Unsafe ice. Still had some open water at the end of last week.
Lake Belva Deer
Ice as of Wednesday about 2 inches thick. No anglers because of thin ice.
Ice still thin, unsafe conditions. Cold weather has set in and ice is forming but most of our ice is still a little on the thin side. For more information call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at 319-694-2430.
Latest ice reports are 4-6 inches in most areas but caution should still be used. Remember, no minnows are allowed here. Bluegill - Fair:
Most of the lake has 3-5 inches but there is a small portion that has been kept open by geese this week. No angling activity has been reported yet.
The lake refroze on December 6. Much of the lake has 3-5 inches, but ice thicknesses range from 1-6 inches. The protected bays and shallower areas are obviously the best, while open areas with deeper water are poorest. There is a section between the beach and the high lines that just froze over December 11 due to geese previously keeping it open. The following are ice thicknesses at each of the boat ramps: Main Ramp 4 ½ inches, Opie Ave Ramp five inches, Primitive Campground Ramp six inches, Anglers Point Ramp three inches.
Pleasant Creek Lake
The lake just refroze Dec. 6. Most of the lake has 3-5 inches but caution should be used if venturing out. There have been a few anglers trying the more protected areas but no fishing reports are available.
The lake has 2-6 inches with the exception of a small area of open water from geese activity. The dam area has the best ice currently, but caution should be used when venturing out. The East Pond has 3-4 inches of ice on it. There has been no fishing activity yet so no fishing reports are available.
Otter Creek Lake
Most of the lake has about 4 inches on it, but there is a section of open water from geese activity. Caution should be used if venturing out. There have been a few anglers out but no fishing reports are available.
Union Grove Lake
Most of the lake has 4 plus inches of ice on it, with the exception of the center of the lake which is open due to geese activity. The aeration unit has not been turned on yet. No fishing reports are available. The silt pond has 5 plus inches on it and there have been some anglers catching smaller bluegills here.
The Reservoir refroze on Dec. 6. There are ice thicknesses up to six inches in places, but much less in most others. The CORPS has been lowering the lake for the past 12 days so the shoreline ice may be damaged. The current lake level on Dec. 12 is 683.6 feet. The lake is predicted to stop dropping completely on Dec. 16 at a level of 683.4 feet. Many of our lakes have been crusted over with ice, but the past warm up and wind has ripped many of them back open. For more information, contact Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.