Spirit Lake, Iowa – The 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 fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.
Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake has around 14 -18 inches of ice. Walleye – Slow: Anglers have been picking up a few walleye along the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. They are having the best luck using spoons and minnows. Anglers have also reported having luck fishing in 5-6 feet of water during low light conditions and dredge cuts during the day. Yellow Perch – Slow: Yellow perch are being picked up just about anywhere using a small spoon and wax worm. White Bass – Slow: A few anglers are picking up some white bass in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye.
Big Spirit Lake
Reminder – walleye season open thru February 14th on Spirit, East and West Okoboji Lakes.
Walleye – Slow: The walleye bite has slowed during the day; the night bite has been more consistent. Yellow Perch – Slow: Some quality perch are being caught on the south end near the pump house and along the north end near Anglers Bay. Size varies from 7-10 inch fish.
West Okoboji Lake
Reminder – walleye season open thru Feb. 14th on Spirit, East and West Okoboji Lakes.
Bluegill – Good: Nice sized bluegills are being caught on the weed lines of Emerson and Millers Bay. Slow falls and light jigging brings these fish in. Fish weed lines in less than 10 feet of water. Yellow Perch – Good: Fish are being caught in various locations. Try Millers Bay in around 20 feet water. Small jigs and wax worms have produced the best action.
Rock Rapids Iowa — Central Lyon George Little Rock is headed to the Class 2A State Dual Team Tournament following regional competition Tuesday night in Rock Rapids.
In the semifinals #8 Central Lyon George Little Rock downed #42 MOC Floyd Valley 65-57. In the other semifinal it was #10 Sergeant Bluff Luton over #20 Spencer 43-27. In the region finals Central Lyon George Little Rock posted a 39-36 win over Sergeant Bluff Luton to advance to the State Tournament.
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (CLGL) 48.00 Moc-Floyd Valley (MFV) 30.00
145: Colby McIntire (CLGL) over Matt Dahl (MFV) (Fall 4:48)
152: Hunter Huisman (CLGL) over Jack Vander Voort (MFV) (MD 19-8)
160: Tanner Robertson (CLGL) over Jake Blankers (MFV) (Fall 1:39)
170: Zach Fugitt (CLGL) over Trever Huss (MFV) (Dec 6-5)
182: Stefan Kinsinger (MFV) over Tim Monroe (CLGL) (Fall 2:28)
195: Alex Waagmeester (CLGL) over Noah Minnick (MFV) (Fall 1:16)
220: Travis Vander Streek (CLGL) over Travis Te Grotenhuis (MFV) (Fall 0:27)
285: Brody Koerselman (MFV) over Ross Wiertsma (CLGL) (Fall 1:01)
106: Gable Sieperda (CLGL) over (MFV) (For.)
113: Abraham Anzua (MFV) over Seth Deatsch (CLGL) (Fall 0:48)
120: Nile Christensen (CLGL) over Jon Drilling (MFV) (Fall 2:53)
126: Mitch Van Beek (CLGL) over Tyler Rupp (MFV) (TF 15-0 4:16)
132: Connor Ascherl (MFV) over Caleb Kramer (CLGL) (Fall 3:54)
138: Connor Huss (MFV) over Treyton Virtue (CLGL) (Inj. [time])
Central Lyon/George-Little Rock (CLGL) 39.00 Sergeant Bluff-Luton (SBL) 36.00
106: Gable Sieperda (CLGL) over (SBL) (For.)
113: Devin Phaley (SBL) over Seth Deatsch (CLGL) (Fall 1:26)
120: Brayden Curry (SBL) over Nile Christensen (CLGL) (Fall 4:58)
126: Rhyker Simms (SBL) over (CLGL) (For.)
