FISHING REPORT: All I want for Christmas is a walleye

So, you want to catch a fish for Christmas. Here are the latest fishing reports from the Iowa DNR for Northeast Iowa. Cedar River (above Nashua) Check ice depths often, especially where there is current. Flows remain high. Go with a buddy. Let someone know where you are going and when you will return. Backwaters…

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,…

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 –…

FISHING REPORT: Good time for trout

From the Iowa DNR This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. Clear Lake Clear Lake is about 75 percent ice free. The boat ramp at city beach is accessible. Shell Rock River (above Greene) River levels are up. Try fishing the…