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Iowa DNR Fishing Report – October 3rd

Crawford Creek Impoundment

Fishing has been slow.


Moorehead Park Pond

Fishing has been slow.


Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Fishing remains the same as last week at Storm.  Channel Catfish – Good: Anglers drift fishing with night crawlers have been doing well.  White Bass – Fair: White bass can be caught pulling plugs, crankbaits, or casting white twisters.  Walleye – Slow: Pulling plugs or shad raps continue to be the best producers. The dredge machine on Storm Lake is in operation.  Stay clear of the dredge, booster pump, and pipeline that runs from the dredge to the east shore.


North Twin Lake

Fishing for yellow bass and crappie is starting to pick up.  Anglers are focusing their efforts around the docks.  Recent sampling has shown large numbers of nice walleye hanging out around the end of the docks.  Try casting a large twister or hair jig baited with a minnow and casting to each dock that is still in.


Black Hawk Lake

Black Hawk Lake is approximately 10 inches below crest.  Black Hawk Lake’s fishery was renovated last fall. Although we have been restocking the lake with sport fish, there are not a lot of harvestable size fish in the lake yet.


Browns Lake

Anglers are catching catfish using Sonny’s stink bait and dead shad at night.  Fishing for other species has been slow.


Snyder Bend Lake

Fishing has been slow.


Arrowhead Lake

Catfish have been biting well on leeches under a bobber.  Some largemouth bass can be caught with the same technique.


Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)

Walleye fishing is starting to pick up a little.  Anglers should throw white or chartreuse twisters or other similar baits.  Rocky pools, deeper outside bends and below riffles are good places to target fish.


Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri River)

Anglers have been catching good numbers of nice walleye.  Fish in the morning and evening hours around rocky habitat and deeper water.  Throw white twisters when fishing the channel.  If you’re fishing a deep hole you might want to try live bait, such as chubs or large shiners.


For more information on lakes and rivers in the Black Hawk District contact the Black Hawk District Office at 712-657-2638.


Big Spirit Lake

Walleye – Slow: Fishing has been tough but a few fish are still being caught.  Minnows have been catching a few fish along with artificial baits. Freshwater Drum – Fair: For a chance at a master angler fish try fishing live bait on or near the bottom.  A master angler drum must measure 25 inches or more.


East Okoboji Lake

Yellow Bass – Fair: Try a pilkie tipped with wigglers over rock piles.


West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Slow: bluegills should start to move shallower as the water cools. Continue to fish around weed edges and open pockets.  Yellow Perch – Fair: Try using a pilkie tipped with wigglers for perch around some sort of structure: weeds, rocks, drop-offs, or a combination.  Most are reporting many small fish with a few nice ones mixed in.


For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

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