Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Date posted - December 23, 2015

fishingSpirit 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.

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Big Spirit Lake

As of the 21st there was 2 inches of ice on the north grade, trickles, and hails. The main lake was covered with an inch of ice or less. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

East Okoboji Lake

As of the 21st there was 2 inches of ice on the north side of the lake. The south end of the lake was covered with skim ice. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

Minnewashta Lake

As of the 21st there was 1.5-2 inches of ice. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

As of the 21st there was 2.5-3 inches of ice. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

West Okoboji Lake

As of the 21st there was 2 inches of ice in the canals and Smith’s bay was covered with skim ice. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

Upper Gar Lake

As of the 21st there was 2.5 inches of ice. Use extreme caution as ice conditions can change rapidly due to unseasonably warm temperatures. Fishing activity has been minimal.

 

Scharnberg Pond

Scharnberg Pond will be stocked with trout around noon on January 9th.

 

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Several anglers have picked up some crappie in the Marina; little other fishing information is available. Anglers continue to wait for suitable ice. 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.

 

 

Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

River levels remain high, as of Thursday, discharge around Linn Grove is 2630 cfs (97th percentile) and around Correctionville is 5040 cfs (98th percentile).

 

 

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