It appears no one from iowa posts any info, you are correct. I used to but when I did, my favorite lake became a shantee town.
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I had heard today 15th dec. That a couple people were out on McBride ? (FISHING)
has anyone catching fish . tyring to make it up over the holiday weekend. bobbers downs..
Must be a boring state to fish or its that good and nobody posts any reports
I'm back on here, as well, to get people talking about Eastern Iowa lakes, again
Does anybody use this? what a shame... most reports over a year old...
Late report for 12/17/2016. Went out for a couple of hours for my first Iowa ice attempt in the afternoon. Fished the south fork and spudded my way out from the launch. 3" of solid ice out to the reefs but there was a football field size of open water the geese were keeping open. Just stayed far to the east and its ok.
fishing was slow one jig rod and two tipdowns with fats with lots of lookers and no takers. Threw the kitchen sink at em' with two small 11" walleyes returned to the drink to grow for another day. Two other shacks out toward the causeway.
Remember ice safety. Take your spud bar, ice picks, and fish with a partner. Stay dry
61° - 65° F
66° - 70° F
Started trolling with a three-way and a rogue floating crank flat-line behind the boat from the launch on the north fork. Hit all the rock pile structures on my way to the south fork, was expecting walleyes but was surprised to catch 10 14" black crappies. Bonus! Of course this wasn't on a contiguous route, but as soon as I would catch one I would mark a waypoint and made several passes.
Then on to the walleye...trolled shallow along rocky shoreline and picked up multiple 13-14" dinks. managed to get two decent 17". Kept the two better ones and three other 14.5" to round out my limit.
Then made my way over to the road crossing on the south fork and had a bit of fun hammering the wipers, must have caught 30-40 ranging from 12-18" all on a jigging rapala.
Never understood why there were so many launches on this lake until today. From 1000hrs on there must have been 15-20 truck/trailers at each launch and the lake was packed. Left at 1500 I had my fun for the day, and plenty of fish for the pan.
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Remember to take a kid fishing
61° - 65° F
71° - 75° F
Thanks for reading my reports!