Interior rivers bumped up with isolated rainfall events but are still providing some fair to good angling opportunities for smallmouth bass, walleye and channel catfish. Rivers should be in good condition for the upcoming weekend. Lakes are beginning to produce some crappie. Trout streams are in excellent condition and providing some insect hatches with the warmer weather. For further information contact your area bait and tackle shops.
Anglers have been catching primarily bluegill and a few crappie out of South Prairie Lake.
Black Crappie - Fair: Cast or vertical jig using colored tube jigs or crappie minnow under a slip bobber. Target the four to eight foot depth of water along the edge of weed beds.
Bluegill - Good: Fish a piece of crawler under a bobber or casting a light jig or using a flyrod as bluegill are beginning to move on spawning beds.
Source: Iowa DNR