Iowa Fishing Reports

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  1. Not fast action but a crappie - 2 yellow bass and a perch at Lost Island Lake this afternoon. 530 - 830 walked on at edge of boat ramp next to the beach. Went out ...more about 100 yards to 8 fow. 10 inches of crusted over partially melted snow on top. 18 inches of ice or so. Saw nobody else out.

    12 oz. 9 in. Black Crappie with a Tungsten glo jig with wax worm

    1. Mike Wilson 0
      Tried walking on s of bridge first but ice along shore was rotten. Before sunset perch bit. After yellows and the crappie. Be careful - lots of melting last few ...more days. 50 plus degree days coming soon.
    2. Mike Wilson 0
      Tried walking on s of bridge first but ice along shore was rotten. Before sunset perch bit. After yellows and the crappie. Be careful - lots of melting last few ...more days. 50 plus degree days coming soon.
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  2. 5 lb. 5 oz. 10 in. Yellow Perch with a tungsten

    1. nice job how the ice condition
  3. 22 in. Hybrid Striped Bass with a minnow and bobber

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice catch
    2. Eric Cohrs 0
    3. d x 0
      how many inch of ice
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  4. Details: near hyvee reef

  5. Came up to northern Iowa to visit my brother and hit the ice, since we don't have any!😁 4 of us jumped to a couple different lakes all day and got a nice mixed ...more bag. Northern, walleye, crappie, and perch! Bite was VERY slow everywhere. The snow and frigid cold (-7) has everything messed up!

    Walleye with a waxworm & minnow

    1. Yes justin
    2. Justin Zobel 0
      Where at in n.iA
    3. Bryan Shelton 0
      Nice! IGL's?
    4. I hear you Matt! -13 this morning at home so I hope the ice is thick enough now! Tight lines! 🎣
    5. Slow bite? That's a day to me, lol. Funny how you can have two really different climates in the same state. Here in CT its an hour drive south to north, sometimes ...more less, if not ice fishing one spot, your not ice fishing in any spot. We have had a very poor winter for ice fishing. Weather cant make up its mind. No fishing of any kind for me in month and a half due to skim ice and other factors. Going squirrelly, lol.
    6. Thanks Arty! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. Nice haul
    8. Thanks Rich! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice multi species trip brother!!
    10. Thanks everyone! The fish fry happens tonight! Then more fish to clean! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    11. Joel Norikane 0
      Nice sounds like you had to work for it! Way to make it happen!
    12. Ronald Howell 0
      Great meal or two there.
    13. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice variety of fish Robert! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    14. Looks like a nice warm fish fry after a cold day!!!
    15. that is a serious mixed bag wow
    16. Nice work RobertπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    17. nice work πŸ˜€
    18. Allan Prasil 0
      Looks like a good day. Nice job brother
    19. Debbie F 0
      You made the best of the cold! Very nice!
    20. Thanks Morris! Thanks B!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    21. There's a haul!! Nice work brother
    22. b ripoer 0
      That's a nice mix bag Robert.
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  6. 2 lb. 4 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Squarebill Bluegill Pattern

  7. 4 lb. 3 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Crank Bait

    1. WOW!!!!!!!
  8. 15 in. Hybrid Striped Bass

    1. Brad Devore 0
      Did you catch them below the dam ?
    2. Tasha Larsen 0
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  9. Details: Largemouth Bass with a mepps aglia long

    Small largemouth off of rock jetty

Popular Waterways

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