '100', 'play', 'true', Join us as we discuss the Iowa Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Black Crappie – Slow: Try jigs fish around submerged structure and the standing timber. p: 515-725-8200 For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. Bluegill - Slow: A few gills caught while targeting crappie. Check depths often. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840. Pool level is 8.1 feet at Lansing and is expected to remain stable over the next week. Lakes are iced over with a cap of 2-6 inches of snow. 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 Mississippi River Pool 11 Largemouth Bass – Fair: Find largemouth bass on the weed lines. Eagle Grove Basketball at Lake Mills 6:05 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff LM Video Stream Walleye - Slow: Use live bait for success. Ice fishing is not yet recommended. Lower Pine Lake Walleye – Good: Try jigging spoons or a jig tipped with a minnow in tailwaters of Lock and Dams. Black Crappie – Fair: Look for fish suspended over brush, stumps and rock humps in 15-20 feet of water. The water level is expected to hold steady this week. Wapsipinicon River (Jones): Anglers report catching catfish on stink bait and various prepared baits throughout the river. The Corps of Engineers have pulled their boat docks and their campgrounds and ramps are closed. Reports have been good to excellent for walleye on the Cedar River; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. They are often joined by other DNR staff and guest speakers. Black Crappie – Slow: Use jigs tipped with a minnow around submerged structure. All hoists and docks have been pulled out for the season. there are small numbers of nice walleyes, the key to find active fish is to float quietly down river while targeting key habitat ie. Clear Lake The backwaters have unsafe ice. Wapsipinicon River: Upper, Iowa fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Use care when parking along road if a parking area isn't plowed. Other areas to try are small humps in the main basin or weed edges. Walleye – Good: Cast and retrieve large running crankbaits for active fish. Mississippi River Pool 12 Walleye – Good: Most walleye and sauger angling is near the Lock and Dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. Ice depths 6-10 inches with 4 inches snow. The water temperature is 37 degrees. Walleye - Slow: The bite has slowed. Forest City Basketball at West Hancock 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream Jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. Rainbow Trout - Good: Get tackle in front of fish and imitate prey movements. Combined walleye/sauger daily harvest limit of 6 and possession of 12. On Jan 20 there was around 6 inches of good ice right off the ramp. Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm CST Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) Customer Service: 515-725-8200 | Iowa DNR Headquarters Wallace State Office Building | 502 East 9th Street, 4th Floor | Des Moines, IA 50319-0034, Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP), Declaratory Orders and Rulemaking Petitions, State Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Plan. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Guttenberg tailwater level is steady near 6 feet. Contact Information by County, How to read our weekly Iowa fishing report. The Wapsipinicon River (/ w ɒ p s ɪ ˈ p ɪ n ɪ k ɒ n,-k ən /, locally known as the Wapsi) is a tributary of the Mississippi River, approximately 300 miles (480 km) long, in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa in the United States.It drains a rural farming region of rolling hills and bluffs north of Waterloo and Cedar Rapids.. Viking Lake Water level is steady throughout the district. -->, Copyright © 2019 - Coloff Media / Pilot Knob Broadcasting Water temperature is around 37 degrees. Streams are very clear with about 4 to 6 inches of snow in places. Prairie Rose is a top pick for lakes with large bluegills. Lake Mills Wrestling Coach, Brandenburg, Reaches 400 Wins, Buffalo Center to Hold It’s Tour of Lights on Sunday, AC_FL_RunContent( Black Crappie – Good: Look for brush piles in backwater sloughs. Water temperature is around 37 degrees. The water temperature is 32 degrees. Jig and plastics tipped with or without live bait has been very productive. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. Water clarity is fair. The daily bag limit is 5. Lake Mills Basketball at Forest City 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being caught by anglers using tip ups and minnows. Walleye – Slow: Use jig and minnow combinations around rock piles, submerged points and areas with depth changes. (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 … Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) Reports have been good for walleye and northern pike on the Wapsipinicon River; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Lake Pahoja generally the wapsi … Technique jigging. If you have any fishing questions, please contact the Bellevue Fisheries Station 563-880-8781. Black Crappie – Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows. Some ice formed on the backwater lakes this past week. Rainbow Trout – Fair: Cast small in-line spinners, spoons, twister tail jigs or minnows under a float. About: - The Wapsi River has long been famous for its channel and flathead catfish, spring crappies, bullheads and smallmouth bass, especially below the dam near the park entrance. Very few anglers have been out. Clear Lake Basketball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4:00 PM JV Games (No audio) 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff GHV Video