LAST FISHING REPORT-8/12/2020
The district includes Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Mahaska, Monroe, Wapello, Wayne and Van Buren counties. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.
Bluegill - Fair: Drift fishing from a boat can produce some bluegills this time of year. Try small jigs tipped with a chunk of nightcrawler around the fishing jetties.
Channel Catfish - Fair: Try nightcrawlers or liver in 4-8 feet of water.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use topwater lures early and late in the day. Try crankbaits around the cedar trees and along the rip-rapped shorelines.
Source: Iowa DNR