Thunderstorms and showers possible through the weekend with temperatures upper 80's to 60's. Area rivers and streams may be flashy due to nature of storms. Aside from that, streams are fishing well. For current fishing information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - Fair: Try trolling or fish lure or bait just above vegetation.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Find fish in woody structure. Use cut bait, worms, or stink bait.
Largemouth Bass - Good: All size bass taking jig tipped with twister tail running over top of aquatic plants.
Water clarity remains excellent with an abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation making shore fishing difficult. Best access to fish is by watercraft or by using a topwater lure. Evening bite best.
Area river levels falling and clearing. Area lake levels back to normal. Rain possible Thursday evening into Friday with beautiful weekend temperatures 70's to 50's. Area rivers and streams elevated but fishable. For current fishing information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Water levels down with 4 to 5 ft. visibility. Aquatic vegetation plentiful but starting to die off.
Bluegill - Good: Try fishing shallow under a bobber on top of vegetation.
Black Crappie - Good:
Largemouth Bass - Good: Jigs tipped with a twister tail or spinner bait fished over vegetation works well.
Northern Pike - Fair:
Channel Catfish - Fair: Use cut bait or worms fished on the bottom around stumps or other woody structure for success.
Source: Iowa DNR