south edge of Clear Lake
Amenities at Clear Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Most of the area lakes are melting near shore and the ice is unstable. The streams and rivers are ice-free and should provide some action for northerns and wallye and perhaps a smallmouth. Try below some of the dams with a jig and minnow.
For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. |
|Open water; surface temp 42 degrees.|
|Walleye - Slow: Some wader fisherman are catching a few walleyes with jigs and minnows.|
|Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish can be caught on the warmer days with cutbait or minnows. Look for the windy side of the lake.|
Shortly after ice out walleye and yellow bass angling should take off. The walleye size range will be 14 - 17 inches for most legal fish caught. Occasionally, anglers will catch larger fish up to 28 inches. The yellow bass size in 2014 will be 7.5 to 8.5 inches. These fish can be caught in shallow water through Memorial Weekend. During the summer, channel catfish angling is good. Yellow bass consistantly hit into the fall. (2014)
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