October 18, 2018 - 3:00 pm - Posted in Sports

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.

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Bluegill – Fair: Use a small jig with a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 3-6 feet of water in Town Bay from the stone piers along the north shoreline of Town Bay along Ice House Point and near the inlet bridge. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch largemouth all over the lake using traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Black Hawk Lake. Yellow Perch – Fair: Catch perch up to 12 inches with small powerbaits like crappie nibbles, perch eyes and crawlers fished 2-4 feet below a bobber.

Brushy Creek Lake
There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake, and a 40 inch minimum length limit for musky. Walleye – Fair: Troll slowly crawler rigs, minnows or leaches in 10-15 feet of water. Yellow Perch – Fair: Find perch along the vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch bass along weed lines near shore just about anywhere with traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake. Bluegill – Fair: Try tube jigs tipped with crawlers in 5-15 feet of water.

Crawford Creek Impoundment
Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches along shore. Use minnows or crawlers fished below a bobber in the mornings and evenings. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures along the shoreline.

North Twin Lake
Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. White Crappie – Slow: A recent survey showed most crappie are 6-10 inches with a few up to 14 inches. Walleye – Slow: Walleye up to 27 inches have been seen in recent netting surveys.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Use crawler rigs and troll crankbaits along the edges of the dredge cuts around the lake. Try twisters and leaches fished under a bobber from shore. White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits and crawlers fished from shore. Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches can be found near shore; use a crawler or minnow fished on a small jig below a bobber.

Beeds Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a tube jig or small minnow. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a small jig. Shore anglers should fish a small piece of crawler or cut bait off the bottom.

Clear Lake
Surface water temperature is 47 degrees. Muskellunge – Fair: Fish the edge of the vegetation and near docks. Walleye – Good: Fish off the jetties after dark.

Crystal Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift or troll small tube jigs or a minnow in the dredge cut or on the edge of vegetation. Walleye – Fair: Try a jig and minnow in the area near the old road bed.

Rice Lake
Yellow Perch – Slow: Use a small minnow or a plastic bait in the deeper water.

East Okoboji Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Excellent bite continues with good numbers of fish being caught. Cast mini-jigs or hair-jigs or use small baits tipped with wigglers. Don’t overlook the evening bite from docks as these fish will move shallow at dusk. Walleye – Good: Numbers of fish are being caught with traditional baits; good numbers of yellow bass are mixed in with the catch. Northern Pike – Good: Anglers report northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Good numbers of large angler acceptable size fish being caught. Channel Catfish – Good: Report of a good fall bite with large angler acceptable size fish being caught.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Reports of yellow bass being caught with black crappie and yellow perch up to 10 inches mixed in the catch. Use small lures such as a twister tail or hair jigs. Bluegill – Good: Recent surveys show numbers of fish approaching 7 inches in the lake. Black Crappie – Good: Reports of fish being caught from the lake. Look for the bite to continue. Anglers are catching yellow perch and crappie from the shore. Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started. Use traditional baits during “prime time”. Yellow Perch – Fair: Some fish are being caught in the evening from shore with walleyes mixed into the catch.

Ocheyedan Pit #1
Channel Catfish – Good: Recent surveys show good numbers of 17 -23 inch channel catfish.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite is on. Troll crankbaits during the day; wader fishing is your best chance to catch trophy size fish.

Spirit Lake
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started with action improving. Wader angler action has picked up with the best bite during the evening. Yellow Perch – Good: Good numbers of fish are being caught with sorting needed; anglers continue to harvest numbers of angler acceptable size fish. Use mini jigs tipped with wigglers or a minnow. Northern Pike – Good: Angler reports of northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

West Okoboji Lake
Bluegill – Good: Rock piles in deeper water with stands of aquatic growth will produce good numbers of angler acceptable sized fish.

October 18, 2018 - 11:32 am - Posted in Sports

It will be a busy Friday night at the offices of the Iowa High School Athletic Association where officials will set the parings for next week’s start of the high school football playoffs.

Todd Tharp says the first chore will be to determine the 16 qualifiers in the six classes.

The next step is to set the pairings and Tharp hopes they will be released early Saturday morning.

A new RPI system will determine at-large bids. As in past years district champions are in automatically and Tharp says that includes three-way ties if no team owns the tie-breaker.

Head to head will be used to break a tie that involves two teams. Tharp says they will not release a full bracket for each class and instead bracket through the quarterfinals. The remaining teams will be re-seeded before the semifinals.

Tharp says under the new RPI system he does not envision a team finishing 8-1 being left out of the playoffs.

The opening round of the playoffs are next Friday, October 26.

