FISHING REPORT: Lots of small yellow perch being caught on Clear Lake

By the Iowa DNR

Clear Lake
The lake is covered with several inches of snow. Local anglers have plowed a few paths on the lake for access. Please be courteous and don’t park in the middle of the path blocking traffic.

Yellow Bass – Fair: Start shallow with a small jig or jigging spoon tipped with several spikes or a waxworm near the Baptist camp. You have to keep moving to stay on fish.

Yellow Perch – Good: Lots of small fish are being caught. If you’re not going to use the fish you catch, please release them.

Black Crappie – Slow: Use a  jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head in the early morning.

Walleye – Slow: Dead stick a minnow early morning or evening near the island.