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Cedar River (above Nashua)

Notes: 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.

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.

Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City)

Channel Catfish — Good: Cast dead cut baits, chicken livers or stinkbait on the bottom of the river; early morning or later evening bite is best.

Decorah District Streams

Notes: Wild parsnip has seeded out. Avoid touching this plant; it’s sap causes painful blisters. All trout stream stockings are unannounced due to COVID-19 precautions.

Rainbow Trout — Excellent:Try a worm or cheese bait floated through a pool under a bobber. Use an ultra-light pole and reel for fun action. Try small crappie or bluegill jigs.

Brown Trout — Good: Hoppers, beetles and bugs are plentiful. Use flies imitating terrestrial insects fished along grassed edges. Use hair jigs or spinners for aggressive fish.

Brook Trout — Good: Please respect private property open to angling; pick up trash and be considerate. Bead-headed midges and pheasant tail nymphs work well.

Lake Hendricks

Notes: A severe green algal bloom continues to limit visibility. Early morning and evening bite are best.

Bluegill — Fair: Try a small piece of worm on a hook under a bobber. Find fish along rocky shoreline in deeper water.

Channel Catfish — Good: With warmer water temperatures, try cheese or stinkbaits. A fat juicy worm will also work.

Largemouth Bass — Good: Use topwater lures or weedless hooks fished along weed edges.

Lake Meyer

Notes: Water clarity is excellent. Filamentous algae mats are covering vegetation in shallow water. Fish early morning and evening when shadows aren’t cast on the water.

Bluegill — Fair: Try a small piece of worm fished under a bobber along a rocky shore.

Largemouth Bass — Good: Use a jig tipped with a twister tail or worm fished along vegetated edges. Also try using a topwater lure.

Channel Catfish — Good: Try chicken liver or nightcrawlers fished on the bottom :near stumps or other structure.

Turkey River (above Clermont)

Notes: Water levels are falling with improved clarity. Go to the USGS Current Conditions website for more information on water levels.

Smallmouth Bass — Good: Try a jig tipped with a ringworm or twister tail fished along a current break or rock ledge.

Walleye — Good: Find walleye in deeper holes around brush piles. Toss a jig tipped with a twister tail near a brush pile.

Upper Iowa River (above Decorah)

Notes: Water levels are falling with improved clarity. Current remains strong. Water hazards may have moved.

Walleye — Good: Flip a jig with twister tail along a brush pile or rock ledge.

Smallmouth Bass — Good: Toss a small crankbait along a current break or rock ledge.

Upper Iowa River (below Decorah)

Notes: Water levels are falling with excellent clarity. Walleye — Good: Find walleye along current breaks or around log jams.

Smallmouth Bass — Good: Use a jig tipped with brightly colored plastics or a crankbait imitating crawdads.

Channel Catfish — Good: Bank anglers using nightcrawlers fished on the bottom are catching catfish.

Volga Lake

Notes: Best bite is early morning or just before dark. A green algae bloom is causing poor water clarity.

Bluegill — Fair: Use a small hook tipped with waxworm or small piece of nightcrawler fished around brush piles and rocky shores.

Largemouth Bass — Fair: Use a jig tipped with a ringworm or twister tail.

Channel Catfish — Good: Try a nightcrawler, cheese bait or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Best catfishing lake around.

George Wyth Lake

Notes: Good reports of largemouth bass being caught. Newly placed habitat in and around the floating pier may provide success.

Largemouth Bass — Good: Cast crankbaits, spinnerbaits, topwater and plastics.

Bluegill — Fair: Use a small piece of worm under a bobber with a small split shot sinker and small hook.

Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills)

Smallmouth Bass — Fair: Cast spinnerbaits or crankbaits.

Walleye — Fair: Cast crankbaits or fish a half of a crawler on a jig and plastic rig.

Northern Pike — Good: Cast spoons, spinnerbaits, or crankbaits.