October 16, 2018 - 10:43 am - Posted in Sports

The final IGHSAU Volleyball rankings are out. Class 1A has Le Mars Gehlen ranked #2, while Harris-Lake Park ends their regular season ranked 12th. Western Christian is at the 3 spot, Unity Christian is #5, and Cherokee is 14th in Class 2A. Class 3A has MOC-Floyd Valley in 3rd, and Spirit Lake at the 14th spot.

Class 1A

No. School Record LW
1 Janesville 40-5 1
2 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 24-4 2
3 Holy Trinity Catholic 32-3 3
4 Starmont 26-6 5
5 North Tama 25-7 6
6 Tripoli 20-15 5
7 Montezuma 27-6 7
8 East Mills 25-5 8
9 Edgewood-Colesburg 23-10 9
10 New London 26-9 10
11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 24-9 11
12 Harris-Lake Park 25-6 15
13 CAM 25-9 NR
14 Don Bosco 19-15 12
15 Southeast Warren 26-7 15
Dropped Out: Central Elkader (13)

Class 2A

No. School Record LW
1 Grundy Center 38-3 1
2 Beckman Catholic 40-3 2
3 Western Christian 36-5 3
4 Sidney 35-2 4
5 Unity Christian 27-6 5
6 Dike-New Hartford 32-12 7
7 Tri-Center 28-7 7
8 Treynor 30-7 8
9 Council Bluffs St. Albert 20-5 9
10 Van Buren 29-3 10
11 Wilton 33-4 12
12 Durant 24-8 11
13 Hudson 29-6 14
14 Cherokee 27-6 13
15 South Hamilton 24-7 15
Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

No. School Record LW
1 Kuemper Catholic 38-1 1
2 Tipton 34-3 2
3 MOC-Floyd Valley 25-7 4
4 Davenport Assumption 27-5 6
5 Center Point-Urbana 27-12 3
6 Osage 26-6 5
7 Camanche 26-6 7
8 West Liberty 25-10 8
9 Mount Vernon 24-15 12
10 Iowa Falls-Alden 27-6 13
11 Red Oak 22-12 11
12 Humboldt 28-4 14
13 New Hampton 33-5 9
14 Spirit Lake 31-7 NR
15 Shenandoah 20-8 15
Dropped Out: Solon (10)

Class 4A

No. School Record LW
1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 32-6 1
2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 25-8 2
3 Dallas Center-Grimes 32-4 5
4 Dubuque Wahlert 21-12 4
5 Independence 32-6 3
6 Bondurant-Farrar 32-2 8
7 Pella 29-6 4
8 West Delaware 31-10 9
9 Waverly-Shell Rock 39-8 7
10 Clinton 26-10 10
11 Bishop Heelan 23-12 11
12 North Scott 21-10 12
13 Iowa City Liberty 19-14 14
14 Fairfield 29-5 13
15 Lewis Central 14-12 15
Dropped Out: None

Class 5A

No. School Record LW
1 Cedar Falls 42-0 1
2 Ankeny Centennial 36-2 2
3 West Des Moines Valley 38-3 3
4 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 35-6 4
5 Linn-Mar 29-9 5
6 Ankeny 29-12 6
7 Dowling Catholic 27-12 7
8 Pleasant Valley 24-7 8
9 Urbandale 19-14 9
10 Waukee 27-14 10
11 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 30-9 13
12 Indianola 28-14 12
13 Iowa City High 23-12 11
14 Dubuque Hempstead 13-16 NR
15 Johnston 16-16 15
Dropped Out: Southeast Polk (14)
October 15, 2018 - 1:23 pm - Posted in Sports

The RPI rankings through week 8 are out. Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley continues to be ranked #3 in Class 2A, while Spirit Lake fell 3 spots to 11th. CL/GLR is ranked 22nd, and Sheldon moves to #25. Class 1A features West Sioux staying in the 8 spot, and West Lyon at 13. Akron-Westfield and Hinton are ranked #10 and 11 in Class A respectively.

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Class 1A

Class A

Class 8 Player

October 11, 2018 - 3:05 pm - Posted in Sports

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.

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures are in the mid 50’s. Bluegill – Fair: Use a small jig with a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 3-6 feet of water in Town Bay from the stone piers along the north shoreline of Town Bay along Ice House Point and near the inlet bridge. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch largemouth all over the lake using traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Black Hawk Lake. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use stink bait, cut bait, or crawler fished on the bottom along Ice House Point in Town Bay, and along shore near the outlet. Yellow Perch – Fair: Catch fish up to 12 inches with small powerbaits like crappie nibbles, perch eyes and crawlers fished 2-4 feet below a bobber.

Brushy Creek Lake
There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake, and a 40 inch minimum length limit for musky. Walleye – Fair: Troll slowly crawler rigs, minnows or leaches in 10-15 feet of water. Yellow Perch – Fair: Find perch along the vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch bass along weed lines near shore just about anywhere with traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake. Bluegill – Fair: Try tube jigs tipped with crawlers in 5-15 feet of water.

