Outdoor News: Iowa DNR Fishing Report | Sports

Outdoor News: Iowa DNR Fishing Report |  Sports

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources fishing report for the week of November 16, 2023 for southwest Iowa:

Atlantic Quarry Pond 1 (Schildberg Recreation Area), Cass County, Northwest Atlantic Ocean: Rainbow trout were stocked last week. Rainbow Trout – No Report: Try small spinners, spoons, twisted tails and minnows. You need a valid fishing license and pay a trout fee to catch or possess trout.

Big Lake (including Gilbert Pond), Pottawattamie County, northeast of Council Bluffs: Water quality is bad. Rainbow Trout – Slow: Use small spinners, twisted tails and minnows. You need a valid fishing license and pay a trout fee to catch or possess trout.

Lake Greenfield, Adair County, one mile southwest of Greenfield: Greenfield has a good population of 9-inch black crappie. Black Crappie – Good: Move often to find black crappie. Once you find them, the fishing is very good. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Boat anglers are having success casting the shoreline.

Anita Lake, Cass County, one-half mile south of Anita: Black Crappie – Slow: Fish slow in open water areas to catch 9-inch black crappie. The early morning bite is the best. Bluegill – Fair: Use a slow presentation with small jigs to catch an 8-inch fish. Largemouth Bass – No Report: Anglers have reported catching largemouth bass around the road bottom.

Orient Lake, Adair County, one mile southwest of Orient: The Orient has a good population of fish and should provide good fall fishing opportunities. Black Crappie – No Report: Orient has good numbers of 9 to 10 inch fish. Bluegill – No Report: Bluegills are 8 to 9 inches long and are in good body condition. Largemouth Bass – No Report: There are a fair number from 12 to 14 inches.

Prairie Rose Lake, Shelby County, eight miles southwest of Harlan: Black Crappie – Fair: Anglers are reporting slow catching black crappie around structure. The best meal is the first two hours of daylight. Use brightly colored jigs because of the clarity of the stained water. Average thickness is 11 inches. Bluegill – Slow: A few fish are being caught by crappie anglers slow trolling.

For information about lakes in the Southwest region, call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.

Three Mile Lake, Adams County, four miles north of Corning:

West Lake, Clark County, 2 miles west of Osceola: Main boat ramps are closed due to low water conditions.

Water temperatures reach the upper 40s on most Mount Airy area lakes. For more information, call the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at (641) 464-3108.

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