Iowa DNR Fishing Report Jan. 25

Beeds Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill – Slow.
Bluebill Lake
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill - Slow: Best bite is in the early morning.
Blue Pit
The DNR stocked 2500 rainbow trout on Jan. 13th.
Clear Lake
Avoid areas near the aerators. The current ice thickness varies from 14 to 16 inches. Yellow Bass - Slow: Yellows have been hard to find and are really finicky. Use light tackle and be mobile to stay on fish. The best bite is still at dawn. Walleye – Slow: Dead stick a minnow while you are jigging with another rod. The best bite is at dawn and dusk. Yellow Perch - Fair: Lots of small perch are being caught caught with a few keepers. Black Crappie - Slow: Fish the dredge cuts in the little lake. Best bite is at first light.
Crystal Lake
Avoid areas near the aerator. Ice thickness is 14 to 15 inches. Black Crappie - Good: Use a small jig tipped with spikes near the edge of the dredge cut. Walleye - Slow: Best bite is early morning fishing with a minnow. Bluegill - Good: Lots of smaller fish are being caught with a few keepers.
Lake Smith
Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Bluegill - Good: Lots of smaller fish are being caught with a few keepers.
Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 14 to 16 inches. Walleye - Slow: The best bite is at dawn and dusk fishing with minnows. Yellow Perch - Slow.
Silver Lake (Worth)
Avoid areas near the aerator. Ice thickness is 13 to 15 inches. Yellow Perch - Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a waxworm or spike at the edge of vegetation. Bluegill - Slow: Try a small jig tipped with a waxworm or spike at the edge of vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair.
For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Lake Mills Graphic

204 N. Mill Street
Lake Mills, IA 50450

Office Number: (641) 592-4222
Fax Number: (641) 592-6397

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Breaking News feed
Comment Here