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Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County

Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County
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9/24/20 @ 11:20 AM
peppys67
User since 7/30/12

Does anyone have any Fall fishing tips for Walleye and Crappie on Rathbun. We normally fish in the Honey Creek area. Heading there next week. 


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9/24/20 @ 7:10 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (57%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 903.90 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels. Use caution while boating as the lake has not been at this level for quite some time.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Look for flocks of seagulls to locate the shad and the hybrids should be below the school of shad. Troll crankbaits through this area that mimic gizzard shad.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/17/20 @ 7:07 AM
FISHING REPORT
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New Moon
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

The current lake level is 903.77 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels. Use caution while boating as the lake has not been at this level for quite some time.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Look for flocks of seagulls to locate the shad and the hybrids should be below the school of shad. Troll crankbaits through this area that mimic gizzard shad.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/10/20 @ 7:04 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE
Last Quarter
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 903.71 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels. Use caution while boating as the lake has not been at this level for quite some time.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Look for flocks of seagulls to locate the shad and the hybrids should be below the school of shad. Troll crankbaits through this area that mimic gizzard shad.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/3/20 @ 7:01 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (98%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

The current lake level is 903.86 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels. Use caution while boating as the lake has not been at this level for quite some time.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Look for flocks of seagulls to locate the shad and the hybrids should be below the school of shad. Troll crankbaits through this area that mimic gizzard shad.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/27/20 @ 6:52 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (71%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 904.01 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels. Use caution while boating as the lake has not been at conservation pool for quite some time.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Look for flocks of seagulls to locate the shad and the hybrids should be below the school of shad. Troll crankbaits through this area that mimic gizzard shad.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/20/20 @ 6:46 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (4%)
Waxing Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

The current lake level is 904.17 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try trolling crankbaits around schools of shad. Look for the shad to break the surface as they are being chased from below by the hybrids.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/13/20 @ 6:22 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

The current lake level is 904.27 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try trolling crankbaits around schools of shad. Look for the shad to break the surface as they are being chased from below by the hybrids.

Source: Iowa DNR

8/6/20 @ 6:16 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (91%)
Waning Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

The current lake level is 904.49 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try trolling crankbaits around schools of shad. Look for the shad to break the surface as they are being chased from below by the hybrids.

Source: Iowa DNR

7/30/20 @ 6:13 AM
FISHING REPORT
MOON PHASE (83%)
Waxing Gibbous
LL Reporter
User since 2/7/20
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

The current lake level is 904.59 with normal pool being 904.00. Make sure to dry, clean, and drain all equipment as Rathbun Lake contains zebra mussels.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling gizzard shad imitating crankbaits around rock piles, submerged points, and areas with depth changes.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging over rock piles and submerged points.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or chicken liver in 6-8 feet of water.

Source: Iowa DNR

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