By the Iowa DNR
Water levels are stabilizing and low. Flows remain high. Visibility has improved.
Walleye – Good: Use a jig tipped with a crawler or minnow in slack water pockets. Use a jig tipped with twister tail in deep water drop offs.
Channel Catfish – Slow: Target snags for catfish using stink baits, chicken liver or crawdads fished on bottom. Use stink bait once the water warms.
Smallmouth Bass – Good: Use crawdad crankbaits or jigs with twister tails along rocky shorelines.
Black Crappie – Slow Use minnows or red worms in shallow snags and slack water.
Surface water temperature is 70 degrees.
Walleye – Fair: Jig a minnow or leech above submerged vegetation in 6 to 10 feet of water.
Channel Catfish – Good: Use cut bait or crawlers fished after sunset.
Black Crappie – Good: Try fishing the edge of the vegetation with a jig and minnow.
Yellow Bass – Good: Try a small jig tipped with a piece of cut bait along the edge of vegetation in 6 to 8 feet of water.
Muskellunge – Fair: Fish the edge of the vegetation and near docks.