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Iowa DNR releases fishing report

Mar 22, 2013

Lake Geode

Geode is mostly ice free. The docks aren’t 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 about one quarter to one half inch.

 

Pollmiller Park Lake

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

 

Lake of the Hills

The spring trout release is March 23 at 10:30 a.m. The ice is in very poor condition and there is only open water around the jetty and around the boat rental area. The plan is to use a backhoe to break the ice at the boat ramp and to stock them there.

 

Wilson Lake

The lake is ice free. Trout fishing was pretty good with even a few being caught that were stocked last November. Park roads should be repaired and open by the weekend or early next week at the latest.

 

Environmental Discovery Park North Pond

The shoreline around the pond is open but there remains a big chunk of ice out in the middle just out of casting range. It shouldn’t cause too much of a problem for shore anglers. Rainbow trout — good: trout fishing has been good when the weather has been nice enough. Small jigs and spinners as well as Powerbait have been working well.

 

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 around the dam and west of the causeway on the south arm and 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

Actual ice depths are not known. There have been a few people ice fishing yet but caution should be used. There are areas of open water.

 

Union Grove Lake

The aeration system is turned on and the lower third of the lake is open or unsafe ice. The north end 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 689.1 feet and falling. The lake is predicted to fall until it reaches spring pool of 679 feet. There are large 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 CFS (maximum allowed outflow). Flows are predicted to stair step down. There has been a little fishing activity below the tube but no fishing reports are available.

 

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 temperature.

 

Red Haw Lake

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

 

Albia (lower)

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

 

Lake Sugema

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

 

Rathbun Reservoir

The lake level is 905.53 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. 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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