Crawford Creek Impoundment
Water temperatures are in the mid 50’s. Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches along shore. Use minnows or crawlers fished below a bobber in the mornings and evenings. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures along the shoreline.

North Twin Lake
Water temperatures are in the mid 50’s. White Crappie – Slow: No Report – A recent survey showed most crappie are 6-10 inches with a few up to 14 inches. Walleye – Slow: Walleye up to 27 inches have been seen in recent netting surveys.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Use crawler rigs and troll crankbaits along the edges of the dredge cuts around the lake. Try twisters and leaches fished under a bobber from shore. White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits and crawlers fished from shore. Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches can be found near shore; use a crawler or minnow fished on a small jig below a bobber.

Beeds Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a tube jig or small minnow. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a small jig. Shore anglers should fish a small piece of crawler or cut bait off the bottom.

Clear Lake
Surface water temperature is 57 degrees. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use crawlers or cut bait in the areas where water is entering the lake. Muskellunge – Fair: Fish the edge of the vegetation and near docks. Walleye – Good: Try a jig and minnow in the lighted areas around docks after dark.

Crystal Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift or troll small tube jigs or a minnow in the dredge cut or on the edge of vegetation. Walleye – Fair: Try a jig and minnow in the area near the old road bed.

Rice Lake
Yellow Perch – Good: Use a small minnow or a plastic bait in the deeper water.

East Okoboji Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Excellent bite continues with good numbers of fish being caught. Cast mini-jigs or hair-jigs or use small baits tipped with wigglers. Don’t overlook the evening bite from docks as these fish will move shallow at dusk. Walleye – Good: Numbers of fish are being caught with traditional baits; good numbers of yellow bass are mixed in with the catch. Northern Pike – Good: Anglers report northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Good numbers of large angler acceptable size fish being caught. Channel Catfish – Good: Report of a good fall bite with large angler acceptable size fish being caught.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Reports of yellow bass being caught with black crappie and yellow perch up to 10 inches mixed in the catch. Use small lures such as a twister tail or hair jigs. Bluegill – Good: Recent surveys show numbers of fish approaching 7 inches in the lake. Black Crappie – Good: Reports of fish being caught from the lake. Look for the bite to continue. Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started. Use traditional baits during “prime time”.

Ocheyedan Pit #1
Channel Catfish – Good: Recent surveys show good numbers of 17 -23 inch channel catfish.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite is on. Troll crankbaits during the day; wader fishing is your best chance to catch trophy size fish.

Spirit Lake
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started with action improving. Yellow Perch – Good: Good numbers of fish are being caught with sorting needed; anglers continue to harvest numbers of angler acceptable size fish. Use mini jigs tipped with wigglers or a minnow. Northern Pike – Good: Angler reports of northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

West Okoboji Lake
Bluegill – Good: Rock piles in deeper water with stands of aquatic growth will produce good numbers of angler acceptable sized fish.

October 10, 2018 - 4:43 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — Assignments are out for area cross country runners with qualifying meets set for Thursday October 18th. The Sheldon Orabs will be at a 2A qualifier in Garner.  Most area 2A runners will be at Orange City hosted by Unity.  1A runners will be hosted by West Sioux. 3A runners will be hosted by Spencer.

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Class 3A

Class 2A

Class 1A

October 8, 2018 - 3:43 pm - Posted in Sports

The RPI Rankings through week 7 are out, and in Class 2A, BHRV is ranked #3, while Spirit Lake dropped one spot to the 8 spot. Sioux Center, CL/GLR, and Sheldon are at 26, 27, and 28. Class 1A has West Sioux ranked #8 and West Lyon at number 17. Class A puts Hinton at 11th, and Akron Westfield at #12.

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Class 3A

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Class 1A

Class A

Class 8 Player

October 4, 2018 - 4:04 pm - Posted in Sports

The latest IGHSAU Volleyball rankings keep LeMars Gehlen in the two spot in Class 1A, while Harris Lake Park jumps into the rankings at #15. Class 2A has Western in third,Unity Christian at 5, and Cherokee at 13. MOC-Floyd Valley moves up to #4 in Class 3A.

