Fishing on Spirit Lake Best Early and Late in The Day

Date posted - July 26, 2013

DNR logoBig Spirit Lake

Largemouth Bass – Slow: Look for largemouth around the weeds try top water early and late in the day along with crankbaits, jigs and plastic worms. Walleye – Slow: Fishing has been best early and late in the day with leeches being the live bait of choice. Trolling, drifting, and slip bobbers have all been proven fish catchers. Some are trolling crankbaits as well.


West Okoboji Lake

A few bluegill, perch, and yellow bass are being caught on pilkies tipped with red worms off deep weed edges around the lake. Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Look toward the rock piles for smallmouth action. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Try fishing around the weeds in the bays top water and soft plastics should produce.


Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

The river is looking pretty good try fishing deeper holes and logjams for catfish with either cut bait or stink bait. A few walleye may be caught on twister tails or minnows.


West Fork Des Moines (state line to Emmetsburg)

Try cut bait or stink bait for catfish in slack water areas or near the edge of the current.


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