The Ottumwa Courier


October 24, 2013

Southeast Iowa Fishing Report


Environmental Discovery Park North Pond

The fall trout release will be November 9 at 10 a.m. 1,000 rainbow trout will be released with 100 being tagged for prizes. Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing has been good using worm and bobber.

Skunk River (Coppock to Mississippi River)

Water levels are really low right now. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish has been fairly good. Find the deeper holes and you'll find the fish. Water temperature is not low enough to send the fish towards their overwintering holes and they are on the feed right now to fatten up for the winter. For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at 319-694-2430.

Hannen Lake

Remember, no minnows are allowed here. Water clarity is about 6 feet and water temperature is about 50 degrees. Crappie - Fair: Try small jigs over brush. Most fish are 10-11 inches.

Kent Park Lake

Crappie - Fair: Try fishing minnows over and around wood structure.

Lake Macbride

Water temperature is running about 50 degrees, but will continue to drop with the cooler weather. Water clarity is poor as the lake has turned over. Fishing has been slow. Crappie - Slow: Try the ends of laydowns with jigs or minnows. Most fish are less than 10 inches. There are decent year classes of 6 and 9-inch fish. Walleye - Slow: A few fish are being picked up by shore fishermen fishing windblown rocky banks.

Diamond Lake

Remember, no minnows are allowed here. Bluegill - Fair: Try small jigs tipped with worms around brush. Most fish are 6-7 inches. Crappie - Good: Try small jigs around brush. Most fish are 8-9 inches but they are plentiful. Early and late in the day seem to be producing best.

Otter Creek Lake

Bluegill - Fair: These are being caught out deeper on worms. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Remember bass have to be 15 inches to keep. Yellow Bass - Fair: The yellows have been deeper. Most are being caught from boats drifting live bait.

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