'codebase', 'http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,0,0', Black Hawk Lake Most bodies of water are only partially frozen and existing ice is unsafe. Bluegill - Fair: Use a waxworm or spike on a small jig under a bobber. Mississippi River Pool 11 Rainbow Trout – Fair: Cast small in-line spinners, spoons, twister tail jigs or minnows under a float. No report on fishing success. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels, so make sure to properly drain, clean, and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody. May 2019 Fishing Report - River monsters (lake sturgeon) below Red Rock, walleyes at Big … 'quality', 'high', No motorized vehicles allowed on the ice. Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match KIOW/FC Video Stream -->, Copyright © 2019 - Coloff Media / Pilot Knob Broadcasting 'pluginspage', 'http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer', 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. By drift boat you will float one of many beats of river the California Coast has to offer. Wow! Bluegill - Slow: A few gills caught while targeting crappie. Moved to Fredericksburg, IA in 1998. Join us as we discuss the Iowa Fishing License options, fishing rules and fishing regulations. Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match GHV Video Stream West Okoboji Lake Bluegill - Fair: Lots of small bluegills reported but fishing in general has been fair with most anglers using wax worms and tungsten jigs. Lake has about 8-10 inches of ice capped with 4 inches of snow. Use caution and avoid the creek area. By luke_haugland December 17, 2006 0. Northern pike fishing is … Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Tailwater fishing for walleyes and saugers has been hit or miss. 1A at Jewell 45 past the hour Expect good bluegill fishing; you will need to sort for larger crappies. Bluegill - Good: Fish just off of the bottom with an ice jig tipped with a waxworm. Walleye slot length limits now apply on the entire Mississippi River. The reel should be capable of holding 150 to 200 yds of 20- to 30-lb test line. Expect good numbers of black and white crappies plus good walleye numbers. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. 1A at Lake Mills 15 past the hour Iowa's natural resources plates include the state bird and flower, pheasant, eagle, buck and a Brook trout. water. Backwaters have 6-10 inches ice. The Upper Mississippi River is home to over 119 species of fish - more species than are found in any of Wisconsin’s inland lakes. Lynxville water level has flucutated this week at 14.7 feet. Most ice fishing pressure is around the Sabula backwaters. All three trout hatcheries are closed; please call ahead to set up any appointments you need. The water temperature is around 34 degrees and the water clarity is good. We have not received any fishing report information for this pool. Skim ice is forming at night; shore fishing may be difficult with colder temperatures. Try fishing in 20-30 feet of water off most points. Richard is a hands-on school administrator who not only advocates for, but helps lead, fishing outings at the elementary and high school. Upper Pine Lake January 2021 Fishing Report - Kevan Paul joins us to talk about ice fishing on Clear Lake, January 2020 Fishing Report - Great Lakes Salmon, February 2020 Fishing Report - Andy Fales joins us to talk about Boundary Waters fishing, plus local fishing information, March 2020 Fishing Report - Local fishing, plus a conversation with Ben Wallace about Brushy Creek, Storm Lake and Black Hawk Lake, April 2020 Fishing Report - Coronavirus Impacts on Iowa fishing, Minnesota panfish regulations, The Mighty Mississippi River - Kirk Hansen talks about habitat restoration projects on the Mississippi River, May 2020 Fishing Report - Dr. Mark Pegg, Fisheries Ecologist, shares his channel catfish radio telementry research on the Red River of the North; crappie and bluegill fishing hot spots and tips, June 2020 Fishing Report - Clear Lake fishing trip; fishing in community ponds; where to catch Master Angler size fish, July 2020 Fishing Report - Chad Dolan joins us to talk about the science of electrofishing and turtle studies; plus local fishing information. Jig and plastics tipped with or without live bait has been very productive. Most angling activity has been near the Ice House Point boat ramp and near the Gunshot Hill shoreline. Species Walleye & Sauger. There is no safe ice in the Lake Macbride District. Fish deeper water. River levels are low; fish are concentrated in deeper holes. The current lake level is 904.07 msl. The lake is at normal fall pool. Jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. ); //end AC code, Tuesday, January 26th Most fly fishing is done from the boat with single handed rods. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs around deeper structure. Look for more ice to start forming after today’s (12/10) warm weather ends. Black Crappie – Good: Crappie are being taken out of brush piles and marina areas on small jigs and minnows. Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Tailwater stages had been falling but are forecast to stay steady through the weekend. Walleye – Good: Cast and retrieve large running crankbaits for active fish; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Lake Anita historically has provided good panfishing in the winter. All area hoists and docks have been pulled from the lakes to prepare for ice-up. Mississippi River Pool 16 Walleye - Slow: The bite has slowed. Launching into the tailwater at Bellevue is possible as of Thursday but ice may need to be chipped or moved to launch. Fishing Report SystemThis system allows you to view the current full fishing report, updated in real time! Mississippi River Pool 19 Lake Sugema Upper Mississippi River levels remain stable this week. Check ice depths often. Pike have been biting really well on portions of the Upper Wapsipinicon. The Corps of Engineers have pulled their boat docks and their campgrounds and ramps are closed. Walleye – Fair: Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows below the lock chamber and in Sylvan Slough. 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 water level at Rock Island is holding steady at 6.3 feet. Walleye – Fair. 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. Water Body Wapsipinicon River. Second season deer hunting season opens this weekend through December 20th; wear blaze orange and be aware of hunting activity. Interior rivers are in excellent condition and are providing excellent angling opportunities. there are small numbers of nice walleyes, the key to find active fish is to float quietly down river while targeting key habitat ie. Largemouth Bass - Good: Lots of bass are being caught by anglers using tip ups and minnows. Ice fishing is underway in a most of the usual locations. Ice depths vary on area rivers especially areas with current. Black Crappie – Fair: Look for fish suspended over brush, stumps and rock humps in 15-20 feet of water. Anglers have been catching both bluegill and crappie on Casey Lake. River stage is 12.85 feet at Fairport; flood stage is 14 feet. The docks at main ramp and the bait shop ramp will stay in until ice up. The water temperature his near 34 degrees and water clarity is good. On sunny afternoons, fish the hatch. Walleye – Slow: Try jigging on or along rock in 10-20 feet of water. West Hancock Basketball vs Forest City JV GAMES 4:00 PM VARSITY 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream River stage is still above flood stage. Main channel water temperature is around 50 degrees. Try a new fishing spot — if your regular fishing location is popular and busy, try out a new one that is not so crowded. Bluegill – Fair: Find schools in deeper water. Bluegill - Fair: Use a waxworm on a small jig fished in 3-6 feet of water. The water temperature is 32 degrees. Sauger – Fair: Some saugers are being caught downstream from the lock chamber. Check depths often. Yellow Perch – Fair: Schools have started to move deeper off shore. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each region, 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. Water clarity is good. Sauger – Slow: Look for saugers in the tailwaters. The water temperature is near 37 degrees. Wapsipinicon River (Jones): Anglers report catching catfish on stink bait and various prepared baits throughout the river. Walleye – Slow: Try jigs/minnows in 15-25 feet of water on structure. Small perch have been caught from the north grade fishing pier within the open water. Some ice formed on the backwater lakes this past week. Lost Grove Lake You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Manchester District Streams Main channel water temperature is 37 degrees. Water temperature is 33 degrees. One walleye over 27 inches may be kept. 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', Eagle Grove Basketball at Lake Mills 6:05 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff LM Video Stream Ice thickness varies. The water level at the Bellevue Lock and Dam is holding steady and is presently at 7.2 feet. Viking Lake A dock is available at the main ramp, along with a new boat slip at the main ramp and Opie Ave ramp. Please use extreme caution as there have also been reports of thin ice on areas of the lake with the recent warmer weather. Information / Records Requests Bluegill - Good: Ice anglers are catching bluegill in shallow backwaters using jigs tipped with mousies. Mississippi River Pool 15 p: 515-725-8200 building lures and hosts an after-school fishing club with 27 members. Tailwater walleye fishing is underway but access to the tailwaters is somewhat difficult as ramps are mainly iced in. Rathbun Reservoir The water level is expected to hold steady this week. Black Crappie - Good: Crappie bite has improved in backwater dredge cuts. The docks at the ramps have been pulled for the winter. Jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. Water level is 6 feet at Rock Island and is holding steady. 'name', 'CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) Good reports a week ago on the Wapsipinicon River for northern pike. Iowa State University Men’s Basketball at University of Oklahoma 10:00 AM Airtime 11:05 AM Tipoff KIOW For more information, please call the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. Mississippi River Pool 9 Reports have been good to excellent for walleye on the Cedar River; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. Only a few reports of walleye being caught. Brown Trout - Good: Spring branch Creek is a favorite amongst anglers for quality and trophy sized brown trout. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Find smallmouth bass on rock piles or on the points. Rainbow Trout – Good: Trout are biting on a variety of baits. Walleye - Slow: Use live bait for success. No reports for the Maquoketa River this past week. Trout streams in the Manchester District are in excellent condition. 'loop', 'true', Most anglers are using small jigs, some tipped with minnows. