This Week’s Iowa DNR Northwest Iowa Fishing Report

Northwest Iowa — Here is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Northwest Iowa Fishing Report for this week, released Thursday, May 25, 2023…

East Okoboji LakeThe water temperature is in the upper 60s. Black Crappie – Fair. Bluegill – Fair: Use a small hook and piece of worm. Walleye – Good. Yellow Perch – Fair: Sorting will be needed.

Ingham LakeWalleye – Fair.

Lost Island LakeWater temperatures are in the lower 60s. Check out the Iowa Walleye Challenge being held May 1 – June 30 for prizes given to anglers catching the most walleye. Black Crappie – Good. Walleye – Good.

Minnewashta LakeBlack Crappie – Fair.  Bluegill – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)Courtesy docks are in place. Check out the Iowa Walleye Challenge being held May 1 – June 30 for prizes given to anglers catching the most walleye. Walleye – Fair.

Spirit LakeThe water temperature is in the mid-60s. Black Bullhead – Good: Anglers have been very successful fishing the north grade. Black Crappie – Fair: Many nice-sized fish have been seen lately. Bluegill – Good: Try a small hook and a small piece of worm. Walleye – Good: Leaches and minnows work well. Yellow Perch – Fair.

West Okoboji LakeWater temperatures are in the mid-60s. Check out the Iowa Walleye Challenge being held May 1 – June 30 for prizes given to anglers catching the most walleye. Black Crappie – Fair: Try small jigs tipped with a minnow. Bluegill – Fair. Walleye – Good: Leaches and minnows work well. Yellow Perch – Fair: Sorting may be needed.

Courtesy docks are in for the seasonWater temperatures are in the middle to low 60s. Most area water levels are a few inches over crest. The fish bite has been very good across most areas.Check out the Iowa Walleye Challenge that runs 5/1 – 6/30 for statewide prizes for anglers. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

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Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Northwest Iowa – Here is this week’s Northwest Iowa Fishing Report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, as released Thursday

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