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How to Read Our Weekly Iowa Fishing Report

DNR’s weekly fishing report is broken down by counties or regions – northwest, northeast, Mississippi river, southeast and southwest.

You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each region, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure pattern.

Fishing reports may include information on stream or river flows (and if it is rising or dropping), ice conditions, depths that fish are biting (watch for trends if this changes), or safety issues like if the water suddenly becomes shallow in spots.

Fishing Podcasts

Each month, Jeff Kopaska of the Iowa DNR and Ross Peterson from KXnO Sports Fanatics get together to talk about fishing opportunities, seasons and events in Iowa and around the Midwest. They are often joined by other DNR staff and guest speakers.

The links below are the podcast recordings of their conversations, and can also be found on the iHeartRadio app.

2023 Podcast Links

January 2023 Fishing Report - ice fishing tips and safety, winter community trout stockings and fish stocking requests and data

February 2023 Fishing Report - tips for getting your gear ready for spring fishing, Mid Iowa Bassmasters Fishermen's Swap Meet, Iowa Walleye Challenge and new state record orangespotted sunfish

March 2023 Fishing Report -  spring community trout stockings, Iowa Walleye Challenge, Hook n" Paddle Passport, early season river fishing for walleyes and lake fishing for ice-out catfish

April 2023 Fishing Report - AJ Winter, Iowa DNR Outdoor Skills Specialist joins us to preview spring outdoor activities, plus trout stocking and walleye gillnetting

May 2023 Fishing Report - Clear Lake fishing, shovelnose sturgeon sampling, Iowa Wallaye Challenge local prizes and Hook n' Paddle Passport launch

June 2023 Fishing Report - Free Fishing Weekend, fishing community ponds, tips for kayak fishing

July 2023 Fishing Report - local angler, Richared Grimes joins us to talk about the Iowa Walleye Challenge, plus Des Moines area community fishing spots and the Hook n' Paddle Passport 

August 2023 Fishing Report - we answer questions posed by some central Iowa listeners, plus trout fishing and the Iowa State Fair

September 2023 Fishing Report - Chad Dolan, Iowa DNR fisheries biologist joins us with an update on the Lake Geode restoration project, plus fall fish stockings

December 2023 Fishing Report - 2024 Midwest Walleye Challenge preview, plus fishing Christmas gift ideas

February 2022 Fishing Report - Zak Slagle from the Ohio DNR joins us to talk about walleye populations, fishing and surveys at Lake Erie; plus plans for the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference hosted by Iowa DNR is Des Moines mid-February

March 2022 Fishing Report - Ben Neely, Kansas fishery biologist joins us to talk about a recent research project to determine if live scope sonar technology leads to anglers catching more/bigger fish; plus spring community trout stockings

April 2022 Fishing Report - new state record smallmouth buffalo, plus tips for catching trout in community fishing ponds and annual walleye gillnetting efforts

June 2022 Fishing Report - fishing tips and hotspots, plus sturgeon sampling on the Cedar River, Free Fishing Weekend and Iowa Walleye Challenge

August 2022 Fishing Report - live from the Iowa State Fair; stop by the aquarim in the DNR building to see fish from across Iowa; plus local fishing information 

September 2022 Fishing Report - new community fishing ponds, fishing sampling and fishing tournaments 

October 2022 Fishing Report - fish diet research, fishing tournaments and the big walleye controversy on Lake Erie; plus fall fishing tips

November 2022 Fishing Report - Mike Siepker joins us to talk trout - stockings, spawning, management and more

December 2022 Fishing Report - Hank Kholer joins us to talk about his One4Water trip and new book; plus ice fishing season preview

January 2021 Fishing Report - Kevan Paul joins us to talk about ice fishing on Clear Lake

February 2021 Fishing Report - fishing in community ponds, plus hybrid striped bass in Big Creek, and the hot yellow perch bite at Clear Lake

March 2021 Fishing Report - Corey Goldsworthy from the Minnesota DNR joins us to talk about the fishing options at Lake Superior, plus ice-out catfishing

