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9/22/21 @ 7:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is in low 70's which is uncommonly warm for this time of year. The water is low and clear, be careful not to back off the ends of ramps. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use stink bait or cut shad for the best success.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are feeding heavily on shad right now. Use shad colored crankbaits along channel border rocks and brush piles.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water as water temperatures are still warm.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is steady and currently at 5.0 feet, Camanche is at 9.8 feet and Le Claire is at 4.6 feet. Water temperature is around 73 in the main channel and clarity is good. With the low water, be careful not to back off the ends of the boat ramps. Use the minimum water necessary to float boat.

Walleye - Good: Use a crankbait or worm rig on wingdams for the best results.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Look for smallies along rocky habitat with strong current flow. Crankbaits and spinners work the best.

White Bass - No Report: Look for schools of feeding white bass feeding in sandy areas and in the tailwater. Spinners and white jigs work the best.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - No Report: Hybrids should start feeding again now that the water is starting to clean up.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/15/21 @ 7:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is in mid 70's which is uncommonly warm for this time of year. Lots of changes on the River again this week. After a rapid rise during the previous week now the river is receding quickly. Water clarity is much improved but not great in all areas. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use stink bait or cut shad for the best success.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are feeding heavily on shad right now. Use shad colored crankbaits along channel border rocks and brush piles.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water as water temperatures are still warm.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and currently at 6.7 feet, Camanche is at 10.6 feet and Le Claire is at 5.6 feet. Water temperature is around 76 in the main channel. Water clarity is improving from last weeks high water levels.

Walleye - Fair: Conditions for walleye angling have greatly improved during the week. Try throwing crankbaits on the wingdams.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Look for smallies along rocky habitat with strong current flow. Crankbaits and spinners work the best.

White Bass - No Report: Look for schools of feeding white bass feeding in sandy areas and in the tailwater. Spinners and white jigs work the best.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - No Report: Hybrids should start feeding again now that the water is starting to clean up.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/8/21 @ 7:19 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is in low 80 which is uncommonly warm for this time of year. The River experienced a big change from last week with excessive rainfall in parts of northern Iowa and into Minnesota. This caused water levels to rise at least five feet in a week. Lots of debris is floating in the river making fishing and boating difficult. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Normally rising flooding water is good for channel catfishing but floating debris is making angling difficult.

Largemouth Bass - Good: All about the river Bass can be seen chasing small gizzard shad in newly flooded waters.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is rising and currently at 9.4 feet, Camanche is at 12.0 feet and Le Claire is at 7.2 feet. Levels are expected to peak in a few days and then begin to recede. Water temperature is around 83 in the main channel. Water clarity is poor and lots of debris in floating in the water.

Walleye - Slow: Floating debris is making fishing walleyes nearly impossible but conditions are expected to improve.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Smallmouth Bass - Slow: Floating debris is making fishing walleyes nearly impossible but conditions are expected to improve.

White Bass - No Report: Before the water rise we were hearing some reports of white bass working sandy shorelines in the tailwater. Use spinners or white jigs.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - No Report: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners. Floating debris will make this type of angling difficult.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/1/21 @ 7:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is around 80 degrees. The water is rising in most areas and the clarity is good. With the low River again be careful not to back your trailer off the ends of the boat ramps. Use the minimum ramp as necessary to float the boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait. Move often if you do not get bites. Catfishing has been a little off this summer but still expect to have some good angling.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are concentrated in some areas and have been either hit or miss. Try along rock lines or vegetation lines for the best success.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is rising and currently at 4.9 feet, Camanche is at 9.5 feet and Le Claire is at 4.4 feet. Water temperature is around 80 in the main channel. Water clarity is good.

