Chart shows DNR data of cyclical patterns of perch populations on Big Spirit Lake.

Perch cycles on Big Spirit Lake

Iowa DNR Fishing Report – November 21st

November 14, 2013 Comments (0) Fishing Report

Iowa DNR Fishing Report – November 14th

Lake Smith

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body this week.


Clear Lake

White Bass – Slow: Some smaller white bass (10-12 inches) have been caught by the grade at sunset with small jig and piece of worm. Walleye – Slow: No reports this week.  Yellow Bass – Slow: Shore fisherman might still have luck by the Ventura Grade and near the Harborage outlet.


Crystal Lake

No Reports


For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.


Big Spirit Lake

With the cold temperature early in the week skim ice formed along the edges and in the ends of the bays but has since melted.  Walleye – Slow: With the water temperature falling, slower presentations have been better producers.  Wader fishermen continue having the best luck around sunset and into the night.  Boat fishing has been difficult.


East Okoboji Lake

Much of the north end of the lake froze Monday night but is likely to be open once the weather warms. 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.


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

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