FISHING REPORT: Use chubs on the bottom of the Cedar River north of Nashua for catfish

CHARLES CITY — Water levels in the Cedar River above Nashua are stabilizing, but remain elevated with high flows, according to the Iowa DNR. Water clarity is poor and water temperatures are in the mid-50’s. Use caution when boating in higher flows.

Here is some advice from the DNR’s weekly fishing report:

Channel Catfish – Fair: Use dead chubs in the impoundments or shallow slack water areas. Keep your bait on the river bottom. Walleye – Fair: Try a jig tipped with a minnow or ring worms.

Smallmouth Bass – Slow: Crankbaits will tempt a smallie.