Walleye - Fair: When the water has gotten this hot, the walleye bite seems to decrease.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

White Bass - Fair: Hearing some reports of white bass working sandy shorelines in the tailwater. Use spinners or white jigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/17/21 @ 8:28 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is around 80 degrees. The water is rising in most areas and the clarity is fair in most areas. Even though the river is rising levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. It is is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is rising and currently at 6.6 feet. Camanche is at 11.6 feet and Le Claire is at 5.5 feet. Water temperature is around 80 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Channel Catfish - Good: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait. Move often if you do not get bites.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of trot lining for flatheads going on. Make sure you place the trot line on bank and have your name and address clearly visible.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are concentrated in some areas and have been either hit or miss. Try along rock lines or vegetation lines for the best success.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits or worm rigs. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

White Bass - Fair: Hearing some reports of white bass working sandy shorelines in the tailwater. Use spinners or white jigs.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Water temperature is the upper 70's degrees. The water is receding in most areas and the clarity is fair in most areas. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Channel Catfish - Good: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait. Move often if you do not get bites.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are concentrated in some areas and have been either hit or miss. Try along rock lines or vegetation lines for the best success.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and currently at 7.5 feet. Fulton is at 5.1 feet, Camanche is at 4.8 feet and Le Claire is at 5.9 feet. Water temperature is around 78 in main channel. Water clarity is fair.

Walleye - Good: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits or worm rigs. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

White Bass - Fair: Hearing some reports of white bass working sandy shorelines in the tailwater. Use spinners or white jigs.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/10/21 @ 8:25 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is in the upper 70's. The water is receding in most areas and the clarity is good in most areas. River levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and currently at 5.1 feet. Camanche is at 9.5 feet and Le Claire is at 4.8 feet. Water temperature is around 81 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits or worm rigs. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are concentrated in some areas and have been either hit or miss. Try along rock lines or vegetation lines for the best success.

Channel Catfish - Good: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait. Move often if you do not get bites.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Bowfin - Good: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Lots of trot lining for flatheads going on. Make sure you place the trot line on bank and have your name and address clearly visible.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

White Bass - Fair: Hearing some reports of white bass working sandy shorelines in the tailwater. Use spinners or white jigs.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/3/21 @ 8:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is back up in the lower 80's. The water is rising in most areas and the clarity is stained in most areas. River levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is rising and currently at 4.7 feet. Camanche is at 9.4 feet and Le Claire is at 4.4 feet. Water temperature is around 81 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits or worm rigs. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Due to the low water the bass have moved to the openings of major backwater complexes. Bass are along the main channel edges with the low water and have been harder to find in recent days.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Bowfin - Good: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Channel Catfish - Good: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait. Move often if you do not get bites.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flatheads bit best on live bait such as a live green sunfish or small bullhead. Smaller flatheads are being caught out of the tailwaters usually on jigs or jigging spoons.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/20/21 @ 8:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature has fallen and is in the upper 70's. The water is stable to rising in most areas and the clarity is good. River levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Bowfin - Excellent: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: When the cottonwoods are shedding the cotton, the catfish are biting. Use leaches, worms or stink bait in 8-10 feet of water and move closer to bank towards evening. Also floating a worm and bobber along rock lines can be very effective.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flatheads bit best on live bait such as a live green sunfish or small bullhead. Smaller flatheads are being caught out of the tailwaters usually on jigs or jigging spoons.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Due to the low water the bass have moved to the openings of major backwater complexes. Try to find deeper water in sloughs near these backwaters and you will find largemouth bass stacked up.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines with some stronger currents.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is steady and currently at 5.2 feet. Camanche is at 9.6 feet and Le Claire is at 4.8 feet. Water temperature is around 79 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Water temperature is back up in the lower 80's. The water is receding in most areas and the clarity is good. River levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is receding and currently at 5.4 feet. Camanche is at 9.7 feet and Le Claire is at 4.8 feet. Water temperature is around 81 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Bluegill - Good: Bluegills have moved to the main channel border areas with some current flow.

