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Iowa DNR releases fishing report

Mar 18, 2013

Lake Geode

Geode is mostly ice free, but a little ice is left in a couple of the bays on the south side. Docks are not in yet but the main ramp is ice free.

 

Lake Belva Deer

There is a lot of open water now, but the ramps are still iced in with skim ice.

 

Pollmiller Park Lake

The lower three-fourths of the lake is ice free, including the boat ramp. Only the upper bays have ice.

 

Wilson Lake

The spring trout release was March 16 at 1 p.m. The lake is ice free and is expected to remain that way. The gates are closed on the roads around the lake and may stay that way depending on the condition of the roads on Saturday. They're kind of muddy right now. Rainbow trout — excellent: the trout fishing will be excellent starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Environmental Discovery Park North Pond

There were 1,000 trout released at 10 a.m. on March 16.

 

Big Hollow Lake

Lots of open water but the bay that the boat ramp is in is still iced over.

 

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

 

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 most of the remaining ice should be considered unsafe.

 

Pleasant Creek Lake

There are areas of open water (dam, north shore) and the remaining ice should be considered unsafe.

 

Diamond Lake

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

 

Otter Creek Lake

The main lake has up to eight inches of ice but the shorelines are much thinner. Be careful when getting on the ice. Bluegill — good. Crappie — fair. Yellow bass — fair.

Union Grove Lake

The aeration system is turned on and the lower third of the lake is open or has unsafe ice. The north end of the lake may have fishable ice in most areas. Call the Union Grove State Park office for up to date details on fishing traffic.

 

Coralville Reservoir

The current lake level is 691.4 feet and cresting. The lake is now predicted to fall until it reaches spring pool of 679 feet. There are areas of open water and the remaining ice is unsafe.

 

Iowa River (Coralville Lake to River Junction)

Current outflow from the Coralville Dam is 10,000 cubic feet per second (maximum allowed outflow). Flows will remain high for some time to allow the reservoir to drop to spring pool.

 

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

 

Lake Wapello

Ice conditions are too thin to support anglers.

 

Red Haw Lake

Ice conditions are too thin to support anglers.

 

Albia (lower)

Ice conditions are too thin to support anglers.

 

Lake Sugema

The ice is too thin to support anglers.

 

Rathbun Reservoir

The lake level is 905.58 feet with 904 feet being normal. The lake is still mostly covered with ice but the ice is not thick enough to support anglers and there is open water around the edges. 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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