Spirit Lake, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.
Big Spirit Lake
Ice conditions- Foot traffic advised due to variable ice conditions throughout the lake. Yellow Perch – Slow: Anglers bay- few perch have been caught during or following the warm weather. Walleye – Slow: walleye bite is slow. Small walleyes are being caught with minnow heads near dark close to shore.
East Okoboji Lake
Bluegill – No Report:
Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake was wide open as of Tuesday, but now has ice over most of the lake. Travel on the ice is not advised. Channel Catfish – No Report: