Bacon Creek Lake
Approximately 1,500 rainbow trout will be stocked into Bacon Creek on November 20 at 1:30 p.m.
Black Hawk Lake
Black Hawk Lake is about 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.
Approximately 1,500 rainbow trout will be stocked into Moorland Pond on November 16 at 1 p.m.
Little Sioux River (Linn Grove to Correctionville)
Reports are still coming in with anglers catching walleye in the Little Sioux. Large white twisters are working great. Live chubs have been producing good walleye as well. Focus on deeper pools, such as below rock riffles, near bridges, and around snags.
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: With the water temperature falling, slower presentations are more productive. Wader fishermen continue to be having the best luck around sunset and into the night. Boat fishing has been difficult.
East Okoboji Lake
Yellow Bass – No Report: Look for yellow bass on the rock piles and drop-offs action should be good once a school is located.
West Okoboji Lake
Bluegill – Slow: Look for bluegills in and around the weeds try using small jigs tipped with wigglers or wax worms. Yellow Perch – Slow: Small fish seem to dominate the catch but bigger fish can be found with some effort. Try a pilkie tipped with wigglers.
Little Sioux River (state line to Linn Grove)
Try fishing twister tails and minnows in deeper holes.
West Fork Des Moines (state line to Emmetsburg)
A slow presentation may be best but walleyes can be caught on twister tails and minnows in some of the deeper holes.
For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at 712-336-1840.