Ice thickness on most area lakes has set up well with 5 to 6 inches of ice. Ice conditions vary 7-11 inches in the bays (North Bay- 9 inches; Millers Bay – 8 inches; Emerson Bay – 9.5 inches; Smiths Bay -10 inches). Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels, so make sure to properly drain, clean, and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody. Largemouth Bass – Good: Use rubber worms or other slow-moving jigs. Anglers looking for the challenge of hooking a trout to fighting a walleye, find a haven in Lansing… Located in Northeast Iowa on the banks of the Mississippi River, Lansing offers a variety of fish and fishing adventures. The new report quantifies the direct, indirect and induced effects of trout fishing in the Driftless Area. Walleye – Slow: Use live bait for best luck. 'width', '200', Ice thickness varies from zero to 3 inches. Ice thickness is about 2.5 inches in the campground arm; the rest of the lake isn’t any better. Iowa State University Men’s Basketball at University of Oklahoma 10:00 AM Airtime 11:05 AM Tipoff KIOW Connections with other local anglers can be made through the Iowa Coldwater Conservancy, Trout Unlimited (including the Iowa Driftless Chapter), or the Hawkeye Fly Fishing … Growing up in the Quad Cities, these were the go-to streams for my friends and I in high school, just because they were so close. Most angling activity has been near the Ice House Point boat ramp and near the Gunshot Hill shoreline. 'height', '100', If you venture out, use caution and check conditions as you go. Use caution if venturing out; check ice thickness often. Open water fishing opportunities are at the fish house in Town Bay and under the inlet bridge. Ice fishing not recommended. Ice thickness is about 7 inches off the boat ramp. This video is unavailable. Iowa’s trout brood stock station where trout are spawned, incubated and hatched annually to produce over 600,000 fish for stocking in Iowa waters. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Mississippi River Pool 10 Ice thickness is 4 to 5 inches on the Pinicon Ridge backwaters. West Okoboji Lake Sauger – Slow: Try vertical jigging with jigs in tailwaters of the Lock and Dam. For more information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers, call Ben Dodd … Small perch have been caught from the north grade fishing pier within the open water. Black Crappie – Fair. Use a jigging spoon with a small minnow or minnow head. Ice conditions range from 7-10.5 inches. River stage is 525.84 feet at Ft. Madison. Bluegill – Good: Try an ice jig tipped with a waxworm fished just off of the bottom. Paint Creek, Iowa fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, fly shop and fishing guides, and fly-fishing weather. Ice on the ramp will make launching a boat difficult. North Canoe Creek 5.4 miles. Northeast Iowa (especially Winneshiek County) are known to have some of the most pristine streams in the entire state, perhaps the upper Midwest. Iowa Fishing Reports. Rainbow Trout – Fair: Cast small in-line spinners, spoons, twister tail jigs or minnows under a float. Black Crappie – Fair. Use caution if venturing out; check ice depths often. Iowa Fishing Report. The daytime bite has been very slow. Search. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report. Center Lake 563-927-3276 Website. Excellent clarity with 12 feet visibility. 9 talking about this. Green Castle Lake Lynxville water level is 15.4 feet and is expected to be stable and drop slowly over the next week. Check the Fish Local webpage for a list of  public ponds where ice fishing is allowed. Otter Creek LakeIce thickness is 6-8 inches. Use small flies imitating midges or minnows. Information for fishing reports is gathered by a number of ways including angler contact, state agencies and bait and tackle dealers. The weekly fishing report is From $149.99. Expect thinner ice near the spillway and near any inflows in the arms. Iowa Lake (Iowa Co.)Ice thickness is 6 inches on the edges and closer to 3 inches on the main lake. Water clarity is good. Bluegill – Fair: Try an ice jig tipped with a waxworm fished just off of the bottom. The open water (~10 acres) in the middle of the lake finally froze over on Jan. 5. Bluegill – No Report: Ice fishing is taking place, but snow covered ice makes ice depths unpredictable. Ice thickness varies from open water to 5 inches. LOGIN. Prairie Rose Lake Storm Lake (incl Little Storm Lake) Rathbun Reservoir. The walleye season is open. The recent warm weather deteriorated the top couple inches of ice. Bluegill – Fair. Black Crappie – Fair: Most fish are smaller. Rainbow Trout – Slow: Catch remaining fall stocked trout with jigging spoons or panfish jigs tipped with waxworms. Bays and coves will ice over first. