Northeast Iowa Fishing Reports

Clear Lake-Decorah-Dubuque-Mason City-Waterloo

February 3, 2014
With Coralville res. no longer safe for ice-fishing due to dropping water levels and Macbride not worth fishing, I made another drive over to Otter Creek by Marshalltown this afternoon. Things have slowed since my first trip over there, but I still had some success. I only caught a couple small
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January 12, 2014
I've thought about hitting up Otter Creek lake, just east of Marshalltown and Toledo, for several winters now. It's not located near a large town, you don't hear much about it, and the IDNR fish surveys and the few reports you do hear about it suggest there is some decent bluegill fishing to be had
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April 15, 2014
It's been cold, windy and rainy so I haven't tried it yet. Usually I can catch fish from the boat ramp casting from shore this time of year. The DNR report didn't mention Clear Lake so I doubt they are doing any netting yet. I did drive around the lake and the hatchery did not have any DNR boats
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April 14, 2014
Any open water eyes yet?
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Casey Lake Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Ice conditions are reported as 4 to 5 inches of good, clear ice. Casey Lake is ready for ice fishing and has received some light pressure. Anglers have been catching bluegill and yellow perch. Bluegill - Good: Try small ice jigs tipped with a wax worm off of the bottom around structure from the mi
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December 17, 2010
Ice conditions are reported as 4 to 5 inches of good, clear ice. Casey Lake is ready for ice-fishing and has received some light pressure. Bluegill - Good: Try small ice jigs tipped with a wax worm off of the bottom around structure from the middle of the lake & east towards the dam.
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Cedar River Fishing Reports or Wapsipinicon River Fishing Reports

April 7, 2013
Fished the cedar for a while this morning. Caught one 20" walley,(should of had three more!)one little northern,( shook off one and was bitten off twice)and two smallies!First one felt like a walley(no fight), but the second showed he was a smallie!!!!! :grin:
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April 6, 2013
Fished the cedar yesturday morning. Had a good morning. Brought home three nice walleye.( 2- 19 in & 1 16in.)Should have caught more, but was having trouble feeling fish and getting a hook set using flouro.( it was below freezing at first) As it warmed up i could switch to braid and did better. Also
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Clear Lake Iowa Fishing Reports

January 13, 2014
The yellows are for the most part small. I haven't caught a walleye through the ice yet, but I do know that some are being caught. I talked to a DNR officer who said that the lake is going through a cycle and that it will take another 2 years before the yellows reach the 10-11 inch size with any
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January 13, 2014
I was at Clear lake on little lake today and not much action at all, what I seen caught were all small .Maybe I was at the wrong area.
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Lake Hendricks Fishing Reports

January 6, 2011
Oh, the pond at the Country Club--kind of like "Lake Louise" by Leroy. There is a county park there, so I would think you could fish it, but who knows.
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January 3, 2011
if you go to google earth and zoom in on cressco and change over to satelite view it is just out of town to south google earth that is pretty cool the view you can get on that site.
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Iowa River Fishing Reports

November 5, 2010
Fish are moving into their overwintering holes. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Walleye - Fair: Upper Iowa River (below Decorah) Target walleye and smallmouth bass in overwintering holes. Fish have been aggressive. Anglers are using jigs and twisters while paddling over the deeper holes. Smallmou
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September 17, 2010
Water levels are normal. Smallmouth and walleye are being caught all along the river above Decorah and should continue for the weekend. Smallmouth Bass - Excellent: Anglers are catching smallmouth bass. Most fish have been 10 to 14 inches. Try using twister tails with a slow retrieve of jigging.
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Lake Meyer Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
I was at Lake Meyer last Sunday. I had about 6"-7" of ice. There where 3 other trucks there. Fished in about 21 ft of water. My son and I caught 1 crappie, 2 perch, and about 40 gills in about 3hrs. It was a great time. Looking forward to getting back there.
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December 24, 2010
The lake is slowly making ice. Use caution when going out. Anglers have been out but the bite isn't on, yet.
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Mississippi River Fishing Reports Pools 9-15

August 3, 2012
Been doing most of my fishing off the dock at my wifes' trailer near Harpersferry,Iowa. With the water being so low the panfish bite has slowed on the dock, but the report from others that they have been doing well on gils, perch, and a few crappies. But!! The northern fishing has bee VERY good o
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August 9, 2011
Made it over to harpers this weekend. The river is still about 5 ft. above normal pool.They have been doing well on northerns, but was slow fri. and sat. ( all the boat trafic from guys prefishing for sat. tourn. didn't help! saturday was a zoo!)Did find some gils, but had to get back into down tree
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Volga Lake Fishing Reports

August 25, 2012
Eye. The lake is a off and on lake especially in the winter from what i've been hearing. ( health problems keep me from ice fishing anymore) There is gils, crappie, and perch in there. This last spring though the crappies were running small, and not certain about the size of the blue gils or perch
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August 24, 2012
So what sort of fishing can you expect on a good day in the winter on Volga Lake? For over ten years I've been driving right past the turnoff to Volga Lake when I take that route back to Minnesota, and have always thought I should check it out when there is good ice. The same goes for Lake Meyer
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Yellow River Fishing Reports

August 21, 2010
Anglers are reporting good catches of rainbow and brown trout floating downstream. Rainbow Trout - Good: Brown Trout - Good:
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August 13, 2010
Anglers are reporting good catches of rainbow and brown trout floating downstream. Rainbow Trout - Good: Brown Trout - Good:
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