DNR fishing report for Cedar River: Ice is improving

The Iowa DNR has this to say about fishing the Cedar River north of Nashua this week:

“Ice conditions are improving, but use caution. Check ice depths often. Backwaters have about 14 inches ice, but it varies in areas with current.

“Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with a waxworm or spikes in 10 feet of water.

“Black Crappie – Good: Try bright colored jigs or small spoons tipped with minnow heads in backwaters.

“Walleye – Fair: Use small spoons tipped with a minnow head in deeper holes just out of current.”