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use jigs tipped with bait. 'menu', 'true', Yellow Bass – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a spikes. Yellow Perch – Fair: Try minnows and waxworms fished in 10-20 feet of water. The daily bag limit is 5. Use caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. Littlefield Lake Black Hawk Pits Most of the trout streams we will fish are located in the extreme Northeast corner of Iowa and are a short drive from Decorah. Bluegill – Good. Ice thickness is 9 to 10 inches. Open water around the aerator; use caution around this area. Iowa trout fishing exists mainly because of the Iowa DNR’s continuing stocking efforts. Black Crappie – Fair: Catch crappie up to 9.5 inches with jigs tipped with a minnow fished along deep cedar tree brush piles. Pictures, tips, trip reports, and places to fish for trout in Iowa! Reports of open water and thinner ice near the beach at the southwest part of the lake. Open water is still in some areas. The lake is mostly frozen over. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Tailwater walleye fishing is underway. The iowadnr.gov fishing website provides information on fishing regulations, licenses, and weekly fishing reports. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources compiles a weekly fishing report from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. Although only a few streams in Northeast Iowa are posted catch and release, we at NEI Fly Fishing practice and encourage catch and release. Mississippi River Pool 17 Trout Fishing in Iowa. All hoists and docks have been pulled out for the season. North Union Basketball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4:00 PM JV Games (No audio) 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff GHV Video Stream, Saturday, February 6th Arrowhead Lake Use extreme caution; a side-by-side went through the ice the last week of December. Meadow Lake will be a good ice fishing destination this year. Iowa State University Coaches Show 6:30 PM KIOW, Tuesday, February 2nd MENU. Ice thickness near the boat ramp is 5-6 inches of good ice under 2 inches of poor quality ice. Use caution when ice fishing; check depths often. 'id', 'CBSRemotePlayer_Medium', Rainbow Trout - Good: Try ice fishing jigs tipped with a waxworm. SUBS CRIBE SUBSCRIBE ADD TO FAV ORTIES. MENU. Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Black Crappie – Fair. Ice thickness is about 6 inches at the south ramp and beach ramp. Variable ice conditions with 3-5 inches of ice. There is a large area of open water in the east basin. Many areas have unsafe ice hidden under the snow. Anglers have been out on foot at the north end, mid-lake and near the south end boat ramp. Northern Pike – Fair: Angles are catching a few fish on tip-ups. Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the … Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching larger yellow perch, but with low frequency. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa. Most Mount Ayr district lakes have variable ice conditions with 3-7 inches of ice. The dredging project has provided excellent habitat to find fish this winter. Black Hawk Lake Most anglers have stayed close to the west shoreline. On Jan. 6, ice thickness was 4 inches. Ice thickness can vary dramatically on Lower Pine Lake due to springs. Ice conditions vary across the lake with 7-11 inches. Ice thickness is thinner on the main body of the lake and highly variable with patches of open water by the dam. Walleye – Fair. Bluegill – Good: Lots of 4- to 6-inch fish are being caught. Bluegill – Slow: Some smaller fish have been caught. Black Crappie – Fair: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. Ice thickness is 3 to 7 inches. Use caution on the ice; check ice thickness often as you move. LOG IN. ... Get all the information and instructions you need to register your vessel in iowa. Ice thickness is 4 inches. Forest City Basketball at West Hancock 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream FISH REPORTS; REPORTS; LAKES; FORUMS; CLASSIFIEDS; BUSINESSES; DEALS; MESSENGER; IOWA FISHING REPORTS. