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Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County

Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County
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9/22/21 @ 5:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Good: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits. Jigging around submerged structure can also be productive.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or cut bait.

The current lake level is 904.61 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/15/21 @ 5:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver or nightcrawlers.

The current lake level is 904.61 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/8/21 @ 5:49 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver or nightcrawlers.

The current lake level is 904.71 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/3/21 @ 7:01 AM
peppys67
USER SINCE 7/30/12

Hi,

Any tips or hot spots for Walleye fishing on Rathbun. Heading there next week. Thank You

9/1/21 @ 5:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver or nightcrawlers.

The current lake level is 904.72 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/25/21 @ 5:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver or nightcrawlers.

The current lake level is 904.86 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/17/21 @ 6:58 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Target windblown shorelines with shad sides or nightcrawlers.

The current lake level is 904.99 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Walleye - Fair: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/10/21 @ 6:55 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Target windblown shorelines with shad sides or nightcrawlers and areas with rip rap.

The current lake level is 905.83 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Walleye - Good: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/3/21 @ 6:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 907.27 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Target windblown shorelines with shad sides or nightcrawlers and areas with rip rap.

Walleye - Good: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/27/21 @ 6:49 AM
FISHING REPORT
LL Reporter
USER SINCE 2/7/20
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 909.28 msl with 904 msl being recreation pool. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean and dry equipment before transporting to another waterbody.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try trolling for suspended crappies over rock piles using small crankbaits.

Channel Catfish - Good: Target windblown shorelines with shad sides or nightcrawlers and areas with rip rap.

Walleye - Good: Troll crankbaits or nightcrawler rigs over rock piles and near lake depth changes such as the old river channel.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Good: Try minnows and jigs over rock piles or trolling crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

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