Southeast Iowa Fishing Reports

 

Cedar Rapids-Davenport-Iowa City-Ottumwa

March 19, 2012
With the crazy warm March we're having, the pond bite is really good for bluegill and crappie right now. When I've had time, I've gotten out on small ponds around Coralville and caught a lot of fish in shallow water on the downwind side (usually the north shore line with all the south wind we've had
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March 28, 2011
Wilson Lake is ice free and there have been a few anglers out enjoying the nice weather. THE SPRING TROUT STOCKING WAS SATURDAY, MARCH 26. ONE THOUSAND TROUT WERE STOCKED AT 1 p.m. Spinners and flashy lures seem to work best.
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Albia Fishing Reports

November 5, 2010
A boat ramp has been constructed on the lower reservoir. Bluegill - Fair: Use small jigs tipped with a chunk of night crawler. Try areas along the dam between the upper and lower reservoirs. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use spinner baits fished along the shoreline and around areas with submerged struc
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September 17, 2010
A boat ramp has been constructed on the lower reservoir. Bluegill - Good: Use small jigs tipped with a chunk of night crawler. Try areas along the dam between the upper and lower reservoirs. Largemouth Bass - Good: Use spinner baits fished along the shoreline and around areas with submerged struc
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Lake Belva Deer Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Ice conditions are good. Once it froze over, the ice formed fast. Most areas have about 7 inches. Anglers started fishing last weekend. Bluegill - Good: Anglers are concentrated in the area around the campground boat ramp. Fishing has been the best in the early morning hours as usual.
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December 17, 2010
Ice conditions are improving. Use caution around the area around the dam and up at the north end where geese had been keeping it open. No anglers had been out on the ice as of Wednesday.
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Central Park Lake

August 21, 2010
Channel Catfish - Good: Most fish are smaller with a nicer one mixed in. Night crawlers have been working best. Fish areas with wood or on the break from shallow to deeper water.
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August 13, 2010
Channel Catfish - Good: Most fish are smaller with a nicer one mixed in. Night crawlers have been working best. Fish areas with wood or on the break from shallow to deeper water.
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Coralville Reservoir Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Areas that are protected and out of the current have up to 7 inches of ice. Areas in the channel could have much less. Use extreme caution here!
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December 17, 2010
Areas that are protected and out of the current have up to 7 inches of ice. Areas in the channel could have much less. Use extreme caution here
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Lake Geode Fishing Reports

December 17, 2010
Unsafe ice conditions. The lake finally froze over this last Monday.
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September 17, 2010
Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing is improving but they are headed out deeper again. Work the edges of the deeper weed beds with a small jig tipped with bait.
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Hawthorn Lake Fishing Reports

November 5, 2010
The lake renovation project has begun and the lake is being drained. The boat ramps are not usable as the lake is approximately 20 feet low. Shore fishing is still allowed.
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September 17, 2010
The lake renovation project has begun and the lake is being drained. The boat ramps are not usable as the lake is approximately 20 feet low. Shore fishing is still allowed however the lake bottom is still quite muddy.
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Iowa River Fishing Reports--Johnson County

May 12, 2014
Still a very good walleye bite going by Coralville this weekend. :cool: I took home four 14"-16" fish yesterday, and threw back a lot smaller ones. I went back this morning and kept a 16" while releasing a couple of 14" walleye that I would have kept yesterday. No big females yet, but I have to th
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May 3, 2014
The walleye bite was finally on this morning. :cool: I left one of my favorite late-spring spots on the Iowa River with a 16" and two 14" walleye on my stringer. I threw back a lot of smaller walleye, a few white bass, a small channel cat, and a carp. Unfortunately, my camera suffered a fatal i
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Kent Park Lake Fishing Reports

December 17, 2010
Anglers have not been seen since the rain event last Saturday, so use caution if fishing here as ice conditions could be variable. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills were being caught around brush last week.
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December 11, 2010
Ice conditions are reported to be 3 inches but may be variable in areas.
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Lake Keomah Fishing Reports

November 5, 2010
Bluegill - Fair: Use a chunk of night crawler fished along the shoreline and around submerged structure. Along the fishing piers can also be a good spot. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use rubber worms along the shoreline and around the jetties. Another spot to try is along the outside of the aquatic ve
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September 17, 2010
Channel Catfish - Fair: Try using stink bait or cut bait. Bluegill - Fair: Use a chunk of night crawler fished along the shoreline and around submerged structure. Along the fishing piers can also be a good spot. Largemouth Bass - Good: Use spinner baits or rubber worms along the shoreline and aro
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Lake of the Hills Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Angling pressure has picked up with the improving ice conditions. Use caution and drill test holes. STAY AWAY FROM THE BOATHOUSE WHERE THE AERATOR IS KEEPING THE WATER OPEN AROUND THE BOAT DOCK. Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers are picking up more than a few trout when they are fishing for panfish. B
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December 17, 2010
The lake is frozen over but the ice is thin. Use caution and test drill to check for ice safety. Bluegill - Fair: Try the around the brush piles.
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Lake Macbride Fishing Reports

April 19, 2014
I got my boat out on the water for the first time this year, and everything rain right. That was the good news. The bad news is my open water season on Macbride picked up right where ice season left off on that lake. :D The surface temps over deep water yesterday afternoon were between 54 and
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March 12, 2014
I decided to hit Macbride yesterday for the first time since December to see if the walleye bite had turned on. It has not, at least where I fished. :crazy: I set up on the edge of a rock pile that gets no pressure at all from anyone besides me in the winter, so far as I know, and fished three
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Mississippi River Fishing reports - Pools 16-20

