Ice Melt Continues on Iowa Lakes And Water Levels Continue to Fall

Date posted - April 4, 2013

DNR logoStorm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
As of Wednesday, Storm Lake was still partially frozen, including all three boat ramps. Some reports of anglers fishing from shore, but no reports of walleye being caught. Lake level is 32 inches below crest.

 

 

 

Swan Lake
Swan Lake is free of ice. Lake level is 43 inches below crest.

 

Big Spirit Lake
Walleye season is closed until May 4. Ice is going out. Bullhead – No Report: As the ice continues to go out and the water starts warming look toward the grade for some early bullhead action.

 

East Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4. Channel Catfish – No Report: Once the ice has all melted look for some early season cat action on a few of the drop offs and rock piles in the lake.

 

West Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed until May 4. Ice fishing is not advised as the ice is going out.

With the sun gaining more power, the ice continues to weaken with some areas beginning to honeycomb making all but foot travel unsafe. For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840

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