Weekly DNR Fishing Report For Northwest Iowa

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.

Northwest Iowa

Big Spirit Lake

The best bite for all species has been around sunrise and sunset. Bluegill – Slow: Try Anglers Bay in early morning and late afternoon. Crappie – Slow: Similar to bluegills, a few have been caught in Anglers Bay and the best bite is early and late in the day.  Yellow Perch – Slow: The perch bite has been very slow with only a few fish being caught.  Try fishing transition areas such as the edge of rock piles or look toward the basin.  Walleye – Slow: Most fishermen have been fishing around rock piles early and late in the day.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

There is 19-21 inches of ice on the lake and a few shacks are on the main lake basin.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Ice conditions have been reported as ranging from 15-20 inches. The geese still have a small open hole between the islands. All walleye between 17-22 inches must be immediately released and no more than one over 22 inches may be kept per day.  The daily limit is three.  White Bass – Fair: Fish are being caught on 1/16 ounce buckshot spoons tipped with minnow heads in 5-6 feet of water. Mostly small fish.  Walleye – Fair: Fish are being caught on 1/16 ounce buckshot spoons tipped with minnow heads in 5-6 feet of water. Mostly small fish with a few in the slot.

West Okoboji Lake

Northern Pike – Slow: Tip-ups fished near weed beds have provided some action. Bluegill – Slow: Bluegill fishing has been slower than previous years but a few are being caught. Moving around and drilling a lot of holes may provide the best action.


Western Continues to Top Radio Iowa 2A Boys Basketball Poll

 

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Western Christian continues to top the Radio Iowa Boys Class 2A Basketball Poll. Entering the week the Wolfpack had gotten off to a 6-0 start.

 

 

 

 

 

Class 4A

1. Iowa City West (7-0), LW #1 @ Iowa City High (tonight)
2. Bettendorf (6-0), LW #2 vs Davenport West (Tue)
3. Dubuque Senior (6-0), LW #3 @ Hempstead (Tue)
4. North Scott (8-0), LW #4 vs Muscatine (Tue)
5. Ankeny Centennial (8-0), LW #5 vs Ames (Tue)
6. Southeast Polk (7-1), LW #6 @ Dowling (Tue)
7. Waukee (6-2), LW #7 vs Mason City (Tue)
8. DSM North (7-0), LW #8 @ Ottumwa (Tue)
9. Sioux City North (9-1), LW #9 vs Linn-Mar (Sat)
10.DSM Hoover (4-2), LW #10 @ Indianola (Tue)

 

Class 3A

1. Harlan (7-0), LW #1 @ Atlantic (Tue)
2. Dallas Center-Grimes (7-1), LW #3 @ Newton (Tue)
3. Dubuque Wahlert (6-1), LW #6 vs Cedar Falls (Tue)
4. Central DeWitt (6-1), LW #2 @ Williamsburg (Tue)
5. Clear Lake (6-0), LW #8 @ Clarion-Goldfield (Tue)
6. Solon (5-1), LW #5 @ Clear Creek-Amana (Tue)
7. Carroll (6-1), LW #4 vs Ballard (Tue)
8. Sioux City Heelan (4-1), LW #7 vs Unity Christian (Tue)
9. Benton Community (6-2), LW (X) @ West Delaware (Tue)
10.MOC-Floyd Valley (7-1), LW (X) vs 2A-#10 Sioux Center (Tue)

 

Class 2A
1. Western Christian (6-0), LW #1 @ Spencer (Tue)
2. West Fork (5-0), LW #2 @ Saint Ansgar (Tue)
3. Cascade (7-0), LW #3 vs Monticello (Tue)
4. Carroll Kuemper (5-1), LW #4 @ St. Albert (Tue)
5. MFL-MarMac (6-0), LW #5 vs West Central (Tue)
6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond (8-0), LW #6 vs Humboldt (Tue)
7. IKM-Manning (7-0), LW #7 @ Maple Valley/A-O (tonight)
8. Rock Valley (5-1), LW #8 @ HMS Hartley (Mon)
9. Treynor (6-1), LW #9 @ AHST (Tue)
10.Sioux Center (7-1), LW #10 @ 3A-#10 MOC-Floyd Valley (Tue)

 

Class 1A

1. Dunkerton (6-0), LW #1 @ Clarksville (Thur)
2. Lamoni (7-0), LW #3 @ Oreint-Macksburg (Tue)
3. Newell-Fonda (8-0), LW #4 vs Hinton (Tue)
4. Nodaway Valley (6-0), LW #5 vs East Union (Tue)
5. Keota (7-0), LW #7 @ Iowa Valley (Tue)
6. LeMars Gehlen (9-0), LW #6 vs Akron-Westfield (Tue)
7. West Lyon (7-0), LW #8 @ 2A #8 Rock Valley (Tue)
8. Iowa Mennonite (6-1), LW #2 @ Wapello (Tue)
9. Belmond-Klemme (6-0), LW #9 vs CAL Latimer (tonight)
10.Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6-1), LW #10 @ Grundy Center (Tue)

 

 


Western And MOC Floyd Valley Top Ranked in Latest Girls Basketball Polls

basketball_sxcThe latest  Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union basketball polls are out and Western Christian continues to top the 2A poll while MOC Floyd Valley remains atop the 3A poll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 1A

1 Newell-Fonda 8-1 1
2 Burlington-Notre Dame 7-0 2
3 Colo-Nesco 10-0 3
4 Lynnville-Sully 10-1 4
5 Murray 8-0 5
6 Stanton 9-0 6
7 Dunkerton 8-1 7
8 Janesville 7-1 8
9 Ar-We-Va 7-1 9
10 Bedford 8-1 10
11 Winfield-Mount Union 9-1 11
12 Northwood-Kensett 7-2 12
13 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 8-1 14
14 English Valleys 6-3 NR
15 Rockford 5-2 NR

Class 2A

1 Western Christian 9-0 1
2 Cascade 8-0 4
3 Iowa City Regina 7-1 2
4 Fort Dodge St. Edmond 10-0 5
5 Hinton 10-0 6
6 Manson-NW Webster 8-1 3
7 North-Linn 8-0 7
8 Dike-New Hartford 7-1 8
9 Hudson 7-1 9
10 South Central Calhoun 9-1 10
11 North Butler 7-1 12
12 Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 9-0 13
13 Treynor 8-2 NR
14 Des Moines Christian 8-3 14
15 Iowa Valley 7-1 11

Class 3A

1 MOC-Floyd Valley 10-0 1
2 Bondurant-Farrar 9-0 2
3 Mediapolis 7-0 5
4 Clear Lake 8-1 6
5 Unity Christian 8-1 7
6 North Polk 8-2 8
7 Williamsburg 8-1 4
8 Crestwood 7-1 9
9 Nevada 7-2 10
10 Red Oak 7-2 3
11 Center Point-Urbana 6-3 12
12 Hampton-Dumont 7-2 15
13 Camanche 6-2 NR
14 Spirit Lake 6-3 NR
15 Kuemper Catholic 6-3 11

Class 4A

1 Harlan 7-0 1
2 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 8-0 2
3 Perry 8-1 5
4 Davenport Assumption 7-3 6
5 Cedar Rapids Xavier 6-3 4
6 Ballard 9-2 3
7 Western Dubuque 8-1 9
8 North Scott 7-3 7
9 Mount Pleasant 6-2 11
10 Lewis Central 7-3 10
11 Dallas Center-Grimes 6-2 12
12 Indianola 8-2 13
13 Waverly-Shell Rock 6-3 8
14 Grinnell 8-1 NR
15 West Delaware 7-2 NR
Class 5A

1 Iowa City High 12-0 1
2 West Des Moines Valley 8-0 2
3 Waterloo West 8-1 3
4 Dowling Catholic 8-1 4
5 Waukee 7-0 6
6 Cedar Rapids Kennedy 7-1 8
7 Mason City 6-1 9
8 Des Moines East 8-2 5
9 Muscatine 8-2 NR
10 Ames 6-2 NR


Dates Set For Iowa Sharks Player Tryouts

SharksThe Iowa Sharks semi pro football team out of Sutherland will be holding tryouts at the Spencer YMCA on January 11th and February 22nd from 2-5 p.m.

If you’ve got what it takes you are encouraged to come on out and try out for the team. The Iowa Sharks have a rich history of success winning several championships along with multiple winning seasons.

You can join the Shark family and play some of the most fun full contact football around for the Sharks in the Midwest Football Alliance. You’ll go to battle with teams from Kansas City, Des Moines, Sioux Falls, Lincoln, Omaha, Quad Cities, and more.

The Iowa Sharks are looking forward to meeting everyone and seeing all the talent the area has to offer. The Iowa Sharks semi pro football team out of Sutherland will be holding tryouts at the Spencer YMCA on January 11th and February 22nd from 2-5 p.m.

 


Jessica Van Beek Signs to Play Volleyball at Northwestern

Northwesstern logoSheldon senior Jessica Van Beek signed her letter of intent Wednesday morning to continue her volleyball career and education at Northwestern.

Van Beek helped lead the Orabs to a 34-5 record and a State Tournament appearance this past season. The Orabs finished second in the final 3A regular season poll. Jessica earned first team All-State honors in Class 3A from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

An all round player Van Beek totaled 451 kills in 103 sets averaging 4.38 per set. She also totaled 59 blocks on the season including 29 solo blocks. At the serve line Van Beek had a serve efficiency of .938 with 28 ace serves.

 
Northwestern College ended the 2013 volleyball season ranked ninth in the final NAIA coaches’ postseason poll. It is the highest final ranking for the Red Raiders since the 2010 season.

Northwestern ended the year with a 36-4 record, losing to Midland Nebraska in the first round of the 12-team single elimination tournament. The Red Raiders, seeded fifth at the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament advanced out of pool play with a 2-1 record.

Van Beek will join a pair of former Orabs in Orange City. Alexis Bart finished her junior year this past season as a defensive specialist with Kellie Goedken finishing her freshman season as a middle hitter.


Sports Schedule For Thursday January 9th

wrestling gearSheldon South O’Brien wrestlers are at Akron Westfield for a double dual. Other teams include Marcus Meriden Clelhorn and Canton South Dakota.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrestling

Sheldon South O’Brien, MMC and Canton SD at Akron Westfield

Okoboji, East Sac County and Manson Northwest Webster at Pocahontas Area

Central Lyon George Little Rock, Hinton and West Sioux at Boyden Hull Rock Valley

HMS, Sibley Ocheyedan and LeMars at Western Christian

Sioux Center and BCIG at Woodbury Central

 

Basketball Doubleheader

Clay Central Everly at Boyden Hull

 

 

Girls Basketball at the CNOS Classic at Tyson Events Center

2:45 Unity vs Newell Fonda

6:15 Heelan vs MOC Floyd Valley

 

 

Boys Basketball at the CNOS Classic at Tyson Events Center

8pm South Sioux City vs. MOC-Floyd Valley