Bluegill - Fair: Find gills near shore in morning. Use small jig and twister tail or small piece of worm for luck.
Channel Catfish - Excellent: This is an excellent time of year and place to catch a trophy catfish. Find fish in late evening cruising the shallows. Use cut or stink baits for best luck.
Green algae bloom on Volga Lake continues. Lake levels low.
Thunderstorms and showers possible through the weekend with temperatures upper 80's to 60's. Area rivers and streams may be flashy due to nature of storms. Aside from that, streams are fishing well. For current fishing information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappies moving near shoreline in the evening to feed. Use a jig tipped with a twister tail for luck.
Area river levels falling and clearing. Area lake levels back to normal. Rain possible Thursday evening into Friday with beautiful weekend temperatures 70's to 50's. Area rivers and streams elevated but fishable. For current fishing information, please contact the Chuck Gipp Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Water levels back down. Boat docks are above water now.
Bluegill - Good: Find gills near shore in morning. Use small jigs and hooks tipped with twister tails.
Channel Catfish - Good: Trophy catfish are plentiful in this lake. Find fish cruising the shallows in the evening. Use cut baits and worms fished on the bottom for some action.
Largemouth Bass - Good:
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie moving near shoreline in evening to feed. Use jig tipped with twister tail or spinner bait for best luck.
Source: Iowa DNR