Fishing kinda sucks right now. HAHAHA! We couldn't even keep a straight face. Fishing never sucks, but the fishing is a bit slow for our liking. You'll be a lucky angler if you find a stream that isn't chocolate milk with the latest round of rain. Still, it's better than being at home with the wif.....errr...ummm...we mean, better than being at work. If you are really out to catch fish, here's some help from our awesome Iowa Department of Natural Resources and their Fishing Report for the weekend of 10/13/17.

Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City)
The Cedar River remains high and turbid; very few reports of some smallmouth bass being caught. Smallmouth Bass - Slow: Cast spinnerbaits, crankbaits and topwater lures along rip-rap shorelines and woody structure.

George Wyth Lake
Walleye - Fair: Slowly troll or drift a minnow and slip bobber; some reports of anglers catching walleye.

Harold Getty Lake
Black Crappie - Fair: Try a crappie minnow under a bobber at various depths.

Maquoketa River (above Monticello)
The Maquoketa River remains in good condition, but more rain is expected throughout the upcoming weekend. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Cast spinnerbaits or crankbaits along rip-rap shorelines and woody structure. Walleye - Fair: Try a jig and plastic tail tipped with half a nightcrawler on the downstream sandbar drop-offs or woody structure as the river is low.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Artificial baits, particularly spinnerbaits, have been the best. Yellow Bass - Fair: Cast jigs for some good yellow bass action.

Shell Rock River (Greene to Shell Rock)
The Shell Rock River remains high and turbid.

Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills)
The Wapsipinicon River remains high and turbid; more rain showers are expected throughout the weekend.

With recent rainfall events, interior rivers remain high with muddy conditions. More rain is expected throughout the upcoming weekend. There have been fair reports on crappie being caught on some area Black Hawk County Lakes.Trout streams remain in excellent condition. Call the N.E. Iowa district office at 563-927-3276 for more information.


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