FISHING REPORT: Try a jig and a leech on Clear Lake for walleye

Compiled by the Iowa DNR
Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the upper 70’s.
Walleye – Fair: Anglers are having success slip bobber fishing the rock reefs with a jig and leech and fishing under docks with a minnow.
Channel Catfish – Good: Fish the windswept shore and rocky areas with cut bait or crawlers fished on the bottom.
Yellow Bass – Fair: Fish the edge of vegetation in 4 to 6 feet of water with a small piece of crawler or leech.

Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City)

River flows are high – about twice the normal flow for this time of year. Anglers are having some success targeting channel catfish on the Cedar River.

Channel Catfish – Good: Target the upper end of log jams fishing on the bottom with heavy sinker and stink baits, cut baits or chubs.

Manchester District Streams
Trout streams are in good condition, as of today. Heavy rain is possible over the next couple of days, contact your local hatcheries for stream conditions over the next week or call the stocking number at 563-927-5736.

Maquoketa River (above Monticello)
River flows are high – about twice the normal flow for this time of year. Reports of anglers catching a few walleye, smallmouth bass and quite a few trout.

Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Casting spinnerbaits or crankbaits; target rocky or rip-rap shorelines.

Walleye – Fair: Cast crankbaits for larger fish; target rocky or rip-rap shorelines and woody structure.

Shell Rock River (Greene to Shell Rock)
River flows are high – about twice the normal flow for this time of year. There are no reports for the Shell Rock River at this time.

Silver Lake (Delaware County)

Good place to take the kids fishing – catch small bluegill and a few largemouth bass.

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