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Lake Belva Deer, Keokuk County

Lake Belva Deer, Keokuk County
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9/16/20 @ 6:25 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Cooler weather and rain this week has brought the water temp down to the low 70's.Most of the runoff from the rains is being caught by the marsh up above the lake.

Bluegill - Slow: Either go deep (16-18 ft) in the flooded timber or head on up to the mounds at the upper end of the lake. As always early morning.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: Very few anglers out this week so far. Expect the bass to be moving in shallow when the weather settles down.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/9/20 @ 6:22 PM
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MOON PHASE (57%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Bluegill - Slow: Either go deep (16-18 ft) in the flooded timber or head on up to the mounds at the upper end of the lake. As always early morning.

Cooler weather this week has brought the water temp down to the mid 70's. The water is getting pretty green. Water clarity is down to 18 inches.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: Early morning back in the flooded timber and around and over top of the mounds at the upper end.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/2/20 @ 6:19 PM
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Full Moon
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Bluegill - Slow: Just not very many anglers out. Bluegills are going to be in deeper water trying to stay cool. Very early morning is going to be best.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Down along the face of the dam and around the rocks on the jetties. Chicken liver or stink baits. Early morning or just about dark.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: Early morning back in the flooded timber and around and over top of the mounds at the upper end.

Water temperature is in the mid 80's most afternoons.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/26/20 @ 6:16 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (61%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Crappie fishing has slowed down some again. Mostly slow trolling down at the usual spots down at the lower end of the lake.

Bluegill - Fair: The bite has slowed down some. I would still be working those mounds at the upper end of the lake. Also expect to pick up a few when drifting for crappies at the lower end.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfishing remains pretty decent. Down along the face of the dam and around the rocks on the jetties. Chicken liver or stink baits.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Early morning back in the flooded timber and around and over top of the mounds at the upper end.

Water temperature is in the low 80's most afternoons. Water clarity continues to improve just not very fast.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/12/20 @ 5:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (40%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing has picked up some this week, not sure I would rate it at "good" just yet. Mostly slow trolling down at the usual spots down at the lower end of the lake.

Bluegill - Good: With the cooler weather the bluegill bite picked up especially over the mounds at the upper end of the lake.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Early morning back in the flooded timber and around and over top of the mounds at the upper end.

Water temperature was 78 degrees on Wednesday (8/5). Water clarity, by Belva Deer standards, isn't the best at 20 inches.

Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing has picked up over the last several days. Down along the face of the dam and around the rocks on the jetties.

For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319) 694-2430.

Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing has picked up some this week, not sure I would rate it at "good" just yet. Mostly slow trolling down at the usual spots down at the lower end of the lake.

Bluegill - Good: I don't think the bluegills will move off the top of those mounds not until it starts cooling down and the weather settles down.

Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing has picked up over the last several days. Down along the face of the dam and around the rocks on the jetties.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Early morning back in the flooded timber and around and over top of the mounds at the upper end.

Water temperature back up into the low 80's a least for a few days. Water clarity is slowly improving but still isn't back to normal.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/5/20 @ 5:43 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Fair: Early in the morning. Slow trolling down at the lower end of the lake. Bite ends by 10 am.

Bluegill - Fair: Use small jigs tipped with wax worms around the flooded trees in 16-18 foot of water.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: I still recommend going to the upper end of the lake and working over the top of the mounds with crank baits or soft plastics.

Water is fairly clear but with a definite green cast to it.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/29/20 @ 5:40 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Fair: Early in the morning. Slow trolling down at the lower end of the lake. The bite has slowed down a little bit.

Bluegill - Fair: Move out to the deeper water out around the trees. 16 to 18 feet down.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: I would recommend going to the upper end of the lake and working over the top of the mounds with crank baits or soft plastics.

Water is fairly clear but with a definite green cast to it.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/22/20 @ 5:37 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (5%)
Waxing Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Good: Early in the morning. Slow trolling down at the lower end of the lake.

Bluegill - Fair: Move out to the deeper water out around the trees. 16 to 18 feet down.

Conditions remain the same as last week. Water temperature in the mid to upper 80's.Early morning is the best fishing. Most anglers are gone by 9 am.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Summer patterns have set up. Try for them early in the shallows but most of the day they are out in deeper water.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/15/20 @ 5:07 PM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20

Water temperature in the mid to upper 80's.Early morning is the best fishing. Most anglers are gone by 9 am.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Summer patterns have set up. Try for them early in the shallows but most of the day they are out in deeper water.

Black Crappie - Fair: Early in the morning. Slow trolling down at the lower end of the lake.

Bluegill - Fair: Move out to the deeper water out around the trees. 16 to 18 feet down.

Source: Iowa DNR

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