LAST FISHING REPORT-8/6/2020
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 - Slow: Try drifting nightcrawlers on small jigs for suspended bluegills. Target areas in 6-8 feet of water.
Channel Catfish - Slow: Use nightcrawlers or stinkbait. Don't fish too deep as the lakes will stratify this time of year.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try topwater lures early and late in the day. Target cedar tree piles. As the day warms up, try plastics fished deeper around tree piles.
Source: Iowa DNR