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Lake Darling, Washington County

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TODAY @ 1:37 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

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.

The strong winds and above freezing air temps are keeping the lake ice free. The docks at the ramps have been pulled for the winter. Water spray from the waves is freezing on the ramps and shoreline rocks

Source: Iowa DNR

11/28/22 @ 1:34 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

The water temperature is hovering just above freezing. Some ice on the lake up above the in-lake silt dams. Use caution when using the boat ramps they may be icy first thing in the morning

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

11/21/22 @ 1:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

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

11/14/22 @ 1:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

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.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 1:25 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

The warm weather in the 70's has bumped the water temperature up to 54 degrees. Water clarity pretty good but a little green color to the water yet.

Black Crappie - Fair: The anglers that are catching crappies are still out over the cedars in 10-12 foot of water. The crappies just aren't buying that this warmer weather is going to last.

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.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: A few of the 10-12 inch bass are coming in shallower to catch (eat) some of the green sunfish hanging out in the riprap.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 12:22 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Warm weather last weekend didn't bump the water temperature up much. In the mid 40's. Did trigger a little bit of a phytoplankton bloom though.

Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are staying out in 6-8 foot of water. Jigs tipped with worm or slip bobber rigs.

Black Crappie - Fair: Looks like the crappies will be staying out in the 10-12 foot depths that they have been out at.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 12:19 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Black Crappie - Fair: Looks like the crappies will be staying out in the 10-12 foot depths that they have been out at.

Bluegill - Fair: With the drop in water temperature I don't expect the bluegills to come in shallow unless the warm weather the next couple of days might coax a few in before they head to deeper water for the winter.

The water temperature took another big drop this week: 46 degrees Thursday morning (10/20). Water clarity is see the bottom in 5 foot of water.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 12:16 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temperature was down to 60 degrees Tuesday morning. Water clarity at about 30".

Bluegill - Fair: A few anglers are catching some nice batches of bluegills over the rock piles and brush piles out in 5 to 7 foot of water.

Black Crappie - Fair: Most everybody that is catching crappies is still fishing out in 10 to 12 foot of water off the point. Jig and minnow or minnow and slip bobber.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 12:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temperature ranges from 62 in morning to 68-69 in afternoon. fall turnover happened middle of last week.

Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill fishing is picking back up with the cooler more stable weather pattern.

Black Crappie - Fair: The crappies are starting to bite again. They seem to be staying out in the deeper water around the cedars yet.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/3/22 @ 12:10 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Bluegill - Slow: With the drastic water temperature drop the fishing has slowed way down. Look for it to pick up once the weather levels out for a few days and the fish can adapt to the cooler weather.

On the 20th the water temperature was 81. This morning it is at 62 degrees. Water is fairly clear but has a green cast to it with phytoplankton.

Source: Iowa DNR

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