Big Hollow Lake
3 miles west of Sperry
Amenities at Big Hollow Lake include:
|For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319)694-2430.|
|Fishing is starting to pick up a little bit.|
|Bluegill - Good: Anglers continue to catch bluegills but the fish are getting pickier, wax worms or "crappie candy" seem to be all they will eat.|
|Largemouth Bass - Fair: Most bass anglers are finding the bass suspended out in deeper water.|
|Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing is really picking up. A favorite spot is down off the face of the dam and along the islands at the lower end of the lake.|
A stocking request was submitted to the IDNR hatcheries for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. The order will be filled in 2009. Additionally, adult black crappie and redear sunfish will be collected from lakes in the area and stocked in Big Hollow Lake following the establishment of the aforementioned species.(2008)
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