April 2021 Fishing Report - Jay Rudacille, Iowa DNR Warm and Coolwater Fish Culture Supervisor, joins us to talk about the annual spring walleye collection, production and stocking, plus spring community trout stockings and fun fishing stories

May 2021 Fishing Report - Hank Kohler joins us to talk about his upcoming paddling trip from central Minnesota down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico to make people aware of and seek donations for clean water projects

July 2021 Fishing Report - Fish Local Community Fishing Program and river catfishing tips, plus trout stream sampling

September 2021 Fishing Report - freshwater drum fishing on the Mississippi River, plus drift fishing for crappie and recap of Iowa State Fair aquarium and courtyard presentations

October 2021 Fishing Report - fall fishing tips, plus fall community trout stockings annouced again this year and upcoming trout angler survey

December 2021 Fishing Report - Eric Brinkman, asssistant chief of aquatic conservation in Arkansas, joins us to talk about managing alligator gar in the Red River; plus the Iowa Urban Trout Challenge on urban/community trout locations through December 31, 2021.

Iowa Fishing Report

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Big Woods Lake Northeast Interior rivers are higher than normal this time of year but should provide some angling opportunities, especially for catfish. Area lakes within Cedar Falls/Waterloo area should provide some good angling for bass and panfish. Trout streams are and should remain in excellent condition with the dry extended forecast ahead. Check with your area bait shops for the most recent and up to date fishing reports. 07/11 07:42
Big Woods Lake Northeast Focus on crappie in Big Woods Lake. Locate structure with electronics on the north side of the lake near the floating dock as recent habitat structures were placed. 07/11 10:50
Big Woods Lake Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Concentrate efforts near structure. Try a minnow under a slip bobber in six to ten feet of water for success. 07/11 10:51
Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Water levels vary depending rainfall amounts on area rivers and streams. Many are falling or stabilizing baring more rain. Weekend temperatures low 90's to upper 60's with a chance of storms daily. For more information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. 07/10 03:03
Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish taking worms or chubs fished on the bottom in calm water or edge of current. 07/10 03:03
Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Smallmouth Bass - No Report: 07/10 03:03
Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Walleye - No Report: 07/10 03:03
Cedar River (above Nashua) Northeast Water clarity improving as levels return to normal. Use caution when on water. Submerged hazards present. Please visit, https://water.noaa.gov/ for more information. 07/10 03:03
Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Interior rivers are higher than normal this time of year but should provide some angling opportunities, especially for catfish. Area lakes within Cedar Falls/Waterloo area should provide some good angling for bass and panfish. Trout streams are and should remain in excellent condition with the dry extended forecast ahead. Check with your area bait shops for the most recent and up to date fishing reports. 07/11 07:42
Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Anglers may have best success in targeting channel catfish with the high and turbid river conditions. 07/11 07:42
Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) Northeast Channel Catfish - Fair: Try stink baits or dead cut baits for best success. 07/11 07:42
Decorah District Streams Northeast Water levels vary depending rainfall amounts on area rivers and streams. Many are falling or stabilizing baring more rain. Weekend temperatures low 90's to upper 60's with a chance of storms daily. For more information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. 07/10 03:03
Decorah District Streams Northeast Brook Trout - Slow: Brook trout take more persuasion to bite in off-color water. Sneak up on brook trout for a better chance at catching one of these beauties. Good hatches of gnats, mayflies, caddis flies, and midges. 07/10 03:03
Decorah District Streams Northeast Flows elevated at most locations. Use care when wading streams with elevated flows. Stream clarity highly variable depending on watershed. Most should clear by weekend. All streams were stocked this week. Gnats and no-see-ums out in force. Wild parsnip is blooming. Do not touch this plant. It can cause painful blisters. 07/10 03:03
Decorah District Streams Northeast Brown Trout - Good: Fish near or around logs or undercut banks. Spinner baits work well. Also try using streamers on larger waterbodies for some exciting action. Brown trout like cloudy water. 07/10 03:03
Decorah District Streams Northeast Rainbow Trout - Good: Use spinner baits, hair jigs, or hooks tipped with a small piece of worm, bread, or cheese floated through deeper holes. 07/10 03:03
Lake Delhi Northeast Interior rivers are higher than normal this time of year but should provide some angling opportunities, especially for catfish. Area lakes within Cedar Falls/Waterloo area should provide some good angling for bass and panfish. Trout streams are and should remain in excellent condition with the dry extended forecast ahead. Check with your area bait shops for the most recent and up to date fishing reports. 07/11 07:42