Stream, Friday, February 5th 'align', 'middle', If you have questions on fishing Pools 16-19 contact the Fairport Fish Hatchery at 563-263-5062. Shallon Weis, CFP®, AIF®, Financial Advisor    email: shallon@bradfordfinancialcenter.com Bradford Financial Center / 215 North Main, Clarion, Iowa 50525 / 180 E. 5th Street, Garner, Iowa, BrickStreet Theatre’s board of directors has gratefully accepted a recovery grant awarded by the Iowa Arts Council. Jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. Look for more ice to start forming after today’s (12/10) warm weather ends. West Okoboji Lake A Day of Fly Fishing for Winter Steelhead. Pleasant Creek Lake Expect good bluegill fishing; you will need to sort for larger crappies. Walleye – Slow: Look for walleyes in the tailwaters. Lake Petocka Conditions are variable so check ice thickness often. It has a good population of 8-inch bluegill and 9-inch black crappie. Mississippi River Pool 14 Docks at the boat ramps have been removed. Check ice depths often. Use small jig tipped with waxworm or spike. 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. Ice is not thick enough for fishing. Water clarity is good. Access to the tailwater from area ramps is somewhat difficult however with ice reported at most ramp locations. Jig and plastics tipped with or without live bait has been very productive. All hoists and docks have been pulled out for the season. Anglers are moving from log pile to log pile with 2 or 3 fish being taken from each. West Hancock Basketball vs North Iowa JV GAMES 4:00 PM VARSITY 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Tailwater fishing is still accessible by both boat ramps in Guttenberg. Water level at Guttenberg is 6.6 feet. The water temperature his near 34 degrees and water clarity is good. Most of the lake is covered with skim ice, but many areas along shore are now open. Lansing water level 8.3 feet. West Hancock Basketball vs Belmond-Klemme JV GAMES 4:00 PM VARSITY 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Walleye – Good: Try jigging spoons or a jig tipped with a minnow in tailwaters of Lock and Dams. May 2019 Fishing Report - River monsters (lake sturgeon) below Red Rock, walleyes at Big … Water quality has improved with fewer weeds floating downstream. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) – Fair: Try soft plastics in 15-25 feet of water. 'pluginspage', 'http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer', Walking out on the ice is not recommended; ice is not thick enough in most areas to hold a person. Walleye – Fair: Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows below the lock chamber and in Sylvan Slough. Largemouth Bass – Good: Use rubber worms or other slow-moving jigs. March 2018 Wapsipinicon River Watershed Stressor Identification Report A study of local stressors limiting the biotic communities in the Wapsipinicon River Watershed. Trout streams remain in excellent condition. September 2020 Fishing Report - Shane Akin joins us to talk about musky fishing on the Iowa Great Lakes; plus local fishing information, river fishing tips and stocking channel catfish in community fishing ponds and lakes across Iowa, October 2020 Fishing Report - Dr. Scott Bonar, professor of natural resources at the University of Arizona, joins us to discuss how climate change is affecting fish and their habitats across the United States and the world; plus fall fish stockings and hot spots for fall fishing, November 2020 Fishing Report -  Robbie Weber, former ISU grad student, joins us to talk about musky and walleye at Big Creek and Brushy Creek; plus community trout stockings and fall river fishing, December 2020 Fishing Report - Keith Meals, Mississippi fisheries biologist, joins us to talk about crappie managment and fishing in the big four flood control reservoirs; plus getting ready for ice fishing, January 2019 Fishing Report - Jeff Kopaska reports on his fishing trip to Clear Lake, Scott Grummer joins to talk ice fishing opportunities in north central Iowa, February 2019 Fishing Report - Ice fishing opportunities across Iowa, April 2019 Fishing Report - big fish/internet legends from Davenport, how to best handle the fish you are keeping to eat, May 2019 Fishing Report - River monsters (lake sturgeon) below Red Rock, walleyes at Big Creek and Brushy Creek, June 2019 Fishing Report - Free fishing weekend, fish stories from 100 year olds, fish local information, DNR fishing atlas, July 2019 Fishing Report - Pond fishing info, urban fishing opportunities, August 2019 Fishing Report - Summer family fishing trips, how to fish the thermocline, September 2019 Fishing Report - Upcoming Professional Musky Tournament Trail event at Okoboji, with Corey Montgomery, October 2019 Fishing Report - National Musky Tournament and Taneycomo Trout, November 2019 Fishing Report - Pheasant opener, fall sampling at Big Creek and Brushy Creek (big muskies and walleyes), trout stocking and more, December 2019 Fishing Report - Ben Schneider joins us to talk about hunting for reindeer on a remote Alaskan island, January 2018 Fishing Report - Ice fishing safety, ice fishing tips, February 2018 Fishing Report - Lots of ice fishing, Lake Miami by Albia, Littlefield Lake, DNR Fishing atlas, new ponds in Altoona, Fishermen’s Swap Meet, March 2018 Fishing Report - Community fishing atlas, getting ready for open water, April 2018 Fishing Report - Local fishing in Des Moines, trout stocking, May 2018 Fishing Report - Post-sampling information about Big Creek and Brushy Creek, big muskies, community fishing program, Fort Des Moines pond, walleye opener at Okoboji, June 2018 Fishing Report - Free Fishing Weekend, fishing at Prairie Rose and Big Creek, more great spots to fish, July 