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Lake Darling, Washington County

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9/21/21 @ 5:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing continues to pick up but the bluegills don't seem to want to leave those rock piles just yet.

Channel Catfish - Good: Catfishing picked up a little bit this last week. Still in the culvert piles near shore. Chicken liver is their favorite food at Lake Darling.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass fishing is picking up as they start working the shoreline rip rap looking for small green sunfish and crawdads. After 5pm is when the bite picks up. Deep water during the rest of the day.

Water temperature is back into the upper 70's. But a hot weather weekend as forecasted will take it back into the low 80's.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/14/21 @ 5:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass fishing is picking up as they start working the shoreline rip rap looking for small green sunfish and crawdads.

Water temperature has moved back up to 80 degrees by midmorning. No film on top of the water but the water remains pretty green.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing improved late last week with the bluegills coming back into shallow waters. I'd still spend most of my time around the rock piles in 4-6 foot of water.

Channel Catfish - Fair: The forecast of rain should give them a little prompt to get into the feeding mode.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/7/21 @ 4:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass fishing should start to improve with the cooler weather. Still look for them to be deeper for the most part for a while yet.

Water temperature down to 76 degrees with the cooler nights. The algae blooms are also starting to fade.

Bluegill - Fair: The bluegills should start moving into the shallow water soon with the dropping water temperature.

Channel Catfish - Fair: The forecast of rain should give them a little prompt to get into the feeding mode.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/31/21 @ 4:49 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing slows back down with the return of the heat. The brush piles and rock piles out in 5 to 7 foot of water is where they are at.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: Hot weather returns. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature holding at about 84 degrees. Water clarity is improving but still pretty green. Thermocline at 5-7 feet.

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet. A few boats were picking them up while "drift" trolling over the cedar trees in the middle.

Channel Catfish - Good: Work the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/24/21 @ 4:40 PM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet. A few boats were picking them up while "drift" trolling over the cedar trees in the middle.

Bluegill - Fair: The bluegill fishing improved a little before the air temps started going back up. The brush piles and rock piles out in 5 to 7 foot of water is where they are at.

Channel Catfish - Good: Work the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: The brief period of cooler weather improved the bass fishing in the mornings over the weekend. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature holding at about 82 degrees. Water clarity is improving but still pretty green. Thermocline at 5-7 feet.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/16/21 @ 6:04 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet.

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in5 to 7 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.

Channel Catfish - Good: Switch from the stream inlets to the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: The bass are taking it easy in the heat and don't seem to be very hungry. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature remain in the mid 80's. There is a scum on top of the water a mix of dust, planktonic algae, and pollen. Thermocline at 5-7 feet.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/9/21 @ 6:01 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet.

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in5 to 7 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.

Channel Catfish - Good: Switch from the stream inlets to the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: The bass are taking it easy in the heat and don't seem to be very hungry. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature holding at 84 despite the cooler weather. The is a scum on top of the water a mix of dust, planktonic algae, and pollen. Need some wind.Thermocline at 5-7 feet.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/2/21 @ 5:58 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet.

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in5 to 7 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.

Channel Catfish - Good: Switch from the stream inlets to the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: The bass are taking it easy in the heat and don't seem to be very hungry. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature in the mid 80's. Water clarity is around two feet. Improving slowly. Thermocline at 5-7 feet.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/26/21 @ 5:55 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet.

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in5 to 7 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.

Channel Catfish - Good: Work the area where the streams are coming into the lake. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: An unstable water temperature and lots of rain is keeping bass fishing slow. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.

Water temperature returns to the mid 80's. High water at the end of last week ( over top of the jetties) has now returned to close to normal levels. Water clarity not so good right now. Thermocline at 5 to 7 feet.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/19/21 @ 5:52 PM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 8-9 feet.

Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in 6-8 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.

Largemouth Bass - Slow: An unstable water temperature and lots of rain is keeping bass fishing slow. Most of the bass remain out in 8 to 10 foot of water.

Water temperature after last weekend dropped back down into the mid 70's. Warmer weather this week making that go back up again. Two inches of rain last weekend and about that today (7/15) is not helping water clarity.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Work the area where the streams are coming into the lake. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling.

Source: Iowa DNR

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