Weekly DNR Fishing Report

DNR logoSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Water levels are high. Few anglers have been out this last week, but some crappie and a few perch have been picked up in the marina. Walleye regulations for Storm Lake are three fish per day, all fish between 17 and 22 inches must be released and only one over 22 inches may be kept.

Clear Lake

The lake is still ice-free as of December 17.

Big Spirit Lake

The lake is still open at this time. Walleye – Fair: Wader fishing on the old foot bridge has been producing a few walleyes.

East Okoboji Lake

With the warm weather and windy conditions the past week, the lake has become completely open.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Most of the lake is covered with a thin layer of ice. Fishing activity has been low due to unsafe ice conditions.

West Okoboji Lake

West Lake is completely open. Fishing activity has been minimal.

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