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Fishing report

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 10:18 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 10:56 p.m. CDT

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Greenfield Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.  Bluegill - No Report: This lake offers some good bluegill fishing.  Use small ice fishing jigs with the cool water.  Crappie - No Report: There is a nice year class of quality sized crappie in the lake.

Lake Manawa

The water is clearing as the algae dies back in the cooler water. This helps the fishing.  Crappie - Fair: Some nice crappies are being caught in the canals on white twister tails or minnows.  Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - No Report: Try fishing the wipers along the north shore.  Fall is an excellent time of year to catch wipers.

Activity at area lakes has been light due to weather and other outdoor activities taking precedence.  Water temperatures have dropped and we are seeing some skim ice over shallow bays and ponds. Use a slow presentation when fishing this time of year.  

Lake Icaria

The water level is down about two feet. Clarity is good.  Bluegill - No Report:   Largemouth Bass - No Report:   Crappie - No Report:   Walleye - No Report: 

Sands Timber Lake (Blockton Reservoir)

The lake has been drained to allow the construction of a wetland near the upper end.

Green Valley Lake

Water level is down about two feet. Clarity is good.  Bluegill - Slow: Anglers are finding a few bluegills just above the bottom near the tree pile in the middle of the lake.  

Three Mile Lake

The water level is down about three feet.  Water clarity is very good.  Crappie - Slow: Anglers are finding a few crappies in the flooded trees near the creek channel and near other traditional ice fishing areas.  Walleye - No Report: 

Twelve Mile Creek Lake

The water level is down about two feet.  The water clarity is very good.  Bluegill - Slow: A few anglers are picking up a few bluegills from near the bottom 20 to 25 feet deep.  Crappie - No Report:   Walleye - No Report: 

Water temperatures are in the low 40s and possibly down to the upper 30s in smaller lakes. Water clarity is better than usual. Most species are starting to move into wintering areas.

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