Lake Macbride, Johnson County

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12/18/16 @ 6:16 PM
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BuckEye82
BuckEye82
USER since 1/2/11

MOON PHASE (73%)
Waning Gibbous

Late report for 12/17/2016. Went out for a couple of hours for my first Iowa ice attempt in the afternoon. Fished the south fork and spudded my way out from the launch. 3" of solid ice out to the reefs but there was a football field size of open water the geese were keeping open. Just stayed far to the east and its ok. 

fishing was slow one jig rod and two tipdowns with fats with lots of lookers and no takers. Threw the kitchen sink at em' with two small 11" walleyes returned to the drink to grow for another day. Two other shacks out toward the causeway. 

Remember ice safety. Take your spud bar, ice picks, and fish with a partner. Stay dry

Edited on 12/18/16 6:17 PM
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4/27/16 @ 11:48 AM
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BuckEye82
BuckEye82
USER since 1/2/11

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Late report 4/22....Decided to take a comp day from work and go fishing, left the house at 0200hrs on Friday morning to see what this lake had to offer at night, just me and the dog.

Started trolling with a three-way and a rogue floating crank flat-line behind the boat from the launch on the north fork. Hit all the rock pile structures on my way to the south fork, was expecting walleyes but was surprised to catch 10 14" black crappies. Bonus! Of course this wasn't on a contiguous route, but as soon as I would catch one I would mark a waypoint and made several passes.

Then on to the walleye...trolled shallow along rocky shoreline and picked up multiple 13-14" dinks. managed to get two decent 17". Kept the two better ones and three other 14.5" to round out my limit.

Then made my way over to the road crossing on the south fork and had a bit of fun hammering the wipers, must have caught 30-40 ranging from 12-18" all on a jigging rapala.

Never understood why there were so many launches on this lake until today. From 1000hrs on there must have been 15-20 truck/trailers at each launch and the lake was packed. Left at 1500 I had my fun for the day, and plenty of fish for the pan.

My delay in the report is because a couple buddies and I have started a company called STUK NATION and can be found at STUKNATION.com and it is a free PODCAST covering just about anything that can be done in the outdoors, new podcasts weekly released on every Wednesday, new topic every week. Check it out www.facebook.com/STUK-1683888768533610/ and give us a like.

Remember to take a kid fishing

Lake Macbride, Johnson County Photo
Lake Macbride, Johnson County Photo
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4/25/16 @ 10:03 AM
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Kory T
Kory T
USER since 4/7/16

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F
Back on the lake again with my Girls, Found the crappie in the normal spring locations. found most the crappie in brush piles on 6 ft of water. Key to catching fish was to down size my presentation, 4 lb test and a 32 oz jig. bigger females are still holding deep, the smaller male crappies are swallow.

Thanks for reading my reports!

Kory T

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4/23/16 @ 8:54 AM
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Kory T
Kory T
USER since 4/7/16

MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny
Started the day in the mid lake area, The male black crappies where on main lake brush piles and lay downs. The key to catching the bigger fish was keeping your jig in the 5 to 6 feet zone. Main bait was a custom tied 1/16 jig. As far as Keeper we had a total of 22 crappie from 10 to 14 inches. Also five bonus Walleye!! Lots of boats out Friday, One key to our presentation is using good sunglasses. so you can see the deeper brush.

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4/11/16 @ 8:25 AM
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Kory T
Kory T
USER since 4/7/16

MOON PHASE (24%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
41° - 45° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
Spent Saturday on the south end of the lake. found the crappies in 15 feet of water holding of brush piles. brought 12 home from 9 1/2 to 11 inches. Also has one Walleye that taped out at 18 inches. I think with the weather warming this week we could see a bunch of fish go shallow.

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4/7/16 @ 1:57 PM
Kory T
Kory T
USER since 4/7/16
looking to hit lake MacBride this weekend, looking for a water temp. Crappies should start making there move soon.

Thanks

Kory T

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4/4/16 @ 9:22 AM
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slabs in the shanty
slabs in the shanty
USER since 1/13/14

MOON PHASE (11%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Fished Sunday, caught 6 small eyes up by the dam, terrible conditions,used jig and twistertail tipped with a minnow

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3/29/16 @ 6:53 PM
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BuckEye82
BuckEye82
USER since 1/2/11

MOON PHASE (69%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Report 3/29/2016....Fished alone today, got out right at sun up. Fished the pattern from this past Saturday that produced a two man limit of walleyes and today no fish. Had to change things up...the walleyes were deeper today. Was able to scratch out my five fish, all between 15-18" and once again all males, females and big fish went back. All told kept my five, but must have caught twenty or so once I figured them out, biggest walleye today at 24" (released).

Today they were holding deeper 18-30 FOW, usually deep points adjacent to spawning bays where the bottom went from hard to soft or the reverse. Water temp 47.5-48.2 degrees just about everywhere I went. I used a lindy rig with a minnow exploring deep points until I would mark fish and catch them then I put the hurt on em' with a jig n' minnow (color didn't matter) until they shut off around 10am.

As a bonus while I was out deep I kept hearing splashing on the surface and suddenly I was being bombarded by seagulls. I figured something was corralling a bait ball while I was in 33 FOW. Casted a ripin rap size 9 just beyond all the commotion on the surface and ended up catching about a dozen large wipers. Multiple in the low 20" range. Biggest was a 24" 10lber per my crappy rapala fish scale.

Fellow fisherman I'm a recent transplant to Iowa from Wisconsin. I was always extremely active in posting on the LL Wisconsin forums, it sure would be nice for my fellow fisherman besides the guides, to post on here as well. Might just help a father and son catch their first or biggest.......fill in the blank. I assure you there are no secret spots anymore. Thanks to the great job with stocking and fisheries management from the Iowa DNR there is enough to go around lets help each other out.

Remember share this great sport and try to take a kid fishing!

Lake Macbride, Johnson County Photo
Lake Macbride, Johnson County Photo
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3/27/16 @ 3:28 PM
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BuckEye82
BuckEye82
USER since 1/2/11

MOON PHASE (85%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
3/26/2016 Went out with my young fishing partner and targeted the south fork of the lake to get away from the crowds. Water temp was 47 degrees and held steady throughout the day. Fished primarily for walleyes, the fish were holding between 12-20 FOW and were on rocky off shore structures adjacent to spawning areas with rocky shorelines. Tried trolling cranks mid day, no luck. Best was 1/16-1/8oz jig/minnow or jig/plastic combo. We had our two man limit within two hours and continued fishing for fun after that. We kept all males 14-15", and they were all milting.

Remember to take a kid fishing!

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1/1/14 @ 4:22 PM
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Fish fry high
Fish fry high
USER since 1/1/14
whats the report from lake macbride?

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