Black Crappie - Slow: Look for them to remain out in deeper water around the brush piles and rockpiles down about 6 or 7 feet.
Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing remains slow. The brush piles and rock piles out in5 to 7 foot of water using slip bobbers and worm or vertically jigging seem to best.
Channel Catfish - Good: Switch from the stream inlets to the culvert piles near the bank; where the catfish can avoid the heat in the shade. Chicken liver has always seemed to work the best in Darling. Picked up with the flood waters bring in new food.
Largemouth Bass - Slow: The bass are taking it easy in the heat and don't seem to be very hungry. Most of the bass remain out in 6 or 7 foot of water.
Water temperature in the mid 80's. Water clarity is around two feet. Improving slowly. Thermocline at 5-7 feet.
Source: Iowa DNR