Viking Lake water clarity is poor right now.
Black Crappie - Slow: Look for black crappies around deep tree piles. Fish will average 9 inches. There is a large year class of 6 inch black crappie in the lake.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill can be caught slow trolling or casting crawlers under a bobber around deep tree piles. Fish will average 8 inches.
Channel Catfish - No Report: Viking has a good population of 19 to 22 inch channel catfish.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Fish for bass casting the shoreline just outside the flooded terrestrial vegetation. Anglers report catching numbers of bass in shallow tree piles.
Source: Iowa DNR