August 12, 2013
The Mississippi dropped enough to allow me to take a rare day off and hit the river near Muscatine today. I was hoping for walleye, but I got a late start and my favorite walleye/sauger dams had boats already on them. So I shifted gears and fished for channel cat. Early on nightcrawlers produc
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July 31, 2012
I made it over to Pool 16 above Muscatine for the first time since 2009 (!) today, and fished some wing dams on the main channel for walleye. Note that I said "fishing" for walleye, not "catching" walleye. :D The river levels had just dropped to where some of my favorite wing dams should produce
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Lake Odessa Fishing Reports

September 17, 2010
The Toolesboro road is open with wildlife finishing the grading last week. The water level is still about one foot higher than normal for this time of the year. The early Duck Season opens this weekend. Crappie - Fair: With the water finally getting back closer to normal start looking for these f
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August 13, 2010
The Toolesboro road remains closed with about 18 inches of water on it. The wildlife crew has pulled the docks out at Schaffer's and Sand Run. The ramps are still useable at those two locations.
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Ice Fishing Reports, hunting & Outdoor Activities Content & Social Network.

November 24, 2014

Fishing Differences between MN and CO by Mitch Bradshaw -

As the open water fishing season comes to a close and winter rears its ugly head, I can’t help but reflect on my last few fishing seasons. It’s been 5 months since my return to Minnesota and the 2 years before that I was living in Colorado. A lot of people have asked me how […]

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November 6, 2014

Mobility On the Ice, The Way To Stay On Fish by Cory Yarmuth

  Ice fishing isn’t for everybody, but for some it holds a special place in our hearts. Some may think we are a bit crazy for walking out on a frozen pond or lake, but there is something about the sound the auger makes as it chews through the ice that keeps us coming back […]

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Pollmiller Park Lake Fishing Reports

August 13, 2010
Fishing morning and evening hours are the best times to fish Pollmiller in the summer. The middle of the day fishing is extremely slow. Channel Catfish - Good: The catfish continue to bite. Fish caught range from 3 to 5 pounds. Fish early and late. Bluegill - Fair: Light tackle, bobbers, and worm
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August 9, 2010
Channel Catfish - Excellent: Most of the catfish are being caught at 5 feet deep using cut baits or stink bait. Bluegill - Good: Some nice 8 to 9-inch fish are being routinely caught on light tackle using bobber and worm. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use soft plastics and crankbaits to catch them.
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Rathbun Reservoir Fishing Reports

June 13, 2013
[quote='eyehunter] That stinks. I don't know Rathbun well, but I do know it can be a great fishery for crappie and channel cat. The high water is messing things on all four flood control reservoirs in Iowa this year, but if you're locked in to a trip like this ahead of time there isn't muc
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June 11, 2013
[quote=dustybaker]Wish I had a good repirt to share, but it was tough fishing! The lake was chocolate milk! I tried anything and everything for every species everywhere around the lake with 3 boats! Lots of little crappie, one eater. One cigar walleye was caught. A few channel cats, biggest around 2
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Red Haw lake Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Ice depths have been reported to be around 5 inches. Use caution when venturing out because there have been some variation in ice thickness. The geese had been keeping an area open by the dam and the beach so avoid that area. Bluegill - Fair: Use teardrop jigs tipped with a wax worm.
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December 11, 2010
There is not enough ice to support ice anglers.
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Skunk River Fishing Reports

November 5, 2010
The water level in the river is still high enough to allow easy boating. The water temperature is dropping into the low 50s and upper 40s. Most of the fish are migrating to their overwintering holes now. Channel Catfish - Fair: Anglers are still doing fairly well catching catfish. Try cut bait o
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September 17, 2010
The river is at a nice level right now with plenty of water to use a boat. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing is good right now as these fish prepare for their winter sleep. Natural baits are what to use this time of the year.
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Lake Sugema Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
Use caution when venturing out onto the ice. The standing timber can impede the formation of good ice. Bluegill - Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a wax worm. Try fishing within a foot of the lake bottom.
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December 11, 2010
The main lake is still open. Some of the bays are starting to ice up but there is not enough ice to support anglers.
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Union Grove Lake Fishing Reports

December 24, 2010
The aeration system was started up on Dec. 16, so be aware of open water down towards the dam. There are "Thin Ice" signs surrounding the vicinity. There is about 8 inches of ice on the rest of the lake. Bluegill - Fair: Fish around brush with a jig/waxie. Crappie - Fair: Fish over brush. First an
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December 17, 2010
The aeration system was started up on Dec. 16, so be aware of open water down towards the dam. There are "Thin Ice" signs surrounding the vicinity. Bluegill - Fair: Fish around brush with a jig/waxie. Crappie - Fair: Fish over brush. First and last light tends to be best. There is a huge year clas
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November 24, 2014

Fishing Differences between MN and CO by Mitch Bradshaw -

As the open water fishing season comes to a close and winter rears its ugly head, I can’t help but reflect on my last few fishing seasons. It’s been 5 months since my return to Minnesota and the 2 years before that I was living in Colorado. A lot of people have asked me how […]

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November 6, 2014

Mobility On the Ice, The Way To Stay On Fish by Cory Yarmuth

  Ice fishing isn’t for everybody, but for some it holds a special place in our hearts. Some may think we are a bit crazy for walking out on a frozen pond or lake, but there is something about the sound the auger makes as it chews through the ice that keeps us coming back […]

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