DNR Fishing Report

The Iowa DNR released their latest fishing report on Thursday.
For Storm Lake and Little Storm Lake, large areas of open water mid-lake and near the inlet. There are reports of eight to nine inches of ice in the west end. Conditions are extremely variable. Use caution if venturing out on any remaining ice, wear float coats, bring picks, and check ice thickness often. Bluegill and black crappie are both considered fair.
For Black Hawk Lake, most remaining ice is unsafe for travel. Angling activity has occurred in open water from the inlet bridge and the fishing shelter on Ice House Point. There are large areas of open water near Ice House Point and in the east basin. Bluegill and black crappie are both fair.
Many lakes in the Black Hawk district are unsafe for ice fishing. Several lakes still have some ice angling going on, but foot traffic only. Use caution and check ice thickness often. Conditions are extremely variable with many areas of open water and thin ice. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.