Lake Delhi Northeast There have been reports of anglers catching crappie on Lake Delhi. Avoid weekends due to heavy boating activity, morning and evenings are best. 07/11 08:01
Lake Delhi Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Concentrate efforts along the shoreline near woody structure. Try a minnow under a slip bobber in six to ten feet of water for success. 07/11 08:08
Lake Hendricks Northeast Water levels vary depending rainfall amounts on area rivers and streams. Many are falling or stabilizing baring more rain. Weekend temperatures low 90's to upper 60's with a chance of storms daily. For more information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. 07/10 03:03
Lake Hendricks Northeast Water clarity about 2 ft. Water temperatures 80's. 07/10 03:03
Lake Hendricks Northeast Black Crappie - Slow: Try using small jigs tipped with a minnow in deeper water. 07/10 03:03
Lake Hendricks Northeast Bluegill - Slow: Gills in shallow. Use small piece of worm or waxworm. 07/10 03:03
Lake Hendricks Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: A night crawler or squashed minnow on a hook near the bottom work well. 07/10 03:03
Lake Hendricks Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Use top-water lures along edge of vegetation. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Water levels vary depending rainfall amounts on area rivers and streams. Many are falling or stabilizing baring more rain. Weekend temperatures low 90's to upper 60's with a chance of storms daily. For more information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Lake is experiencing an algae bloom with about 2ft. visibility. Water temperatures 80's. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Bluegill - Fair: Use small hooks tipped with a waxworm or small piece of worm under a bobber. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Black Crappie - Slow: Use spinner baits or jig tipped with a minnow fished deeper. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Use a spinner bait fished along edge of vegetation for best luck. Reports of anglers catching quite a few small bass. 07/10 03:03
Lake Meyer Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: A nightcrawler on a hook fished at the bottom work well. 07/10 03:03
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Upper Mississippi River levels at Pools 9 -11 crested this week into minor flood stages and is predicted to gradually fall. Public boat ramps are closed and it will be some time before water levels recede enough for clean up of flood debris. Shoreline fishing has been good. Use caution when fishing from shore due to submerged hazards and current. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Water level in the tailwaters at Lynxville is 626.8 feet and is predicted to fall to 623 feet next week. Boat ramps at Nobles Island, Marquette, McGregor, Sny Magill, Bussey Lake are all under water. Water is to the top of the high water ramp at Harpers Ferry. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Yellow Perch - Slow: Perch are biting on live minnows and crawlers along weed-lines in about 6 feet of water. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Fish the flooded timber as the river rises. Anglers have been having good luck on minnows around submerged structure. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish anglers have been catching a few channel cats this week on crawlers. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast frog baits along weed edges in upper portions of backwaters 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Northern Pike - Fair: Fish the shallows along weed beds in backwater lakes. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Sauger - Fair: Sauger are biting on a minnow rig fished just off the bottom. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth are biting in areas with moderate current. Cast spinners and crankbaits along main channel rock shorelines or at the spillway. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Walleye - Slow: Tailwater fishing has tapered off. Fish jigs tipped with a minnow or crawlers on three-way rigs along side channel or closing dams. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Bluegill - Excellent: Bluegill are moved off spawning beds into deeper water. Use light tackle on flooded shorelines and weed beds. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Look for the flathead to start feeding as they gear up for the summer spawn. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler off the bottom along main channel and side channel current. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 10 Northeast White Bass - Good: Throw inline spinners along current breaks for white bass action. Watch for schools of minnows jumping as white bass are feeding. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Upper Mississippi River levels at Pools 9 -11 crested this week into minor flood stages and is predicted to gradually fall. Public boat ramps are closed and it will be some time before water levels recede enough for clean up of flood debris. Shoreline fishing has been good. Use caution when fishing from shore due to submerged hazards and current. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Walleye - Slow: Tailwater fishing has tapered off. Fish jigs tipped with a minnow or crawlers on three-way rigs along side channel or closing dams. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Water level at Guttenberg is at 18 feet in the tailwaters and is expected to fall to 14 feet next week. Guttenberg City ramp, Turkey River and Mud Lake are under water. Anglers have been catching some panfish from the parking lot. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Yellow Perch - Slow: Perch are biting on live minnows and crawlers along weed-lines in about 6 feet of water. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Black Crappie - Good: Fish the flooded timber as the river rises using light tackle. Anglers have been having luck on minnows. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Bluegill - Excellent: Bluegill are moved off spawning beds into deeper water. Use light tackle on flooded shorelines and weed beds. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish anglers have been catching a few channel cats this week on crawlers or cut-bait 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast frog baits along weed edges in upper portions of backwaters 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Northern Pike - Good: Fish the shallows along weed beds in backwater lakes. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Sauger - Fair: Sauger are biting on a minnow rig fished just off the bottom. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallmouth are biting in areas with moderate current. Cast spinners and crankbaits along main channel rock shorelines. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Good: Look for the flathead to start feeding as they gear up for the summer spawn. Fish live bluegill or shiners in the tailwater. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Fish a piece of crawler off the bottom along main channel and side channel current. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 11 Northeast White Bass - Good: Throw inline spinners along current breaks for white bass action. Watch for schools of minnows jumping as white bass are feeding. 07/10 04:27
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or major flood stage throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the River. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water level at Dubuque Lock and Dam is 19.9 feet and water level at the RR Bridge is 21.4 feet. The water is receding but still near major flood stage, so caution is required when boating on the River. Water clarity is stained with temps are at 73 degrees. Most boat ramps are being affected by the flooding. In addition, please note that the campground's at Massey and Spruce Creek are closed. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast White Bass - No Report: White bass have been a consistent in the creel even with the dirty water. Try some flashy spinners in the tailwater areas. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Fair: Anglers are starting to use trot lines where they can find a non-flooded banks. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Largemouth Bass - No Report: Find some cleaner water edges and bass are often stacked up. Most people are using crank baits or spinning baits on abundant bass. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Northern Pike - Good: Some pike are being reported in flooded areas like the O'Leary's access. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Walleye - No Report: Many anglers are targeting smaller flowing sloughs with crankbaits. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Bluegill - Good: flooded grass areas out of the flood currents are attracting many bluegills. 07/11 07:55
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or lower flood stages throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the river. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded or will have flood debris on them. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Water level at Dubuque Lock and Dam is 17.9 feet and water level at the RR Bridge is 29.6 feet as of Sunday. The water is receding but still in moderate to minor flood stages, so caution is required when boating on the river. Water clarity is stained with temps are at 73 degrees. Most boat ramps are being affected by the flooding. In addition, please note that the campground's at Massey and Spruce Creek are closed. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Flathead Catfish - Fair: Anglers are starting to use trot lines where they can find a non-flooded banks. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast White Bass - No Report: White bass have been a consistent in the creel even with the dirty water. Try some flashy spinners in the tailwater areas. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Bluegill - Good: flooded grass areas out of the flood currents are attracting many bluegills. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Largemouth Bass - No Report: Find some cleaner water edges and bass are often stacked up. Most people are using crank baits or spinning baits on abundant bass. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Northern Pike - Good: Some pike are being reported in flooded areas like the O'Leary's access. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 12 Northeast Walleye - No Report: Many anglers are targeting smaller flowing sloughs with crankbaits. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or major flood stage throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the River. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. Catfish are in spawning mode soon and rock lines are a good place to start. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water level at Bellevue is presently is near 19.6 feet. The water is receding and is in moderate flood stage, so caution is required when boating on the River. Water temperature is 73 degrees and water is stained. Most boat ramps on Pool 13 are flooded. Please also note the Pleasant Creek campground near Bellevue, Jackson County Campground at Sabula and Bulgers Hollow campground near Clinton are closed. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Brown Bullhead - Good: This unique bullhead has been caught in good numbers in the lower pool above Clinton by anglers using egg sinker and worm rigs. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are a consistent biter in moderate current areas. Use and egg sinker and worm rig. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Find weed lines away from the main channel for the best action on bass. Lots of people are using gaudy spinner baits. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Walleye - No Report: Use rattle lures too to allow the fish to find the bait in stained waters. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast White Bass - No Report: White bass are being caught in the Bellevue tailwaters on white jigs or small spinners. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or lower flood stages throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the river. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded or will have flood debris on them. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Water level at Bellevue is receding and presently is near 18.0 feet as of Sunday. Caution is required when boating on the river. Water temperature is 73 degrees and water is stained. Most boat ramps on Pool 13 are flooded or have flood debris on them. Please also note the Pleasant Creek campground near Bellevue, Jackson County Campground at Sabula and Bulgers Hollow campground near Clinton are closed. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Brown Bullhead - Good: This unique bullhead has been caught in good numbers in the lower pool above Clinton by anglers using egg sinker and worm rigs. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. Catfish are in spawning mode soon and rock lines are a good place to start. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are a consistent biter in moderate current areas. Use and egg sinker and worm rig. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast White Bass - No Report: White bass are being caught in the Bellevue tailwaters on white jigs or small spinners. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Largemouth Bass - Good: Find weed lines away from the main channel for the best action on bass. Lots of people are using gaudy spinner baits. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 13 Northeast Walleye - No Report: Use rattle lures too to allow the fish to find the bait in stained waters. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or major flood stage throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the River. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. Channel cats are in spawning mode soon and rock lines are a good place to start. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water level at Fulton is receding and presently near 19.8 feet, 21.2 feet at Camanche and 14.3 feet at LeClaire. Water temperature is 73 degrees and stained. The water is at or near near major flood stage, so caution is required when boating on the River. Please also note that most boat ramps are flooded and the campground at Rock Creek will also be affected. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Freshwater Drum - Good: Worm rig with egg sinker fished along shore in moderate current will catch this consistent biter. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Largemouth Bass - No Report: Marina areas and flooded pockets will be holding bass feeding on minnows. 07/11 07:50
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Water has peaked and is presently at moderate or lower flood stages throughout the district. Caution is required when boating on the river. Nearly all boat ramps are flooded or will have flood debris on them. If you have angling questions, please call Bellevue Fisheries Management at 563-880-8781. 07/14 01:47
Mississippi River Pool 14 Northeast Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish like flood waters and will move along the banks to feed. Try using stink baits. Channel cats are in spawning mode soon and rock lines are a good place to start. 07/14 01:47
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Iowa Fishing Report

Fishing Report System
This system allows you to view the current full fishing report, updated in real time! Search the report by location, specific fish, conditions or by water body.

January 2024 Fishing Report - 2024 fishing season preview and ice fishing safety

February 2024 Fishing Report - Gary Siegworth joins us to share highlights of his fisheries career with Iowa DNR, plus trout stockings and local events

March 2024 Fishing Report - we have our own March Madness fun with Iowa's Sweet 16 most fished for species bracket, plus an early spring fishing preview and tips

April 2024 Fishing Report - it's walleye spawning seasoning, plus community trout stockings and the Iowa Walleye Challenge

May 2024 Fishing Report - spring fishing preview, plus Outdoor Day with the Iowa Cubs and Iowa Walleye Challenge updates

June 2024 Fishing Report - summer fishing preview, plus fish sampling in community ponds

July 2024 Fishisng Report - 4th of July water safety, plus what motivates you to fish and Midwest Walleye Challenge wrapup