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. Recently Updated. Pine Creek 9.2 miles. Bluegill – Fair: Use jigs tipped with mousies in shallow backwaters. Iowa State University Coaches Show following FC Basketball KIOW, Wednesday, January 27th Walleye – Slow. Ice fishing not recommended. Find out where the action is, what the water conditions are and everything you need for a successful day on the water! Park employees report 2 inches of clear ice and 3 inches of cloudy ice. West Hancock Basketball at Bishop Garrigan 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Bluegill – Fair: Most fish are small. Storm Lake Boys Basketball at Forest City 3:00 PM KIOW/FC Video Stream Volga Lake Forest City, St. Ansgar, Northwood-Kensett Wrestling at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 5:50 PM Airtime 6:00 PM First Match KIOW/FC Video Stream Use caution and check thickness as you go. Additional trout will be stocked unannounced through the ice this winter. Ice thickness is 4 to 6 inches. Boone District Farm Ponds Tailwater stage is 3.31 feet at Lock and Dam 18 and is forecast to stay fairly steady. Weekly Report View the current weekly Fishing Report. No stars. Additional trout will be stocked unannounced through the ice this winter. Ice thickness is 6 to 8 inches. View the fishing status of waterbodies near you. Help The Angler keep others informed by emailing fishing reports to us. Black Crappie – Good: Best bite is later in the afternoon into the night in about 12-14 feet of water up above the causeway. Fishing Iowa's Inland Trout There's a huge wealth of information on this site regarding the best small stream trout fishing in the Midwest, located in the Northeast Corner of Iowa. Iowa Great Lake water temperatures are around 35 degrees. View the current full Fishing Report, including updates since the weekly report was released. Yellow Perch – Fair. Ice is unsafe for fishing. Walleye – Fair: Cast jigs baited with shad imitating plastics or shiners below the Red Rock dam. Anglers have had luck with panfish and the occasional walleye while fishing the very southwest corner of the lake and near the narrows in front the state park beach. Licenses are very inexpensive and can be bought online or anywhere around the state at approved license dealers. Limited ice fishing activity observed this week. Ice thickness is extremely variable and conditions are unsafe for ice fishing. Yellow Bass – Fair. Many trout streams flow through wildlife management areas. Use care when parking along road if a parking area isn’t plowed. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. Use caution and avoid the creek area. The water temperature is 34 degrees. Iowa’s a pretty nice place. Welcome to the Fishing Report System. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a hot bait or lure … Ice does not freeze well when covered with snow. The backwaters near Vinton have about 7 inches of ice. Ice thickness is 4 to 6 inches. Lake Hendricks Largemouth Bass – Fair: Concentrate your effort along the rock reefs or around brush piles. Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are finding nice sized crappie in the deeper holes and areas out of current, such as a backwater. Post your big catches and brags here too. Twelve Mile Creek Lake Ice thickness is 4-6 inches with about 2 inches of snow. Ice thickness varies from zero to 3 inches. Black Crappie – Slow. For more information on the above lakes, call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at 319-694-2430. Ice has pulled away from shore in some areas. Reports of heaves and thinner ice near the big island. You can check the activity of your favorite lake or stretch of river within each district, including which species are being caught, a rating of the bite (slow, fair, good or excellent), as well as a … Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp, Northeast Iowa RC&D Executive Director Lora Friest, and Trout Unlimited’s Duke Welner spoke at report’s unveiling Friday afternoon at the Decorah Trout Hatchery. Caution: Winter aeration system is currently in use. Use caution; unsafe ice is hidden under the snow. