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DNR releases fishing report for Southeast Iowa

Feb 22, 2013

Lake Geode

Unsafe ice — more and more open water.

 

Lake Belva Deer

Unsafe ice conditions.

 

Pollmiller Park Lake

Unsafe ice.

 

Lake of the Hills

Unsafe. Open water areas and poor ice quality. Stay away from the jetty and from the aerator open water.

 

Railroad Lake

The lake is back up to normal pool level now after being drawn down to work on the boat ramp. Poor ice conditions, open water areas.

 

Crawford Pond

Unsafe ice.

 

Wilson Lake

Mostly open water now.

 

Big Hollow Lake

Unsafe ice.

 

For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at 319-694-2430.

 

Hannen Lake

No information was received by the DNR regarding fishing on this water body this week.

 

Rodgers Park Lake

Ice conditions are unsafe.

 

Iowa Lake

There is six inches of good ice reported on much of the lake; however, the south end of the lake is open. Use caution if venturing out.

 

Kent Park Lake

The lower end of the lake has poor edges and some open water. There has not been fishing activity lately and fishing is not recommended.

 

Lake Macbride

There are large areas of open water, some areas that have crusted over this week, and the remaining ice is extremely variable. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

Central Park Lake

Ice conditions are variable. Some shorelines have been open. Use extreme caution if venturing out.

 

Pleasant Creek Lake

There are some areas of open water along the dam and north shorelines. Other shorelines are poor. Exact ice conditions are not known but should be considered poor and extremely variable. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

Diamond Lake

There is a lot of open water and ice fishing is not possible.

 

Otter Creek Lake

Shorelines are poor in many places and some open water mainly on the east shoreline. There is still reported fishable ice on the main lake, however, use caution if going out.

 

Union Grove Lake

The aeration system is turned on so caution should be used down towards the south end of the lake as the lower third of the lake is open or unsafe ice. The north end of the lake still has around 10 inches of ice in most areas.

 

Coralville Reservoir

The current lake level is 683.3 feet (normal is 683 feet). There has been lots of open water and the ice should be considered unsafe.

 

Sand Lake (Marshalltown)

Sand Lake in Marshalltown was reported earlier in the week as being half ice, half open water.

 

Iowa River (Coralville Lake to River Junction)

Current outflow from the Coralville Dam is 450 CFS. Flows are predicted to hold steady for the near future. The water has muddied some. No fishing reports are available.

 

Prairie Park Fishery

There is some open water and the remaining ice is poor. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

Sand Lake (Iowa City)

Sand Lake in Iowa City had open water on the east end of the lake earlier in the week. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

This past week has ruined ice in many areas. Use extreme caution. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.

 

Lake Wapello

Ice conditions have deteriorated and the ice is too thin to support anglers.

 

Red Haw Lake

Ice conditions have deteriorated and the ice is too thin to support anglers.

 

Albia (lower)

Ice conditions have deteriorated and the ice is too thin to support anglers.

 

Lake Sugema

Ice conditions have deteriorated and the ice is too thin to support anglers.

 

Rathbun Reservoir

The lake level is 903.06 feet with 904 feet being normal. Ice conditions have deteriorated and ice fishing is not recommended. The ice is too thin to support anglers. Don't forget Lake Rathbun contains zebra mussels so make sure to clean, drain and dry equipment before transporting to another water body.

 

For questions regarding fishing in south central Iowa, call the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406.

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