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Weekly DNR Fishing Report

Northwest Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released their weekly fishing report for northwest Iowa. This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure pattern.

East Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is closed until Saturday May 1st at 12 a.m. Most courtesy docks are in place. The water temperature is 49 degrees. Black Crappie – Fair:  Bluegill – Fair:

Lost Island Lake
Anglers have been able to have consistent success with yellow perch and a few other species this spring. Yellow Perch – Good:  Bluegill – Fair:  Black Crappie – Fair:  Walleye – Fair.

Minnewashta Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: A nice crappie bite can be found with a little bit of movement around the lake.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair:

Spirit Lake
The walleye season is closed until Saturday May 1st at 12 a.m. Most courtesy docks are in place. Perch and panfish have slowly making their way in shallower making shoreline and dock fishing more promising. The water temperature is 48 degrees. Yellow Perch – Fair:

West Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is closed until Saturday May 1st at 12 a.m. All courtesy docks are in place. The water temperature is 48 degrees. Bluegill – Fair:  Black Crappie – Fair:

The walleye season is currently closed on Iowa Great Lakes chain. The season opens Saturday May 1st at 12 a.m. Most courtesy docks are in place. The extended forecast calls for varying temperatures with highs in the 60s to 80s. Lake levels are currently lower making points more apparent and historically shallow areas less accessible by boat.

 

 

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