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DNR releases fishing report for Southeast Iowa

Mar 29, 2013

Hannen Lake

The ice is unsafe.

 

Rodgers Park Lake

The ice is unsafe.

 

Iowa Lake

The ice is unsafe.

 

Kent Park Lake

The ice is unsafe.

 

Lake Macbride

There are large areas of open water (dam area, west of the causeway on the south arm) and the remaining ice should be considered unsafe. The north shore of the north arm is starting to thin now. Currently all boat ramps are iced in.

 

Central Park Lake

The ice is unsafe.

 

Pleasant Creek Lake

Some of the lake is open (between main ramp and north ramp) and some boats have been out. There is still some ice on the west end and towards the dam as well.

 

Diamond Lake

About one third of the lake is ice covered but the lake may be ice free by the end of the weekend.

 

Otter Creek Lake

Actual ice depths are not known but ice conditions are deteriorating.

 

Union Grove Lake

The north half of the lake is ice covered but ice conditions are getting poor. The south half of the lake is open water and there have been a few people open water fishing off the dam. The boat ramps are still iced in. No fishing reports are available.

 

Coralville Reservoir

The current lake level on March 28 is 681 feet and falling. The lake is predicted to fall until it reaches spring pool of 679.4 feet on March 30. Most of the reservoir is open, with the exception of the bays. Macbride Park and Mehaffey Ramps are usable at this time. Navigation above Jolly Rogers is difficult to impossible at this water level. Channel Catfish - Slow: A few fish are being caught on shad. The upper end under I-380 and Hwy. 965 bridges are the most popular for shore fishermen.

 

Sand Lake

Sand Lake in Marshalltown will be stocked with 2,000 trout on March 29. There is not a fishing event associated with this stocking. All trout fishing regulations apply. Rainbow Trout — excellent: try small spinners, jigs, or scented baits.

 

Iowa River (Coralville Lake to River Junction)

Outflow on March 28, from the Coralville Dam is 4,000 CFS. Flows are predicted to stair step down. There has been a little fishing activity below the tube but no fishing reports are available.

 

Maquoketa (Hopkinton to Canton)

Walleye — fair: walleyes are starting to congregate below the dams and can be caught on jigs and/or minnows.

 

Prairie Park Fishery

Prairie Park Fishery in Cedar Rapids will be stocked with 2,000 trout on April 6. There will be a fishing event associated with this stocking, running from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two hundred trout will be tagged and may be turned in for prizes during the event that day.

 

Sand Lake

Sand Lake in Iowa City will be stocked with 2,000 trout on April 13. There will be a fishing event associated with this stocking, beginning at 10 a.m. Two hundred trout will be tagged and may be turned in for prizes during the event that day.

 

For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.

 

Lake Wapello

There has not been much fishing activity due to the cold water temperatures.

 

Red Haw Lake

Most of the lake is open water but there is some ice around the boat ramps. There has not been much fishing activity due to the cold water temperatures.

 

Albia (lower)

Most of the lake is open water. There has not been much fishing activity due to the cold water temperatures.

 

Lake Sugema

The ice is off the lake but there has not been much fishing activity due to the cold water temperatures.

 

East Greater Ottumwa Central Park Pond

A trout event will be held on March 30. The trout are planned to be stocked between 11 a.m. and noon. Use small spinners or prepared trout baits. Don't forget a trout stamp is needed to fish for trout.

 

Rathbun Reservoir

The lake level is 905.08 feet with 904 feet being normal. The lake is about 20 percent covered with ice, mostly in the coves and bays but the ice is not thick enough to support anglers. The water temperature is 36 degrees. Keep in mind some of the walleyes in Lake Rathbun have been tagged so if you catch a tagged fish please call the hatchery at 641-647-2406 with any information.

 

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

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