Crawford Creek Impoundment
Crawford Creek is around 4 feet low. Most docks are no longer in the water. Some anglers are reporting bass biting in the northeast part of the lake, but it has been spotty.
Moorehead Park Pond
The crappie bite has been very good on the west side of the lake over the stumps and off the west docks. Moorehead Pond is around 4 feet low.
Bacon Creek Lake
1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov. 15.
Black Hawk Lake
Black Hawk Lake was chemically renovated on Nov. 8.
1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov. 18.
Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri River)
Fishing in the Little Sioux is reported to be slow.
Some of the smaller lakes have 1 to 1.5 inches of ice. Some of the deeper lakes have skim ice in the morning but are usually opening by mid-day.
There is a little ice next to shore but expect that to melt with the warmer weather the next few days.
1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov. 21. Rainbow Trout – Good: Trout are biting on spinners and small jigs.
For more fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Big Spirit Lake
The lake is partly skimming over at night and thawing during the day. Use extreme caution when venturing on new ice. Little Anglers Bay and the Grade will be the first places to look for fishable ice but don’t overlook taking a boat out while the water is still open.
West Okoboji Lake
With warm weather in the forecast don’t anticipate ice on the main lake until a good cold snap hits but the canals may offer some early ice action. Fishing from the boat may be good yet look for fish in early ice locations.
Some of the smaller lakes in the area have frozen over but ice fishing has not yet begun. With the warm forecast for the first week of December don’t expect good ice until the middle of the month. Remember to use caution when venturing on new ice.