Location

IA
United States
43° 28' 33.4848" N, 95° 6' 8.2476" W

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Fishing Report Provided by Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 19, 2014
For lake updates and fishing information for Northwest Iowa, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840. Walleye - Fair: Cooler daytime and overnight temperatures have dropped the water temperature on Big Spirit. This shift has started to get fish more active. Recent anglers pulling crank baits near weed lines and across rocky points have been pulling a number of nice walleyes. The catch is still dominated by slot fish but a few keepers and lots of fun fishing is in store for folks hitting the water. Crappie - Fair: Anglers fishing from piers and docks as well as by boat near bull rush beds have been picking up a few small crappies using small jigs with plastic twister tails. Slip bobbers and a hook tipped with a small shiner should also work for folks. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Smallmouth should start hitting on jerk baits and trolled crank baits worked near rock piles. Walleye anglers are likely to come across a few of these hard fighters. Yellow Perch - Good: Anglers are starting to get into a bunch of 6 inch perch. Very few are angler acceptable size yet, but folks are having fun with them until they grow up a bit more.
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Fishing Report Provided by Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Rating:
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
September 8, 2014
For lake updates and fishing information for Northwest Iowa, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840. Northern Pike - Fair: Anglers using spinner baits near weed edges have been catching a few harvestable size fish. Walleye - Slow: Cooler daytime and overnight temperatures have started to drop the water temperature on Big Spirit. This shift should start to get fish more active. Anglers hoping to target fall mode walleyes should use live bait jigged or drifted near rocky points in the early morning and evening hours. Crappie - Fair: Anglers fishing from piers and docks as well as by boat near bull rush beds have been picking up a few small crappies using small jigs with plastic twister tails.
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