Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report For Northwest Iowa

Date posted - March 13, 2014

Iowa DNRThe 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 current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.

 

NORTHWEST

West Okoboji Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.

 

East Okoboji Lake

Walleye season is closed.  There has been very little fishing pressure.

 

Big Spirit Lake

There is 30 plus inches of ice and the walleye season is closed.  Overall angling for all species continues to be slow.

 

Center Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.

 

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

There is a large open water area in the southeast corner of the lake that has expanded with warmer weather.  Ice has also deteriorated around the inlet.  Anglers have reported ice depth ranging between 18-24 inches. Channel Catfish – Fair: Fish in the 2-4 pound range are being caught using buckshot or rattle spoons.  White Bass – Good: Fish ranging in the 10-13-inch range are being caught with buckshot or rattle spoons.  Walleye – Fair: Mostly 7-10-inch fish have been caught with rattling spoons.

 

Five Island Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.

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