Iowa DNR Holiday Weekend Fishing Report

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 more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.





Big Spirit Lake:

Largemouth Bass – Good: Look for largemouth around the weeds try top water early and late in the day along with crankbaits, jigs and plastic worms. Smallmouth Bass – Good: Look for smallies on the rock piles try trowing crank baits, jerk baits, and plastics. Walleye – Fair: 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.


Five Island Lake:

Channel Catfish – Fair: Try drifting Lindy rigs and bottom bouncers during low light periods. Walleye – Fair: Try drifting Lindy rigs and bottom bouncers during low light periods.


Little Sioux River (State line to Linn Grove):

The water is coming down but is still a bit high. Try fishing current seams and brush piles for catfish and walleye.

Lost Island Lake:

Walleye – Fair: Drifting live bait with Lindy rigs and bottom bouncers has been producing a few fish some days are better than others.

West Okoboji:

Bluegill – Slow: Fishing in the backs of the bays around the weeds can be good at times look deeper for the biggest fish.Largemouth Bass – Fair: Try fishing around the weeds in the bays topwater and soft plastics should produce.Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Look toward the rock piles for smallmouth action.

Sports Scores From Tuesday July 2nd

softballNearly all area high schools were scheduled for action Tuesday with a full schedule of baseball and softball in the KIWA listening area.

Trinity Christian and Sheldon were scheduled to get together for the first time in softball and baseball in Sheldon but those games were first delayed by lightning and then eventually postponed.

Baseball will resume with the completion of the first game at 5:30 followed by the second game of the doubleheader on Wednesday July 10th. The softball game has been cancelled.



Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 7, Central Lyon, Rock Rapids 5

Harris-LakePark 10, Laurens-Marathon 4

Hinton 6, South O’Brien, Paullina 3

Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 13, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 3

Remsen-Union 6, Unity Christian, OrangeCity 5

SiouxCenter 11, Okoboji, Milford 5

Western Christian, Hull 2, Cherokee, Washington 1




Akron-Westfield 2, West Sioux, Hawarden 0

George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 12, Sibley-Ocheyedan 2

Harris-LakePark 10, Laurens-Marathon 1

Hinton 11, South O’Brien 5

Remsen-Union 6, Unity Christian 0

SiouxCenter 3, Okoboji 0

SiouxCenter 6, Okoboji 3

Unity Christian 7, Remsen-Union 6

West Lyon 10, MOC-FloydValley 5

Western Christian 12, Cherokee, Washington 0

Week Six IHSBCA Rankings Out

baseballThe Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association Week 6 Baseball Rankings are out. With limited representation from northwest Iowa Hinton is number seven in 1A with West Lyon ranked number eight. LeMars is ranked number five in the latest poll.



Class 4A:
1. Ankeny
2. Iowa City West
3. West DM Valley
4. Johnston
5. DM East
6. Fort Dodge
7. Dowling Catholic
8. Cedar Rapids Prairie
9. Muscatine
10. Cedar Rapids Xavier

Class 3A:
1. Bishop Heelan, Sioux City
2. Clear Lake
3. Davenport Assumption
4. Glenwood
5. LeMars
6. Chariton
7. Benton Community
8. Harlan
9. Storm Lake
10. ADM
Others in Consideration: Humbolt, Waverly-Shell Rock, Central Dewitt

Class 2A:
1. Dyersville Beckman
2. North Polk
3. Cascade
4. Roland-Story
5. Kuemper Catholic, Carroll
6. Wilton
7. Ogden
8. Regina, Iowa City
9. St. Albert, Council Bluffs
10. Treynor
Others in Consideration: Monticello, New Hampton, South Winneshiek, Mount Vernon

Class 1A:
1. Mason City Newman
2. Twin Cedars
3. Van Meter
4. Don Bosco
5. Martensdale-St. Mary’s
6. Lawton-Bronson
7. Hinton
8. West Lyon
9. Kee (Lansing)
10. Lisbon





Sports Schedule For Wednesday

softballThere are a sprinkling of softball and baseball games on the schedule as teams get set for the Fourth of break. Sheldon is on the road for a conference doubleheader hosted by the Generals of  Sibley Ocheyedan.





Sheldon at Sibley Ocheyedan

Okoboji at G-LR-CL

Hinton at Akron Westfield

Spalding at MMC

West Sioux at HMS

Trinity at Kingsley Pierson

Remsen Union at South O’Brien



Sheldon at Sibley Ocheyedan

Okoboji at G-LR

Central Lyon at MOC Floyd Valley

West Sioux at HMS

Hinton at Akron Westfield

Spalding at MMC

Remsen Union at South O’Brien

Central Lyon Downs Orab Baseball Team 4-2

Central Lyon LogoCentral Lyon broke a 2-2 tie with a two run fifth inning as they posted a 4-2 win over Sheldon in Siouxland Conference baseball Monday night in Rock Rapids.

Sheldon took an early 1-0 lead after the top of the first inning only to see the Lions score 2 runs in the bottom of the first to take the lead. Sheldon tied the game with a run in the top of the second and the game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth.

Jake Rosburg led the Orabs with a 3-for-4 night at the plate. He drove in a run and scored a run as well. Grant Weaver drove in the other Sheldon run.

Carter Roskam had a big night for Central Lyon as he drove in three runs with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate. Roskam also went the distance on the mound giving up 1 earned run. He walked 2 and struck out 5 and scattered 7 hits.

Mitch Jensen took the loss giving up 10 hits. He walked 1 and struck out 6.

Up next for Sheldon will be a non conference game Tuesday night as they welcome Trinity Christian to Orab Field.

Sports Scores From Monday July 1st

baseballThe month of July picked up right where June left off with a busy high school baseball and softball sports  schedule. The Sheldon Orab baseball squad was in action with a trip to Rock Rapids to go against Central Lyon.





Central Lyon 4, Sheldon 2

Cherokee, Washington 5, Spencer 4

Gehlen Catholic, LeMars 9, Akron-Westfield 6

Newell-Fonda 16, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 0

SiouxCenter 8, MOC-FloydValley 5

West Lyon, Inwood 4, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 1

Western Christian, Hull 7, Spirit Lake 6

Westwood, Sloan 2, Trinity Christian High School 0

Westwood, Sloan 9, Trinity Christian High School 2




Akron-Westfield 12, LeMars Gehlen Catholic 2

Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 12, West Lyon 0

Emmetsburg 5, StormLake 4

George-Little Rock/Central Lyon 10, Unity Christian 0

Harris-LakePark 10, Graettinger-Terril 3

Harris-LakePark 19, Graettinger-Terril 6

LeMars 4, Estherville Lincoln Central 0

Newell-Fonda 11, Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 1

SiouxCenter 11, MOC-FloydValley 1

SpiritLake 7, Western Christian 4

West Sioux, Hawarden 5, South O’Brien 4