The water temperature is back into the low to mid 40's Water clarity about 5 feet. The rain really didn't effect anything. The pumps have been pulled off the fish cleaning stations and the campground docks have been pulled.
Black Crappie - Fair: The anglers that are catching crappies are still out over the cedars in 10-12 foot of water. They weren't fooled by last week's warmer weather.
Bluegill - Fair: Even with the warmer water temperatures the Bluegills are staying out in 6-8 foot of water. Jigs tipped with worm or slip bobber rigs. Might try the rock piles in 4-5 foot if the weather stays warm.
For more information on the above Lake and Rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at (319) 694-2430.
The courtesy docks at the campground ramp have been put into winter storage and the pumps have been pulled off the fish cleaning stations.
Black Crappie - No Report: The cold weather has kept most anglers off the lake. But if you want to find the crappies they are going to be out at their winter homes in the middle of the lake in the cedars and culvert piles. Treat it like ice fishing from a boat.
Source: Iowa DNR