Black Crappie - Fair: Look for crappies drifting the roadbeds and around deep tree piles. Fish average 9 inches.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are being caught slow trolling and drifting. Tipping jigs with crawler or powerbait seems to help.
Channel Catfish - Slow: Anglers report catching catfish off the jetty's in the south arm using cut bait.
Fishing will improve as water temperatures cool.
For information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Lake Anita has a good bass population. Fish are being caught casting the lily edges.
Source: Iowa DNR