2018 Fishing Report - What to do with all the high water, how do we fish these conditions, August 2018 Fishing Report - Mick Klemesrud talks about the August Roadside Survey, pheasant hunting, fishing downtown Des Moines, statewide hot spots, fishing for hot weather bluegills, September 2018 Fishing Report - Why there are slot limits, grass carp stocking and fishing, October 2018 Fishing Report - Trout stocking in Iowa, hunting seasons with Mick Klemesrud, November 2018 Fishing Report - Ice fishing outlook for the Iowa Great Lakes with Mike Hawkins, December 2018 Fishing Report - "50 fish" goals from Scott Gritters, November 2017 Fishing Report- How to catch fish when the water cools down, Big Creek and Brushy Creek report, prep for winter ice fishing, December 2017 Fishing Report - Ice fishing information, fishing Christmas gifts. Use a … Main channel water temperature is 37 degrees. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. Tailwater stage is 6.07 feet at Lock and Dam 15 in the Quad Cities and has been falling the past few days. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Concentrate effort along rock reefs or brush piles. Only one walleye greater than 27 inches can be kept. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. .stylestylefooter6 {color: #FFFFFF} Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match GHV Video Stream All three trout hatcheries are closed; please call ahead to set up any appointments you need. Bluegill - Good: Ice anglers are catching bluegill in shallow backwaters using jigs tipped with mousies. EEO Public File - KIOW Public Inspection File - KHAM Public Inspection FileADMIN, FIND OUT WHAT BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT BRADFORD! Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try soft plastics fished slowly around structure. Parts of the main lake had skim ice this last week. Interior rivers are starting to clear and river access should be ideal. Skim ice has been on some of the lake this week. Lake Miami Lake Mills Basketball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4:00 PM JV Games (No audio) 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff GHV Video Stream, Saturday, January 30th Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. Pike have been biting well on portions of the Upper Wapsipinicon. Mississippi River Pool 15 Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) Good reports a week ago on the Wapsipinicon River for northern pike. Lake Sugema Sectional Wrestling Reports starting in the Noon hour Activity picking up. Water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is holding steady at 5.6 feet, 9.8 feet at Camanche and 5 feet at LeClaire. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Most bodies of water are only partially frozen and existing ice is unsafe. Black Crappie - Good: Crappie bite has improved in backwater dredge cuts. Use a variety of methods such as: a small hook with a piece of night crawler or corn fished under a bobber, tube jigs, or a small spinner. Alternate names for this stream include Wabespinicon River, Wapsiepinnecon River and Wapsie River. Lake Anita historically has provided good panfishing in the winter. The reel should be capable of holding 150 to 200 yds of 20- to 30-lb test line. Wapsipinicon River (Troy Mills to Oxford Junction) Ice thickness is 2-3 inches on the Pinicon Ridge backwaters. Reports have been fair for walleye and good for northern pike on the Wapsipinicon River; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Maquoketa River (above Monticello) Lynxville water level has flucutated this week at 14.7 feet. River levels are low; fish are concentrated in deeper holes. Lake Darling Stick with your immediate family, but keep groups to fewer than 10 people. 1A at Jewell 45 past the hour Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle. Sorting is needed with some fish up to 8". Walleye - Good: Most walleye and sauger angling is now taking place near the lock and dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. It’s a good time to get the ice fishing equipment ready. Skim ice is forming in the mornings on smaller water bodies and around the shorelines. All three trout hatchery offices are still closed. Ice depth varies in areas with current. Black Crappie - Fair: Nice size crappie found in deeper holes out of current. Areas with current can have unsafe ice with fluctuating river levels. Lake Manawa The gates at the dam parking lot and down to backcast bay have been closed. Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try soft plastics around the cedar tree piles. Sauger – Good: Try vertical jigging with hair jigs in tailwaters of the Lock and Dam. Black Crappie – Good: Crappie are being taken in backwater areas in fallen wood structure. Water temperature is 36 degrees. A few anglers have been out. Iowa State University Coaches Show 6:30 PM KIOW, Tuesday, February 2nd The area bite has been slow lately. 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. Lost Grove Lake Most areas lakes and rivers iced over this week. All field stations and fish hatcheries remain closed at this time, for further information contact the N.E. There is no safe ice in the Lake Macbride District. No report on fishing success. Look for fish in 12-15ft. Iowa's trout season remains open all year. Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) No reports this past week on the Wapsipinicon River; the river falling but still remains high and turbid. Open water fishing opportunities are at the fish house in Town Bay and at the inlet bridge. 