Weekly Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Here is this week’s Northwest Iowa Fishing Report as released by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Thursday, May 16.

East Okoboji Lake
Lake level is 5 inches above crest. The walleye season is openBlack Crappie – Fair:  Bluegill – Fair. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Fish are starting to be in and around docks. Yellow Perch – Fair: Sorting will most likely be needed.

Ingham Lake
 – Fair: Anglers have been successful morning and afternoon.  

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Good: Bite has been hit-or-miss, but has been very good when the bite is on.

Spirit Lake
Lake level is a couple inches over crest. The walleye season is openBlack Crappie – Good: Anglers are finding quality-size fish; they are biting on almost anything. Bluegill – Fair. Walleye – Good: Anglers are catching quality-size fish. Yellow Perch – Good: Sorting may be needed.

West Okoboji Lake
The lake level is 5 inches above crest. The walleye season is open. Black Crappie – Fair: Bluegill – Good. Pumpkinseed – Good. Walleye – Fair. Yellow Perch – Fair: Sorting may be needed.

Area water temperatures are slowly rising to the upper 50s to lower 60s. Most area lakes are above crest. Courtesy docks are in place. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.



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