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DNR Fishing Report – October 4th

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

White Bass – Fair: Anglers that have been targeting walleye are usually getting into a few white bass.  Walleye – Slow: Walleye fishing continues to be slow.  Cooling water temperatures may help to turn the fall bite on. Water levels are very low.  Avoid using the Bel Air boat ramp.  The dredge machine is still in operation on Storm Lake.  Boaters should use caution and stay clear of the dredge barge, pump barge, and pipeline, especially with the low water conditions.


Swan Lake

Fishing is starting to pick up.  Water levels are very low and it may be difficult to get a boat in.  Channel Catfish – Slow: Some channel catfish have been caught from the fish house with stink bait. Bluegill – Fair: Some bluegills are also being caught. Expect the bluegills to be 7 to 7.5 inches.  Crappie – Fair: The crappie bite is picking up.


Black Hawk Lake

Water levels are about 31 inches below crest.  Boaters should use caution when on the lake as there are several hazards with the low water.


Great Western Park Lake

Channel Catfish – Fair: Catfish can be caught on stink bait.  Crappie – Fair: A few large crappies are being picked up.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

The Little Sioux around Cherokee has been producing some walleye and catfish.  Target the deeper holes in the river and below the Linn Grove Dam.  Channel Catfish – Fair: Catfish have been hitting on floating raps and twisters.  Walleye – Fair: Try casting white or fire tiger twisters.


North Raccoon River (Auburn to Perry)

The Raccoon River is low, but anglers who have been wading in the river and finding the deeper holes have been catching some catfish.


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