Iowa DNR releases fishing report
The lake is iced over but ice thickness is unknown. No one has been ice fishing yet.
Kent Park Lake
The lake is iced over. Ice depths are unknown but thought to be unsafe at this time.
The majority of the lake is covered with three to four inches of ice, but areas of thinner ice are out there. Due to varying water depths and ice conditions, caution should be used if venturing out. Some anglers have been braving the early ice.
Central Park Lake
Ice thickness is reported as about five inches, but no one has been out ice fishing yet.
Pleasant Creek Lake
Most of the lake has three to four inches of ice. There have been a few anglers out ice fishing but caution should be used if venturing out.
The lake has about four inches of ice but no one has been fishing yet.
Otter Creek Lake
The lake is iced over, but ice depths are unknown.
Union Grove Lake
Ice conditions are unknown. The aeration system has not been turned on as of Dec. 27, but should be by the end of next week.
Ice depths in protected areas may be up to five inches, but ice conditions can be extremely variable.
Most areas are ice-covered, but much of it may be unsafe. Use extreme caution during early ice. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.
Ice conditions are variable. There are several spots on the lake with open water.
Red Haw Lake
Ice conditions are variable across the lake. Use caution if venturing out. Some areas still have open water.
The lake is not completely frozen over. Ice conditions are variable so use caution.
The lake level is 903.07 feet with 904 feet being normal. The surface water temperature is 33 degrees. The lake is starting to ice over but there is a lot of open water. Bays and coves will freeze up first. 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.