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Lake Macbride, Johnson County

Lake Macbride, Johnson County
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6/15/21 @ 7:34 AM
FISHING REPORT
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USER SINCE 2/7/20

There is a 10 hp maximum in effect at this time. These may be run at 5 mph or less.

Black Crappie - Slow: Fish over brush in 10-15'.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Fish shallow rock and wood for post spawn bass.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling or jigging in 10-20'.

Bluegill - Good: Fish in shallow pockets and around shallow rock. Size is marginal.

Source: Iowa DNR

6/8/21 @ 7:31 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Black Crappie - Fair: Fish over brush in 10-15'.

There is a 10 hp maximum in effect at this time. These may be run at 5 mph or less.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling or jigging in 10-20'.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Fish shallow rock and wood for spawning and post spawn bass.

Source: Iowa DNR

5/25/21 @ 7:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are mid 60's. All motors may be used at 5mph or less at this time.

Black Crappie - Fair: Some fish are shallow spawning and some are offshore on brush.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling or jigging in 10-20'.

Source: Iowa DNR

5/11/21 @ 7:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are in the low 60's and water clarity is very good. Evenings seem to be best.

Black Crappie - Fair: Male crappies are moving shallow. Try jigs or minnows around shallow wood. Some fish are still staging in 10-15' around brush, stumps, or rock piles.

Walleye - Slow: Try jigs or crankbaits over/along windblown rock, or jigging in 15-25' of water. Try shallower towards evening.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Fish are being caught on shallow rock and wood.

Source: Iowa DNR

5/1/21 @ 3:43 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Black Crappie - Fair: Try minnows over brush or rock piles in 10-15'. They should start moving shallower to spawn soon.

Walleye - Fair: Try jigs or crankbaits over/along windblown rock or jigging in 20-25' of water. Try shallower towards evening.

Water temps are 52-54 degrees.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: A few anglers are stumbling on packs of fish, usually along rock bars/piles.

Source: Iowa DNR

4/24/21 @ 3:40 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are 52-54 degrees.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try minnows over brush or rock piles in 10-15'.

Walleye - Fair: Try jigs or crankbaits over/along windblown rock or jigging in 20-25' of water. Try shallower towards evening.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: A few anglers are stumbling on packs of fish, usually along rock bars/piles.

Source: Iowa DNR

4/17/21 @ 3:37 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are in the low 50's.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try minnows over brush or rock piles in 10-15'.

Walleye - Fair: Try jigs or crankbaits over/along windblown rock. Try shallower towards evening.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: A few anglers are stumbling on packs of fish, usually along rock bars/piles.

Source: Iowa DNR

4/3/21 @ 3:31 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are in the mid 40's. The boat docks are now in.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try minnows over brush in 10-15'.

Walleye - Fair: Try jigs and plastic/minnow in 10-20'. As the water warms, look for spawning fish in the shallows at sunset and after dark.

Source: Iowa DNR

3/27/21 @ 3:22 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20

Water temps are around 40-42 degrees. The boat docks will be put in the first week of April. There are two new boat slips at Main Ramp and Opie Ave ramp for year-round use.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try minnows over brush in 10-15'.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Some big fish were caught this week in the upper arms. Use cutbait.

Source: Iowa DNR

3/13/21 @ 4:13 AM
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LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
As of 3/11, the lake is 95% ice covered but it is getting dark and slushy and is unsafe. There is a sizable area east of the causeway and along the dam where shoreline fishing is possible.

Remaining ice should be considered unsafe in the Lake Macbride District.

Source: Iowa DNR

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