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Southwest Iowa fishing report

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 12:42 a.m. CDT

Lake Anita

Ice is 10-14 inches thick. Waterfowl have a large area of open water in the north arm of the lake so use caution when moving around.  Bluegill - Slow: Nine-inch plus bluegill are being caught on wax worms in the campground arm. Crappie - Slow: A few quality size crappie are being caught in the campground arm using minnows and wax worms. Late afternoon has been the best bite.

Lake Icaria

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having more than 13 inches of ice. Most fishing activity is on the roadbed and along the channel off the beach point.   Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to nine inches are being caught with minnows.  Walleye - Fair: Walleyes over 20 inches are being caught with minnows near the bottom along the roadbed.

West Lake (Osceola)

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having 12 or more inches of ice.  Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 8.5 inches are being caught on wax worms and minnows along the channel south of the dam.

Fogle Lake S.W.A.

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having 10-15 inches of ice.  Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill are being caught near the bottom on wax worms along the flooded timber.  Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 10 inches are being caught on minnows along the flooded timber.

Green Valley Lake

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having 13 inches or more of ice. Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills 7-8.5 inches are being caught on wax worms near the bottom away from the cedar tree piles.  Crappie - Slow: Crappies up to 10 inches are being caught using minnows and wax worms near the cedar tree piles.

Three Mile Lake

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having 13 or more inches of ice. Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 10 inches are being caught using minnows along the flooded timber.  Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught using minnows along the roadbed.  Yellow Bass - Fair: Yellow bass are being caught with wax worms near the bottom along the channel and on the roadbed.

Twelve Mile Creek Lake

Ice conditions have remained fairly consistent with most of the lake having 13 or more inches of ice.   Bluegill - Fair: A few big bluegills are being caught on wax worms near the bottom.  People that are willing to keep moving have had the best luck.  Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 10 inches are being caught on minnows and wax worms along the channel and the roadbed.  Walleye - Slow: Walleyes are being caught on minnows along the roadbed.

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