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  • Birthday 01/01/1900

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    Rick
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    Great ol' US of A
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    Outdoor activities, field trialing springer spaniels. Best pheasant dog on earth - does ducks too.
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  1. Mom and Dad teaching common courtesy is a wonderful thing.
  2. NORTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Arrowhead Lake Water clarity is good. Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce leadhead to find suspended fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake. Black Hawk Lake Surface water temperatures
  3. NORTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Cedar River (above Nashua) Repairs to the Nashua dam continue as water levels and flows drop. Water levels are falling with good water clarity. Use caution; underwater hazards may have moved. Go to the USGS Current Conditions website for more information on water levels. Channel Catfish - Good: Use dead chubs, stinkbaits and worms fished near bottom near dusk in woody debris or stumps. Walleye - Good: Fish are active in the evening. Try near current breaks and in log jams. Be prepared to run your lure near bottom of pools. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Use a jig
  4. SOUTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Big Hollow Lake Water temperature was 84 degrees at noon on Wednesday (8/19). Water clarity is improving. Duckweed has taken over in parts of the lake, especially in the boat ramp bay. Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill bite has slowed with the return of warm stagnant weather. Work the brush piles in 6 to 7 feet of water. Largemouth Bass - Slow: Work out in a little deeper water in the flooded timber in the bays. Channel Catfish - Fair: The face of the dam is always good. Also try in the main two bays at the very upper end of the lake around the brush piles and
  5. SOUTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Big Creek Lake Walleye - Slow: Troll live bait rigs or crankbaits at depths of 15 feet or less in the upper half of the lake. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Slow: Cast or troll shad imitating spoons, crankbaits or plastics. Look for schools of young shad breaking the surface of the water to find feeding wipers. Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Channel Catfish - Fair: Channel catfish and flathead catfish are being caught. Try live bait, stinkbait and crawlers. Don Williams Lake Black Crappie - Fair: Drift or troll panfish jigs in the
  6. NORTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Arrowhead Lake Water clarity is good. Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce leadhead to find suspended fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake. Black Hawk Lake Surface water temperatures
  7. NORTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Arrowhead Lake Water clarity is good. Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce leadhead to find suspended fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake. Black Hawk Lake Surface water temperatures
  8. NORTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Cedar River (above Nashua) Repairs to the Nashua dam continue as water levels and flows drop. Water levels are falling with good water clarity. Use caution; underwater hazards may have moved. Go to the USGS Current Conditions website for more information on water levels. Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver and stinkbaits or dead chub fished on the bottom in slow water. Walleye - Good: Try a jig tipped with a bright plastic tail for quick action. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Use a jig tipped with natural colored twister tails or nightcrawler in the brush
  9. SOUTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Big Hollow Lake Cooler nights have lowered the water temperature to the upper 70's. Water clarity still isn't the best since the last big rain. A lot of the duckweed got washed out of the lake. Bluegill - Fair: Thursday morning (8/7) some of the bluegills were in shallow. Work the brush piles in 6 feet of water. Try worm and bobber or a small jig tipped with live bait jigged vertically. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Toss soft plastics rigged weedless into the flooded timber. See just how far back into the trees you can get your boat. Channel Catfish - Fair: Wor
  10. SOUTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Big Creek Lake Walleye - Slow: Troll live bait rigs or crankbaits at depths of 15 feet or less in the upper half of the lake. Black Crappie - Fair: Drift or troll jigs with twister or paddle tails in the upper half of the lake. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) - Fair: Cast or troll shad imitating spoons, crankbaits or plastics. Look for schools of young shad breaking the surface of the water to find feeding wipers. Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Channel Catfish - Fair: Channel catfish and flathead catfish are being caught. Try live bait, stin
  11. NORTHWEST Arrowhead Lake Water clarity is good. Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce leadhead to find suspended fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake. Black Hawk Lake Surface water temperatures are around 78 degrees
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  13. NORTHWEST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Arrowhead Lake Water clarity is good. Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce leadhead in search of suspended fish. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake. Black Hawk Lake Surface water temperat
  14. NORTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Cedar River (above Nashua) Repairs to the Nashua dam continue as water levels and flows drop. Water levels are falling with good water clarity. Use caution; underwater hazards may have moved. Go to the USGS Current Conditions website for more information on water levels. Channel Catfish - Good: Use chicken liver and stinkbaits or dead chub fished on the bottom out of current. Walleye - Good: Try a jig tipped with a bright plastic tail for quick action. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Use a jig tipped with natural colored twister tails and crank or spinnerbaits.
  15. SOUTHEAST IOWA FISHING REPORTS Iowa River (Columbus Junction to Mississippi River The Iowa River in this section is holding at about 4 foot below bank full level with a decent current speed. Channel Catfish - Fair: A few more anglers were out this week. The log jams and snags are holding the fish. Still more than enough water that catfish are "holed up" as at lower water levels. Lake Belva Deer Water is fairly clear, but with a green cast to it. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Go to the upper end of the lake and work over the top of the mounds with crankbaits or soft plastics. Bluegill -
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