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Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County

Rathbun Reservoir, Appanoose County
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11/21/22 @ 2:31 PM
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 903.77 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. Water temps are in the mid to upper 40's.

Black Crappie - Slow: Try jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/14/22 @ 2:28 PM
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 - Slow: Try jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

The current lake level is 903.73 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground are closed. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds are closed. Water temp is in the mid-50's.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

11/7/22 @ 2:25 PM
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 - Slow: Try jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

The current lake level is 903.41 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground are closed. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds are closed. Water temp is in the mid-50's.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/31/22 @ 1:22 PM
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 903.48 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground are closed. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds closed on Sept. 30th.

Black Crappie - Slow: Try jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Channel Catfish - Slow: Try dead chubs or liver.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/24/22 @ 1:19 PM
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 jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

The current lake level is 903.47 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground closed on Sept. 15th. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds closed on Sept. 30th.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/17/22 @ 1:16 PM
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 jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

The current lake level is 903.69 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground closed on Sept. 15th. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds closed on Sept. 30th.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/10/22 @ 1:13 PM
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 jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

The current lake level is 903.82 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground closed on Sept. 15th. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds closed on Sept. 30th.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

10/3/22 @ 1:10 PM
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 jig and minnow combos around docks and over submerged structure.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

The current lake level is 903.93 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground closed on Sept. 15th. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds close on Sept. 30th.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/26/22 @ 1:07 PM
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 904.17 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground will close on Sept. 15th.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try small crankbaits fished in deeper water for suspended crappies. As the water cools the crappie will start to move into shallower areas.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

9/19/22 @ 1:04 PM
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 903.95 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. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground will close on Sept. 15th.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs or liver.

Black Crappie - Fair: Try small crankbaits fished in deeper water for suspended crappies. As the water cools the crappie will start to move into shallower areas.

Walleye - Fair: Try trolling nightcrawler rigs or crankbaits over underwater rock piles.

Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Try vertically jigging around rock piles or trolling crankbaits. Target areas near the old river channel.

Source: Iowa DNR

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