thickness is 2 to 5 inches. Drill test holes if you venture out.
of the area lakes are now frozen over. Use precaution when going out on the ice
and drill many test holes to make sure the ice is thick enough. For more fishing
information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife
office at 641-357-3517.
Spirit is now completely frozen over, however only Little Angler's Bay, the
north grade, and Templar Lagoon has ice 4 to 5 inches thick. Bluegill - Good:
Anglers are reporting nice bluegills in areas that are safe to fish. Yellow
Perch - Fair: Some nice perch are being caught where people are fishing for
bluegill. Walleye - Fair: A few nice walleye have been caught in Little
Fishing regulations are relaxed
at Virgin Lake. Anglers can harvest as many fish as they would like by any
means except dynamite, poison, electroshocking devises, or any stupefying
substances. This promiscuous fishing is designated to allow anglers to salvage
and utilize the imperiled fish population in Virgin Lake before they die off due
to the drawdown.
fishing has begun on the Iowa Great Lakes. All of the area lakes are now frozen
over, but only the bays that had first ice are now safe for ice fishing. Always
use precaution when going out on early ice and drill many test holes to make
sure the ice is thick enough!
more information on fishing in northwest Iowa, call the Spirit Lake hatchery at