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Iowa DNR releases fishing report

Mar 04, 2013

Lake Belva Deer

Unsafe ice conditions.

 

Pollmiller Park Lake

Unsafe ice conditions.

 

Lake of the Hills

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

 

Railroad Lake

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

 

Crawford Pond

Unsafe ice conditions.

 

Wilson Lake

Mostly open water.

 

Big Hollow Lake

Unsafe ice conditions. Not much for new ice formation, barely getting below freezing at night.

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

 

Hannen Lake

The lake has ice up to eight inches but caution should still be used if going out. Remember, minnows are not allowed here. Bluegill — fair: fish along the bottom, preferably around brush, with a jig/waxie. Crappie — fair: try fishing 15 feet and deeper water with jig/waxies or small spoon/waxie. Fish tend to be suspended five to 10 feet off the bottom.

 

Rodgers Park Lake

Ice conditions are unsafe.

 

Iowa Lake

There are 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 the last two weeks, and the remaining ice is extremely variable. Ice fishing is not recommended.

 

Central Park Lake

The 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 feet (normal level is 683 feet). There had been lots of open water around Macbride and Mehaffey Bridge that is now crusted over and the ice should be considered unsafe.

 

Iowa River (Coralville Lake to River Junction)

Current outflow from the Coralville Dam is 340 cubic feet per second. Flows are predicted to hold steady for the near future. The water is dirty. 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

Sand Lake in Iowa City had open water on the east end of the lake that is now crusted over. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Most areas south of Hwy. 30 are unsafe or at least have areas of unsafe ice. 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 903.17 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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