Fishing report: Drop a minnow in Cedar River for crappies

It’s cold out, so it’s time to go fishing. Here is the Iowa Department of Natural Resources weekly report on some area fishing holes: Cedar River (above Nashua) Ice conditions may change fast with warmer temperatures. Backwaters have about 20 inches of ice. Use caution when going on ice. Check ice depths often. The bite is variable. Bluegill – Slow: Find fish in slack water out of current. Stumps, brush piles, and deep holes hold fish. Use small jigs tipped with spikes or waxworms. Black Crappie – Fair: Find fish in 8-10 feet water. Use minnows, waxworms, and multi-colored spikes on a teardrop shaped bladed … Continue reading Fishing report: Drop a minnow in Cedar River for crappies