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Fishing report

Published: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 1:47 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 7:09 a.m. CDT

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.


Greenfield Lake

Try drifting for bluegills and crappie suspended mid-lake or around cedar tree piles. Greenfield also has a good channel catfish population with many fish in that 2 to 3 pound range. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try fishing shrimp or chicken liver around the jetties to catch fish in the two pound range.  Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills can be caught drifting small jigs. Fish are 7 to 8 inches.  Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass are being caught in the cedar tree piles using plastics. Many fish are in the 12 to 15-inch range.

Lake Icaria

The water clarity is good.  Bluegill - Slow: The deeper sides of the fish mounds are producing some bluegills by casting small jigs or suspending crawlers.  Crappie - Fair: Some crappies are hanging around the tree piles and the sides of the deeper fish mounds.

Little River Watershed Lake

The water level is near full and the lake is easily accessible.  Water clarity is very good.  Channel Catfish - Fair: A lot of mid-sized channel catfish are being caught from shoreline areas.  Small liver chunks and stink baits are working the best.

Green Valley Lake

The water levels are near normal. Some algae is present in the wind blown areas.  The water temps are in the mid 70s. Bluegill - Fair: A few bluegills are being caught from the deeper sides of the fish mounds or deeper tree piles.

Summitt Lake

The lake has refilled and the fishery has been restocked.  Boat access is easy.

Three Mile Lake

The water level is near normal. Some algae is present.  Channel Catfish - Fair: The channel catfish are biting on liver and stink bait.  Crappie - Slow: Jigging small white jigs in the flooded trees is producing some crappies.  Yellow Bass - Fair: A lot of small yellow bass are being caught on small crawlers or jigs.

Twelve Mile Creek Lake

The water quality is fair and temps are in the mid 70s. Some areas have green algae but the windy areas remain satisfactory. Bluegill - Good: Some nice bluegills are being caught from 6 to 8 feet of water around the edges of the rooted vegetation or flooded trees. Crappie - Fair: Several crappies can be caught from the sides of the fish mounds.

Water has warmed to the mid to upper 70s.

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