Weekly DNR Fishing Report

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.

 

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Big Spirit Lake

Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Look around rock piles and weed lines for smallmouth with a combination being even better.  Largemouth Bass – Slow: Fish have been found in a few different areas but there doesn’t seem to be a clear cut pattern.  Pitching docks, cranking weed lines, and top water early and late have all caught a few fish.  Walleye – Slow: Fishing continues to be slow but a few more fish are starting to come in.  Trolling live bait rigs as well as crankbaits early and late in the day seems to be the best.  Shore anglers are catching a few.

 

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Look for bluegills in and around weeds, with open pockets and weed edges being the most productive.  Live bait rigged on a slip bobber rig suspended just above the weeds has been good as well as jigging pilkies and small jigs. A few perch and yellow bass are also being picked up with this presentation.  Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Smallies have been relating more to deeper weed edges and drop offs.  Largemouth Bass – Fair: Look for weed pockets or weed edges.

 

Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)

The water is low and the fish are concentrated in the deeper holes.  Try a white twister tail for walleye and a worm on bottom should catch just about anything.

 

Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Fishing for catfish continues to be good.  Look for deep holes and anglers should find catfish and they are biting.  Use night crawlers, stink bait, cut bait, chicken liver, or shrimp.

 

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing remains the same as last week at Storm.  Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers drift fishing with night crawlers have been doing well.  White Bass – Fair: White bass can be caught pulling plugs, crankbaits, or casting white twisters.  Walleye – Slow: Pulling plugs or shad raps continue to be the best producers. The dredge machine on Storm Lake is in operation.  Stay clear of the dredge, booster pump, and the pipeline that runs from the dredge to the east shore.

 

 


Latest Volleyball Poll Out Sheldon Ranked Second in 3A Western Second in 2A

volleyball

The latest volleyball poll is out from the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. Area teams are led by Sheldon and Western Christian ranked second in class 3A and 2A respectively.

 

 

 

Class 1A

1 Holy Trinity Catholic 3-0 1
2 Janesville 1-0 2
3 Tripoli 0-0 3
4 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 1-1 4
5 Grandview Park Baptist 0-0 5
6 New London 4-1 6
7 Winfield-Mount Union 5-2 9
8 Stanton 1-0 10
9 Central Lyon 3-1 NR
10 Bishop Garrigan 4-2 NR
11 Murray 0-0 13
12 Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton 0-0 14
13 Marquette Catholic 2-1 NR
14 Lisbon 2-2 7
15 Harris-Lake Park 5-4 12

Dropped Out: Belle Plaine (8), East Union (11), Don Bosco (15)

Class 2A

1 Dike-New Hartford 0-0 1
2 Western Christian 0-0 2
3 Council Bluffs St. Albert 0-0 3
4 Hinton 1-0 4
5 Sumner-Fredericksburg 0-0 6
6 Eddyville-Blakesburg 9-0 7
7 Edgewood-Colesburg 3-0 9
8 Grundy Center 3-0 10
9 Ridge View 1-0 13
10 South Central Calhoun 6-1 5
11 Lake Mills 1-0 12
12 North Butler 5-0 15
13 Sioux Central 2-0 NR
14 Boyden-Hull 2-1 11
15 Des Moines Christian 4-2 NR

Dropped Out: Treynor (8), West Branch (14)

Class 3A

1 Union 0-0 2
2 Sheldon 3-0 7
3 Kuemper Catholic 1-0 3
4 Red Oak 0-0 4
5 Mount Vernon 1-0 5
6 MOC-Floyd Valley 2-1 1
7 Nevada 3-2 6
8 Algona 3-1 9
9 Sioux Center 4-0 12
10 Unity Christian 2-0 13
11 Bondurant-Farrar 8-2 8
12 East Sac County 5-1 11
13 Mediapolis 7-0 14
14 Center Point-Urbana 4-1 15
15 Beckman Catholic 1-0 NR

Dropped Out: Davis County (10)

Class 4A

1 Harlan 5-0 1
2 Solon 2-0 2
3 West Delaware 5-0 4
4 Charles City 5-1 5
5 Sioux City Bishop Heelan 2-2 3
6 Davenport Assumption 1-1 6
7 Waverly-Shell Rock 5-1 7
8 Indianola 2-0 8
9 Cedar Rapids Xavier 1-0 9
10 Webster City 2-0 13
11 Newton 4-1 12
12 Marion 0-0 14
13 Clear Creek-Amana 6-1 NR
14 Dubuque Wahlert 0-2 11
15 Fairfield 2-1 15

Dropped Out: ADM (10)

Class 5A

1 Bettendorf 5-0 1
2 Johnston 3-0 2
3 Cedar Falls 7-0 9
4 Dowling Catholic 7-0 6
5 Ankeny 1-0 8
6 Pleasant Valley 4-1 5
7 Dubuque Hempstead 6-2 3
8 Urbandale 7-2 4
9 West Des Moines Valley 6-1 7
10 Iowa City High 1-0 NR

Dropped Out: Iowa City West (10)


Sports Scores From Thursday September Fifth

volleyballWar Eagle Conference teams hit the floor for volleyball Thursday night. There were three conference matches and one non conference match involving teams from the War Eagle.

