FISHING REPORT: High water stymies Cedar River fishing

Dropping a line in the Cedar River in Charles City this week is almost guaranteed to be relaxing. Chances are good you won’t be pulling in many fish.While high water is plaguing the river, other nearby fishing spots have more promise. Here are the latest fishing reports from the Iowa DNR for the Cedar River,…

Up to 10,000 gallons of manure spill into Walnut Creek

RIDGEWAY, Iowa – The DNR on Wednesday announced it is investigating a manure spill about three miles north of Ridgeway in Winneshiek County. An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of manure reached the headwaters of Walnut Creek after a hose came apart during manure application, the news release said. “The spill occurred on the Kevin…

Hunters bag 11,700 turkeys during 2018 spring season

News Release Turkey hunters reported harvesting 11,700 Iowa birds this spring, which is 100 birds fewer than were harvested in 2017. Click here for a breakdown by county. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 20. Hunters purchased nearly 50,000 spring turkey tags. In Chickasaw County, three…

FISHING REPORT: Water is warmer and fish are biting

IOWA DNR . . . Cedar River (above Nashua) Water levels continue to fall and clarity is improving. Baring more rain, water levels should stabilize. Water temperatures are in the mid 70’s. Visit the USGS Current Water Data website for current water level information. Walleye – Good: Bite improves toward evening. Use a jig tipped with a…

FISHING REPORT: Walleye biting on jigs in Cedar

IOWA DNR This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. Clear Lake Surface water temperature is 67 degrees. Black Crappie –…

Iowa residents to enjoy free fishing days June 1-3

News Release Iowa residents can try fishing without buying a license on June 1, 2 and 3 as part of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) free fishing weekend. All other regulations remain in place. “This is a great time to take kids fishing or invite a neighbor or friend to come along,” said…