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Yellow Perch – Fair: Try a jig and minnow in 4 to 12 feet of water. Anglers are catching bluegill and crappie. Ice thickness can vary dramatically on Upper Pine due to springs and slush covering the lake before good ice formation. Ice chunks are hindering getting out the tailwater ramps. SHARE THIS PAGE. Ice thickness varies. … The Iowa Department of … Decorah Fishing. LOG IN. Be prepared to find the cedar tree piles in the lake for best success through the ice. All walleyes less than 15 inches long and between 20-27 inches long must be released immediately. Lake Mills Basketball at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 4:00 PM JV Games (No audio) 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 Tipoff GHV Video Stream, Saturday, January 30th Use caution if venturing out; check ice thickness often. Yellow Perch – Fair. 'loop', 'true', Ice thickness is 4 to 8 inches with about an inch of snow. The lake still has some areas of open water in the main lake. Clear Lake Use caution when crossing areas with current and check ice depths often. Avoid areas with any current as ice is unsafe. Use waxworms or live minnows on a small jig. 'allowScriptAccess','sameDomain', Ice remains variable; use caution and check ice thickness often if you venture out. September 2018 Fishing Report - Why there are slot limits, grass carp stocking and fishing. Being in Decorah for Nordic Fest, it seemed like a great side trip. Ice conditions remain variable with 9-10 inches of ice in locations and much thinner areas mid-lake that were just recently frozen over. For further information contact your area bait and tackle shops. Current fly fishing conditions are terrible. Big Timber has 5-6 inches of ice out from the parking lot. A keen eye and a fly box filled with a variety of sizes and colors will help match a hatch. Mississippi River Pool 15 Once you find your spot, keep at least 6 feet of distance between you and other groups. The iowadnr.gov fishing website provides information on fishing regulations, licenses, and weekly fishing reports. East Okoboji Lake Yellow Perch – Fair. Bring lures from home instead of buying bait to minimize your interaction with other people. Lake Manawa STEP TWO: Follow the directions and add the privilege(s) (licenses, permits, registrations, and/or tags) you want to purchase to your shopping cart. Lower Pine Lake Anglers have been out; foot traffic only at this time. . Green Valley Lake Walleye – Fair: Walleye bite has been tough, but anglers have been able to limit out. Ice thickness is about 4-5 inches at the main boat ramp. Don’t forget to buy a new trout fee and license. Eastern Iowa Fishing Report By Iowa Department of Natural Resources Jan 2, 2021 ... You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. Ice thickness varies from 4 to 7 inches. Dog Creek (Lake) Weekly Report ... State of Iowa DNR Home Site Policy. With my current self-employed status, weekday trips ARE an option now! Geese are keeping some areas of open water. Lake Pahoja Coralville Reservoir Walleye – Fair. Ice conditions are variable; use caution and check ice often. Iowa’s trout season is open all year. Water levels are 6.1 feet at the Lock and Dam and 8.7 feet at the RR bridge. Ice is starting to form, but is unsafe. Water level is expected to hold steady this week. Tailwater fishing is still accessible by both boat ramps in Guttenberg. Rainbow Trout – Slow: Catch remaining fall stocked trout with jigging spoons or panfish jigs tipped with waxworms. 'play', 'true', allamakee county Bellevue area brook trout brown trout clayton county decorah area delaware county dubuque area dubuque county fayette county featured guttenberg area hatchery Jackson county manchester area map private land put and grow rainbow trout stocked stream page trip report urban stocking west union/fayette area wild trout winneshiek county yellow river area Ice fishing is not recommended. Ada Hayden Heritage Park Lake Yellow Perch – Excellent: Anglers fishing the Farmers beach area are catching perch in 2 to 6 feet of water on small jigs. Iowa trout fishing exists mainly because of the Iowa DNR’s continuing stocking efforts. Bluegill – Good: Use jigs tipped with mousies in shallow backwaters. 2021 licenses are available now. 51 Sport Shop Inc . Fishing Guide Reports: anglerguide.com iowadnr.gov. Use caution in areas with current. Spirit Lake Tailwater stage is 6.21 feet at Lock and Dam 15 in the Quad Cities and is forecast to stay fairly steady. Spirit Lake Include your name in the message part of your report if you'd like to receive credit for the report. No reports this past week on the Maquoketa River; the river is falling. Use caution and check thickness as you go. Yellow Perch – Fair: A few anglers fishing the Farmers beach area are catching perch in 2 to 6 feet of water on small jigs. Ice conditions vary and can change quickly from one area to another; use caution and check thickness often if venturing out. Warm weather and high winds the last few days have deteriorated ice conditions. Ice continues to build on Pools 9-11. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840. ! Black Crappie – Good: Anglers using minnows on an ice jig are finding fish. Home ; Stream Reviews; Mapping Project; Navigation. Sand Lake Try small pieces of bait and lures; bluegills have very small mouths. It was a picture perfect day as I made my way up to NE Iowa to do some trout fishing for a few days. Ten Mile Creek 3.8 miles. Use caution and check ice depths often. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a jig tipped with a minnow around sunken structure. EEO Public File - KIOW Public Inspection File - KHAM Public Inspection FileADMIN, FIND OUT WHAT BIG THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT BRADFORD! The lake is frozen over with unsafe ice covered with snow. Water clarity is good. Ice thickness is about 3 inches by the campground boat; the rest of the ice is generally thinner. Lakes in the northern part of the district average about 5 inches of ice. 'devicefont', 'false', Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands often. Reports of 5-6 inches of ice in Sunset Marina. The use of ATV’s is not recommended. West Hancock Basketball vs Forest City JV GAMES 4:00 PM VARSITY 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KHAM/WH Video Stream Discover waterways in Iowa with interactive maps containing recent catches, fishing spots, and reports of the latest fishing activity. For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517. Ice is thinner in the inlet bridge bay. This is the quarry in Marshalltown. Eagle Grove Basketball at Lake Mills 6:05 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff LM Video Stream No fishing reports available; few anglers have been out braving the variable ice. This unique geological area was skipped over in the last glacial period, so it lacks glacial drift (sediment) from the last glaciation. This is a good time to be out walleye fishing. 'wmode', 'window', Bluegill – Slow. Rainbow Trout – Good: Trout are biting on a variety of baits. Home ... Trip Reports. Area ice fishing is underway on most area lakes and rivers. There’s natural spawning, mostly brown trout and some brook trout, in more than 75 northeast Iowa streams thanks to improved habitat and trout genetics, and an extended period of above average annual rainfall. Rathbun Reservoir Ice is forming, but it is unsafe. FISH REPORTS; REPORTS; LAKES; FORUMS; CLASSIFIEDS; BUSINESSES; DEALS; MESSENGER; CURRENTLY 53° FAIR. Iowa State University Men’s Basketball at Mississippi State University pregame joined in progress following FC Basketball 5:05 Tipoff KIOW, Monday, February 1st Most have been picked up in the southwest portion of the lake between Provost Point and Ice House Point in 3-7 feet of water. These streams provide excellent fishing opportunities for anglers of any skill level. .stylestylefooter6 {color: #FFFFFF} For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638. Sorting is needed;  8-10 inch fish reported. You may have to move to find fish. Use caution near the access and avoid the seams. Coon Creek 7.6 miles. Stick with your immediate family, but keep groups to fewer than 10 people. Trip Report #1: I stopped in to Seed Savers not to trout fish, but to check out their collection of seeds and heirloom plants. The Northeastern counties of Iowa contain many trout streams that provide for endless combinations of Iowa fly fishing experiences. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. Ice does not freeze well when covered with snow. It has a good population of 8-inch bluegill and 9-inch black crappie. With the warm weather ahead, move often to Fishing Iowa's Inland Trout : There's a huge wealth of information on this site regarding the best small stream trout fishing in the Midwest, located in the Northeast Corner of Iowa. Ice thickness is about 7 inches at the boat ramp. I have been buying their seeds for years in Iowa City stores. Lost Island Lake Iowa fishing report, rainbow trout fly fishing forecast, fishing season updates, hatch info, fly shop and fishing guides. Bishop Garrigan Basketball at Forest City 6:00 PM Airtime 6:15 PM Tipoff KIOW/FC Video Stream The east end of the lake has 5-6 inches of ice; the west end has 2-4 inches with some open water areas. Water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is holding steady at 5.5 feet, 9.7 feet at Camanche and 4.8 feet at LeClaire. This is a SUMMARY of rules and regulations you need to fish in Iowa. With a few exceptions, all trout waters are open year round and are subject to daily bag limits. Bluegill – Fair: Most fish are smaller. Beeds Lake Decided to stop at one last spot on way home and I received this Hooker Trutta! Lake Cornelia Ice thickness is 3 to 5 inches. Species Salmon & Trout. Big Creek Lake However, there has been signs that natural reproduction is increasing. Use extreme caution on snow covered ice in areas that may have current as conditions can vary. The Toolsboro road and ramp are snow and ice covered. Still accepting guide trips in Iowa- at times, they're my only excuse to get on the water! Email to newstips@kiwaradio.com, Lake Park Woman Dead, Apparent Victim Of Homicide, Osceola County Sheriff To Retire After More Than 40 Years. As of Jan. 7, the ramp at Muscatine has been plowed, but the parking lot has not. Brushy Creek Lake Many areas have 6-8 inches of ice in protected backwaters; use caution as ice conditions can be variable. 63 Express. Either way, we can take care of you!! The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. Communities & Commerce Communities & Commerce Show all options for %{facet_category} Workforce Workforce Community Development Community Development Utilities & Telecommunications Utilities & Telecommunications Business Development … Lake Anita is holding a large number of geese keeping a portion of the lake open. Ice thickness is variable from 3 to 5 inches. Ice thickness is 4 to 6 inches. Bluegill – Fair: Try around brush in coves. The walleye season is open. It also has a small population of large black crappies. Lake Petocka Water level is 8.5 feet at Lansing and is expected to be stable and drop slowly over the next week. Ice conditions are around 9.5 inches, but can be variable. Rice Lake 'pluginspage', 'http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer', Good report Ben, The hatchery is a good place to visit and feed some of them and the brood stock is something to see. Brown Trout – Fair: Avoid stepping on trout nests or redds; these are freshly cleaned areas on stream bottoms. Jig and minnow is commonly used this time of year. Iowa State University Women’s Basketball at Kansas State University 6:00 PM Airtime 6:35 PM Tipoff KIOW, Thursday, January 28th Bluegill – Fair. . The upper end of the pontoon arm has 4 to 5 inches of ice. Arrowhead Lake Both Iowa residents and non-residents are required to have a fishing license before fishing for trout anywhere in the state. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615. We have not received any tailwater reports or reports on boat ramp conditions for this pool. The Iowa DNR annual fall program to stock trout in ponds and lakes near towns and cities is underway and will continue through October. 'scale', 'showall', Black Crappie – Fair: Try waxworms and small live minnows. Try a new fishing spot — if your regular fishing location is popular and busy, try out a new one that is not so crowded. Current fly fishing reports and conditions for Driftless Area in Iowa! Explore The Interactive Map — or — Search. ); //end AC code, Tuesday, January 26th 'quality', 'high', The water temperature is near 34 degrees. Fishing has been fair to good. Main channel water temperature is 32 degrees. Mississippi River Pool 9 Lake Belva Deer Ice is unsafe for fishing. Black Crappie – Slow: A few smaller fish have been caught around brush. Test ice often while going out. Several days of warm and windy weather have created variable ice conditions that are unsafe in many areas. Caution: Winter aeration system is currently in use. Bluegill – Slow. Casey Lake (aka Hickory Hills Lake) Ice is unsafe for fishing; the DNR recommends a minimum of four inches of clear ice for fishing. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. You need a valid fishing license and pay the trout fee to fish for or possess trout. As of Jan. 7, farm ponds and community fishing ponds in Central Iowa had an average of 6 to 8 inches of ice. 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