Bowfin - Excellent: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: Try fishing catfish on wingdams and rock lines along the main channel. Anglers are mostly using stink bait.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flatheads bit best on live bait such as a live green sunfish or small bullhead. Smaller flatheads are being caught out of the tailwaters usually on jigs or jigging spoons.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Due to the low water the bass have moved to the openings of major backwater complexes. Try to find deeper water in sloughs near these backwaters and you will find largemouth bass stacked up.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth bass like rock with strong current flow.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits. The walleye bite picks up when the water temperatures cool off.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/13/21 @ 8:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is back up to near 84 degrees. The water is stable in most areas and the clarity is good. River levels remain low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Bluegill - Good: The yo-yo water temperatures seemed to affect bluegills and reports are all over the place. Most bluegills are now being found on the inside corners of wingdams.

Bowfin - Excellent: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: When the cottonwoods are shedding the cotton, the catfish are biting. Use leaches, worms or stink bait in 8-10 feet of water and move closer to bank towards evening. Also floating a worm and bobber along rock lines can be very effective.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Due to the low water the bass have moved to the openings of major backwater complexes. Try to find deeper water in sloughs near these backwaters and you will find largemouth bass stacked up.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is steady and currently at 5.4 feet. Camanche is at 9.7 feet and Le Claire is at 4.9 feet. Water temperature is around 84 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Walleye - Fair: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits. The bite has backed off a bit it seems when the water temperatures warmed.

White Crappie - Good: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flatheads bit best on live bait such as a live green sunfish or small bullhead. Smaller flatheads are being caught out of the tailwaters usually on jigs.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines with some stronger currents.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/6/21 @ 8:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Water temperature is back up to near 80 degrees. The water is steady to rising in some areas and the clarity is good. River levels up nearly a foot from last week but still low so please take caution when boating as many obstructions are now present. Also it is easy to back your trailer off the ends of ramps at these levels. Try to put the trailer in the minimum water needed to float boat. If you have angling questions please call the Bellevue Fisheries Station at 563-880-8781.

Channel Catfish - Excellent: When the cottonwoods are shedding the cotton, the catfish are biting. Use leaches, worms or stink bait in 8-10 feet of water and move closer to bank towards evening. Also floating a worm and bobber along rock lines can be very effective.

Largemouth Bass - Excellent: Due to the low water the bass have moved to the openings of major backwater complexes. Try to find deeper water in sloughs near these backwaters and you will find largemouth bass stacked up.

Northern Pike - Fair: Cast gaudy spinner baits near the mouths of cooler water streams as pike will seek out cooler temperature water when the river temps get this hot.

Paddlefish - No Report: The paddlefish season is now closed for the year.

The water level at the Fulton Lock and Dam is steady and currently at 6.4 feet. Camanche is at 10.5 feet and Le Claire is at 5.3 feet. Water temperature is around 79 in main channel. Water clarity is good. Water level is still low so please be careful when boating as many obstructions are present. Also be careful not to back off the ends of any ramp. Use the minimum amount of water necessary to float boat off the trailer.

Walleye - Good: Most anglers are targeting walleyes on wingdams using crankbaits.

Bluegill - Fair: The yo-yo water temperatures seemed to affect bluegills and reports are all over the place. Most bluegills are now being found on the inside corners of wingdams.

Bowfin - Excellent: Bowfin are on the bite in backwater areas and can readily be caught on small spinners or worms.

Flathead Catfish - Good: Flatheads bit best on live bait such as a live green sunfish or small bullhead. Smaller flatheads are being caught out of the tailwaters usually on jigs.

Freshwater Drum - Excellent: Drum are still on the bite. Use an egg sinker and worm rig in moderate current areas. Even areas around boat launches can be productive drum fishing. You will catch a lot of other species as well on an egg sinker rig. If you want to catch large drum try using large crayfish for bait.

Smallmouth Bass - Good: Throw small crank baits up along rocky shorelines with some stronger currents.

White Crappie - Fair: Some Black and White crappies are being taken near tree snags in deeper moderate flowing sloughs. Use small jig and minnow

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Some nice hybrids are being caught in the 5 to 7 pound range in the tailwater area by anglers using inline spinners.

Source: Iowa DNR

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