 

 

Volleyball

Akron-Westfield 25-25-25, St. Mary’s, Remsen 15-14-10
Hinton 25-25-25, Trinity Christian, Hull 15-15-15
South O’Brien 26-25-25, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn 24-16-5
Whiting 25-25-25, Remsen-Union 14-11-13

 


Orab Volleyball Team Goes 3-0 at Dutch Invite

Orab-LogoIt was opening night for area volleyball teams Tuesday night. Tournaments were hosted by MOC Floyd Valley and Okoboji with some regular season openers on the schedule as well.

 

 

 

 

Sheldon 2 Cherokee 0

Sheldon 21 Cherokee 11
Sheldon 21 Cherokee 3

Jessica Van Beek 10 kills
Mackensey Radke 2 solo blocks
Jess Van Beek 2 solo blocks
Kayla Johnson 24/24 serving, 5 aces
Allie Jongewaard 10 setter assists
Kayla Johnson 4 digs

 

Sheldon 2 Spencer 0

Sheldon 21 Spencer 10
Sheldon 21 Spencer 15

Jess 7 kills
Marti 5 kills
Mackensey 1 solo block
Allie 11 setter assists
Kayla 5 digs
Emily Johnson 4 digs
Marti 12/12 serving, 4 aces
Allie 3 aces

 

Sheldon 2 MOC-Floyd Valley 1

Sheldon 25 MOC 23
Sheldon 11 MOC 25
Sheldon 15 MOC 12

Jess 10 kills
Marti 10 kills
Jena Van Marel 1 solo block
Sami Kleinwolterink 1 block assist
Mackensey 1 block assist
Allie 21 setter assists
Allie 4 digs
Allie 2 aces

Sheldon starts season off 3-0, returns home for tournament Saturday at Sheldon High School starting at 9:00. In other tournament action

Other Tournament Scores

MOC-Floyd Valley 19-21-15, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-13-12
MOC-Floyd Valley 22-21, LeMars 20-17

Sergeant Bluff-Luton 21-21, Cherokee, Washington 17-16
Cherokee, Washington 21-23, Spencer 13-21

Harris-Lake Park 21-14-15, Spirit Lake 9-21-5
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire 19-5
Harris-Lake Park 21-21, Okoboji 18-10

Regular Season Volleyball 

Sibley-Ocheyedan 25-25-25, Clay Central-Everly 18-19-15

Hinton 25-27-25, South O’Brien 15-25-16

St. Mary’s, Remsen 25-25-22-18-15, Remsen-Union 17-21-25-25-9


Western And Unity Claim Cross Country Team Titles at Spirit Lake

The Sheldon Orabs opened the cross country season at the Spirit Lake Invite at Brooks Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. The Orabs finished seventh in the girls team totals and ninth in the boys totals.

Girls Team Totals

1 Western 46
2 Unity 54
3 MOC Floyd Valley 57
4 Spencer 69
5 Spirit Lake 150
6 Estherville Lincoln Central 154
7 Sheldon 176
8 Storm Lake 234
9 Cherokee 269

The Orab girls were led by Emma Van Meeteren with a time of 17:16 followed by Anna Marie Fjeld in 17:39.

Boys Team Totals

1 Unity 61
2 MOC Floyd Valley 71
3 Spirit Lake 75
4 Spencer 115
5 Western 126
6 Storm Lake 134
7 Estherville Lincoln Central 184
8 Cherokee 188
9 Sheldon 216

The Orab boys were led by Dillon Jansma with a time of 19:02 followed by Mark Ahlers in 19:38.

 


Sports Schedule For Tuesday September 2nd

volleyball

Tuesday is opening night for area volleyball squads. Sheldon will open the season at the MOC Floyd Valley Dutch Invite. The Sheldon Cross Country Teams will open the season as well Tuesday participating in the Spirit Lake Coed Invite at Brooks Golf Course.

 

 

 

Volleyball

Sheldon, Cherokee, LeMars, Sergeant Bluff Luton and Spencer at the MOC Floyd Valley Dutch Invite

Graettinger Terril, Harris Lake Park and Spirit Lake at the Okoboji Invite

Clay Central Everly at Sibley Ocheyedan

Trinity Christian at HMS

South O’Brien at Hinton

Gehlen at MMC

Akron Westfield at Unity

 
Cross Country

Sheldon, Cherokee, E-LC, Laurens Marathon, MOC Floyd Valley, Spencer, Storm Lake, Unity and Western at the Spirit Lake Coed Invite