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching 9- to10-inch perch in 10 feet of water. Ice depth varies in areas with current. Water level at Guttenberg is 6.6 feet. Best times to fish are morning and dusk. Spirit Lake Northern Pike - Good: Anglers are catching some quality northern pike on tip-up rigs. Water temperature is around 37 degrees. Fish jigging spoons or jig tipped with a minnow in tailwaters of lock and dams. There have been reports of anglers catching panfish and northern pike on George Wyth Lake. Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try plastics fished slowly around the cedar tree structures. Snow Saturday may impact area roads. Contact Information by County, How to read our weekly Iowa fishing report. Sauger – Fair: Some anglers have been out trying to catch saugers below the dam. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Lake Manawa Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie bite has improved in backwater dredge cuts. Once you find your spot, keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and other groups. Sunday will be mostly sunny, but like Saturday, the high will only get into the mid 30’s. Tailwater fishing is still accessible by both boat ramps in Guttenberg. Skim ice is forming in the mornings on smaller water bodies and around the shorelines. The gates at the dam parking lot and down to backcast bay have been closed. 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For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Find largemouth bass on the weed lines. riprap banks eddys, and natural rock formations. Ice is starting for form on backwaters with up to 2 inches of ice in some locations. March 2018 Wapsipinicon River Watershed Stressor Identification Report A study of local stressors limiting the biotic communities in the Wapsipinicon River Watershed. Combined walleye/sauger daily limit 6. Bluegill - Fair: Lots of small bluegills reported but fishing in general has been fair with most anglers using wax worms and tungsten jigs. If you have any fishing questions, please contact the Bellevue Fisheries Station 563-880-8781. Clark's Ferry Landing and Shady Creek are closed. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) – Fair: Try soft plastics in 15-25 feet of water. generally the wapsi … Sauger – Fair: Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows below the dam. Reports have been fair for walleye and good for northern pike on the Wapsipinicon River; concentrate on the deeper overwintering holes. 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. Backwater ice varies from 6-8 inches. Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler around structure. Lake has 8-10 inches of ice and about 6 inches of snow. For more information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at 712-769-2587. Only one walleye greater than 27 inches can be kept. It’s a good time to get the ice fishing equipment ready. Fishing has been slow with the high water conditions. Docks at the boat ramps have been removed. Water temperature is in the low 30’s. 'width', '200', The dredging project has provided excellent habitat to find fish this winter. Lake Wapello Lake Mills Wrestling Coach, Brandenburg, Reaches 400 Wins, Buffalo Center to Hold It’s Tour of Lights on Sunday, AC_FL_RunContent( Pool level is 8.1 feet at Lansing and is expected to remain stable over the next week. Iowa State University Coaches Show 6:30 PM KIOW, Tuesday, February 2nd Minnows best for crappies. Activity picking up. Lansing water level 8.3 feet. Largemouth Bass – Slow: Try soft plastics fished slowly around structure. Water quality has improved with fewer weeds floating downstream. The lake is partially covered with ice. The water temperature is 37 degrees. Forest City Basketball at West Hancock 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches long must be released immediately. Rainbow Trout – Fair: Cast small in-line spinners, spoons, twister tail jigs or minnows under a float. Angler Guide provides fishing enthusiasts with relevant information about Volga River and other fishing the rivers, streams and lakes in Iowa. Walleye – Fair: Try vertical jigging with minnows or trolling three-way rigs with minnows below the dam. Fishing reports have been scarce since the cool down. The site contains current fishing … Bluegill - Fair: Use small brightly colored jig tipped with a waxworm or spike under a bobber in 10 ft. water. Ice thickness is 6-8 inches. Walleye – Good: Try jigging spoons or a jig tipped with a minnow in tailwaters of Lock and Dams. Walleye – Good: Most walleye and sauger angling is near the Lock and Dam in 15 to 30 feet of water. Minnow, midge, and caddis flies work well this time of year. Storm Lake Boys Basketball at Forest City 3:00 PM KIOW/FC Video Stream 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.. Mississippi River Pool 14 Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills) They are often joined by other DNR staff and guest speakers. Iowa State University Coaches Show following FC Basketball KIOW, Wednesday, January 27th West Hancock Basketball at Bishop Garrigan 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Bluegill - Fair: Best bite on overcast days. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Concentrate effort along rock reefs or brush piles. Open water fishing opportunities are at the fish house in Town Bay and at the inlet bridge. Water levels are expected to hold steady this week. 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