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CURRENTLY 78°
FAIR
WINDS SOUTH @ 17MPH
HUMIDITY 45%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 55°

East Okoboji Lake

Dickinson County, IA
Dickinson County, IA
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east edge of Okoboji
1,835 acres
LAKE SIZE
21 feet
MAX DEPTH
1398 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
none
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Trails
Boat Rentals
Playground
Restrooms
Accessible Shoreline
Accessible Pier
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Smallmouth Bass
Walleye
White Bass
Yellow Bass
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in East Okoboji Lake.
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FISHING REPORT
Offshore fishing for bass has been very good lately, the panfish/perch bite has also been excellent lately. The extended forecast calls for a slight break in the heatwave, with highs in the 70s and 80s. Most lake temperatures are in the 80s. Warmer water temperatures means that fish are under more stress. If you plan to catch and release, try to release the fish as quickly and gently as possible.

Black Crappie - Fair: Hard to target specifically, but can be caught mixed with other panfish. Lately the bite has been much better in and around docks and hoists.

Bluegill - Good: Have been biting like crazy recently. Leaches/worms and a simple bobber setup have proven to be very effective.

Many people have had success with slip bobbers/spoons as well as vertical jigging and dropshot. A great bluegill/crappie/yellow bass bite can be found trolling weed lines. The current water temperature is 82°.

Pumpkinseed - Good: Fun and easier to catch from most docks. Simple setups such as a small hook, bobber and piece of worm can do the trick.

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
Good numbers of angler acceptable size yellow perch are currently present in East Okoboji Lake. Continued good growth throughout the summer 2019 will result in numbers of larger acceptable sized fish during the fall 2019 and winter 2019 – 2020 seasons. The untapped channel catfish population is present in good numbers in East Okoboji Lake and will provide excellent angling throughout the upcoming fishing season. Persistence and patience will produce nice catches dominated by angler acceptable size bluegill, black and white crappie. Continued good growth of these fish throughout the summer will result in good numbers of acceptable size fish for the following angling season. Anglers will continue to enjoy excellent yellow bass angling on East Okoboji Lake. Currently large numbers of angler acceptable size fish exists in the lake. (2019)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: East Okoboji Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Biologist; 712-336-1840; [email protected]
Steve Reighard, Conservation Officer; 712-260-1018; [email protected]
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for East Okoboji Lake. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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