2021 licenses available now. Electronics are very helpful in locating suspended crappie. f: 515-725-8201 Lake Anita The Upper Mississippi River is home to over 119 species of fish - more species than are found in any of Wisconsin’s inland lakes. Blue Pit Lake Macbride Water levels are currently 6.5 feet at the Lock and Dam and 9.0 feet at the RR bridge. There have been good reports of anglers catching a few walleye on the Cedar River, concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Water temperature is 33 degrees. Interior rivers are in excellent condition and are providing excellent angling opportunities. The site contains current fishing … Best times to fish are morning and dusk. The best fishing on the Wapsi is from Independence to Quasqueton, but the stretch from the Paris Bridge access to Central City (Pinicon Ridge Park) is my second favorite stretch of river to … Support conservation in Iowa by buying a natural resource plate for your vehicle. Rainbow Trout - Fair: The DNR stocked roughly 1500 rainbow trout on Jan 20. Bluegill - Fair: Ice anglers are catching bluegill in shallow backwaters using jigs tipped with mousies. A dock is available at the main ramp, along with a new boat slip at the main ramp and Opie Ave ramp. Black Crappie – Fair. Check depths often. 'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0', 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. The lake is partially covered with ice. Sauger – Good: Try vertical jigging with jigs in tailwaters of the Lock and Dam. Water level is 6 feet at Rock Island and is holding steady. For heavy bait fishing or "plugging," try a 10- to 12-ft rod rated for 2- to 8-oz casting, with spinning or conventional reels. Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. The water temperature is 37 degrees. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie bite has improved in backwater dredge cuts. Fishing reports may include information on stream or river flows (and if it is rising or dropping), ice conditions, depths that fish are biting (watch for trends if this changes), or safety issues like if the water suddenly becomes shallow in spots. Wapsipinicon River Fishing Report. Fish a live chub or shiner just off of the bottom for some great pike action. Walleye – Slow: Try fishing the open water areas near the jetty. Ice depths vary on area rivers especially areas with current. Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match KIOW/FC Video Stream A little skim ice remains around the edges. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Waldorf Warriors Live Signing Day Special 6:00 PM KIOW Backwaters have 6-10 inches ice. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Some reports of largemouth biting on tip-ups baited with minnows in backwaters. Of 53 bass caught that day, all but six were at least 15 inches long. Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) Reports have been good to excellent for walleye and northern pike on the Wapsipinicon River, concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', Information / Records Requests Clear Lake Wrestling at Lake Mills 6:25 PM Airtime 6:30 PM First Match LM Video Stream, Friday, January 29th Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Mississippi River. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a chunk of nightcrawler around the cedar tree piles. Fisheries surveys from 2020 show good fish populations in Littlefield. Walleye – Fair. Upper Mississippi River levels remain stable this week. There have been reports of anglers catching bluegill on North Prairie Lake. Prairie Rose Lake 'src', 'http://newscast.cbsradionewsfeed.com/RemotePlayer/CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Sauger – Good: Try vertical jigging with jigs in tailwaters of the Lock and Dam. Many flow through wildlife management areas. Try a new fishing spot — if your regular fishing location is popular and busy, try out a new one that is not so crowded. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615. Anglers have had success using pilkies. Bluegill - Fair: Use small brightly colored jig tipped with a waxworm or spike under a bobber in 10 ft. water. The water level is 6.2 feet at the Bellevue Lock and Dam and is holding steady. The docks at the ramps have been pulled for the winter. Walleye – Fair: Most walleye and sauger angling is near the lock and dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. Don't forget to purchase a 2021 trout fee and license. Sauger - Slow: Vertical jigging with jigs in tailwaters of lock and dam has been effective. North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn) Backwaters are starting to skim over with ice. .stylestylefooter5 {font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; font-size: 16px; color: #FFFFFF; } 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. Manchester District Streams Black Crappie - Fair: Try fishing with a jig tipped with a minnow around sunken structure. Dutch Creek meanders through the park and empties into the Wapsi. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. 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Anglers should use caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. Mississippi River Pool 16 Water temperature this week was around 40 degrees. Anglers need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Ice is thinner in the inlet bridge bay. Fishing reports have been scarce since the cool down. 'loop', 'true', One walleye over 27 inches may be kept. Its hard being the bearer of bad news, but it is bad out there! Hawthorn Lake All area hoists and docks have been pulled from the lakes to prepare for ice-up. By drift boat you will float one of many beats of river the California Coast has to offer. 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. 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