132: Mitch Van Beek (CLGL) over Cain Blenderman (SBL) (Dec 7-5)
138: Preston Dunn (SBL) over Kane Spencer (CLGL) (Fall 3:56)
145: Colby McIntire (CLGL) over Keegan Putnam (SBL) (SV-1 3-1)
152: Tanner Robertson (CLGL) over Clayton Bockelmann (SBL) (Dec 7-2)
160: Kyle Benson (SBL) over Hunter Huisman (CLGL) (Fall 3:25)
170: Tyler Strong (SBL) over Bryce Bickerstaff (CLGL) (Fall 0:59)
182: Zach Fugitt (CLGL) over Sean Kellogg (SBL) (Fall 5:15)
195: Alex Waagmeester (CLGL) over Connor Brabagallo (SBL) (Fall 5:33)
220: Travis Vander Streek (CLGL) over (SBL) (For.)
285: Ross Wiertsma (CLGL) over Calvin Sterk (SBL) (Fall 0:56)
The Lions now 17-0 on the season will open the quarterfinals at 9am on Wednesday February 18th at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Their opponent will be #3 Mediapolis who comes into the tournament at 25-4.
Class 1A Region Dual Team Wrestling was hosted by Woodbury Central. In the Semi-Final Round #8 Woodbury Central, Moville defeated unranked West Lyon 46-27. In the other semifinal #17 Westwood, Sloan defeated #15-Sibley-Ocheyedan 48-33. In the final round Woodbury Central defeated Westwood, Sloan 42-30 for the trip to state.
Hull Iowa — Sheldon and Boyden Hull split their final regular season basketball double header at Hull Tuesday night. Sheldon took the girls game 47-35. The boys game went to Boyden Hull 73-53.
Sheldon led at all the breaks in the girls contest. They were up 7-4 at the end of the first quarter and led by six at the half 18-12. At the end of the third quarter the lead was 33-24 with the Orabs getting the win 47-35.
A pair of seniors led the offense with Emily johnson hitting four 3-point buckets on the way to an 18 point night. Sami Kleinwolterink added 16 points.
The Comets were led by Baily Ten Haken with nine points coming on a trio of threes. Anna De Jongh was next with eight points.
With the win Sheldon wraps up the regular season with an 8-13 record going 8-11 in the conference. Boyden Hull closes the regular season at 3-18 going 2-16 in the Siouxland.
Sheldon opens tournament play in Class 3A with a quarterfinal matchup in Spirit Lake Saturday against the host team Indians. Boyden Hull opens Class 2A tournament play on Saturday with a game against the Wolverines at South O’Brien. Opening tip offs for both will be at 7pm.
In the boys game Boyden Hull led by a point 21-20 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime the lead was up to eight points at 38-30. The Orabs opened the second half on a run and pulled to within one points before a time out by the Comets resulted in a run of their own that turned into a 52-41 third quarter lead. Boyden Hull would go on to win 73-53 and extend their winning streak to 12 games.
A trio of Comets did most of the damage with Justin Schmidt hitting for a game high 22 points. He was followed by Kyle Bakker with 20 and Dalton Moser who hit for 16 points including four buckets from beyond the arc.
Sheldon was led by Matt Buenger with 10 points including a pair of threes and four-of-four free throw shooting. Dylan Ennema was next with 9 points.
With the win Boyden Hull improves to 17-3 on the season and 14-3 in the conference. Sheldon falls to 13-7 for the year and 11-6 in the Siouxland. Up next for Sheldon is the regular season finale on Friday as they host Sibley Ocheyedan. Boyden Hull wraps up the regular season Friday at Rock Valley.
Orange City, Iowa — Paige Boote (Lester, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College next year.
Boote is a 5’10” outside hitter who played three years for West Lyon High School. Boote ranked second on the team in kills (2.1), digs (3.3) and ace serves (31) in leading her team to a 17-7-1 overall record as a senior. She earned second team all-conference honors and was also an academic all-conference selection. A member of the National Honor Society, Boote plans to major in biology at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Lance and Leah.
“Paige is a great fit for our volleyball team and campus community,” said head coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She will provide depth at the outside hitter position on our team. We are excited that Paige chose Northwestern College to continue her education and volleyball career.”
DES MOINES – Permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by February 20. Ice shelter owners are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to get their shelter off the ice. If a shelter falls through the ice, the owner is responsible for getting it out of the lake.