Class 1A

No.  School Record LW
1 Janesville 32-3 1
2 LeMars Gehlen Catholic 21-3 2
3 Holy Trinity Catholic 24-2 3
4 Starmont 18-6 4
5 Tripoli 17-9 5
6 North Tama 19-5 6
7 Montezuma 19-6 7
8 East Mills 23-4 8
9 Edgewood-Colesburg 19-7 9
10 New London 21-7 10
11 Gladbrook-Reinbeck 20-6 11
12 Don Bosco 14-10 12
13 Central Elkader 19-6 13
14 Southeast Warren 20-6 14
15 Harris-Lake Park 16-6 NR
Dropped Out: Akron-Westfield (15)

Class 2A

No.  School  Record LW
1 Grundy Center 34-1 1
2 Beckman Catholic 35-2 2
3 Western Christian 23-5 3
4 Sidney 28-2 4
5 Unity Christian 14-4 5
6 Tri-Center 25-6 6
7 Dike-New Hartford 24-9 7
8 Treynor 21-7 8
9 Council Bluffs St. Albert 18-5 9
10 Van Buren 28-3 12
11 Durant 16-7 10
12 Wilton 22-3 13
13 Cherokee 22-5 15
14 Hudson 23-6 14
15 South Hamilton 21-4 11
Dropped Out: None

Class 3A

No.  School  Record LW
1 Kuemper Catholic 32-1 1
2 Tipton 27-3 2
3 Center Point-Urbana 20-9 3
4 MOC-Floyd Valley 19-5 5
5 Osage 19-5 6
6 Davenport Assumption 23-2 8
7 Camanche 23-4 7
8 West Liberty 20-5 10
9 New Hampton 25-2 9
10 Solon 15-12 4
11 Red Oak 17-10 11
12 Mount Vernon 18-12 12
13 Iowa Falls-Alden 17-3 13
14 Humboldt 23-2 14
15 Shenandoah 17-7 15
Dropped Out: None

Class 4A

No.  School  Record LW
1 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 24-3 1
2 Cedar Rapids Xavier 22-6 2
3 Independence 27-2 4
4 Pella 21-4 6
5 Dallas Center-Grimes 27-4 4
6 Dubque Wahlert 16-4 5
7 Waverly-Shell Rock 28-7 7
8 Bondurant-Farrar 20-2 8
9 West Delaware 24-7 9
10 Clinton 16-7 10
11 Bishop Heelan 16–7 11
12 North Scott 16-9 13
13 Fairfield 20-4 NR
14 Iowa City Liberty 12-10 12
15 Lewis Central 14-12 15
Dropped Out: Clear Creek-Amana (14)

Class 5A

No.  School  Record LW
1 Cedar Falls 30-0 1
2 Ankeny Centennial 29-2 2
3 West Des Moines Valley 32-3 3
4 Cedar Rapids Jefferson 24-4 4
5 Linn-Mar 21-6 5
6 Ankeny 23-11 6
7 Dowling Catholic 19-9 7
8 Pleasant Valley 20-5 10
9 Urbandale 17-11 8
10 Waukee 22-12 9
11 Iowa City High 14-8 14
12 Indianola 19-13 11
13 Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 27-7 12
14 Southeast Polk 14-9 13
15 Johnston 12-10 15
Dropped Out: None
October 4, 2018 - 3:59 pm - Posted in Sports

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.

NORTHWEST
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures are in the upper 50’s. Bluegill – Fair: Use a small jig with a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 3-6 feet of water in Town Bay from the stone piers along the north shoreline of Town Bay along Ice House Point and near the inlet bridge. Walleye – Slow: Try crawler rigs, crankbaits or twisters around Ice House Point, around the rock piles near Gunshot Hill, Cottonwood Point and the East Basin, and along the East shoreline near the outlet. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch largemouth all over the lake using traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Black Hawk Lake. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use stink bait, cut bait, or crawler fished on the bottom along Ice House Point in Town Bay, and along shore near the outlet. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use crawlers fished in 2-4 feet below a bobber on the lake side and marsh side of the inlet bridge.

Brushy Creek Lake
There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake, and a 40 inch minimum length limit for musky. Walleye – Fair: Troll slowly crawler rigs, minnows or leaches in 10-15 feet of water. Yellow Perch – Fair: Find perch along the vegetation. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch bass along weed lines near shore just about anywhere with traditional bass lures. There is a 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass in Brushy Creek Lake. Bluegill – Fair: Try tube jigs tipped with crawlers in 5-15 feet of water.

Crawford Creek Impoundment
Water temperatures are in the upper 50’s. Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches along shore. Use minnows or crawlers fished below a bobber in the mornings and evenings. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Use traditional bass lures along the shoreline.

North Twin Lake
Water temperatures are in the upper 50’s. White Crappie – Slow: No Report – A recent survey showed most crappie are 6-10 inches with a few up to 14 inches. Walleye – Slow: Walleye up to 27 inches have been seen in recent netting surveys.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Use crawler rigs and troll crankbaits along the edges of the dredge cuts around the lake in 6-10 feet of water. White Bass – Fair: Troll crankbaits or fish crawlers along the dredge cuts. Black Crappie – Fair: A recent survey showed crappie up to 10 inches can be found near shore; use a crawler or minnow fished on a small jig below a bobber.

Beeds Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a tube jig or small minnow. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift fish or troll with a small jig. Shore anglers should fish a small piece of crawler or cut bait off the bottom.

Clear Lake
Surface water temperature is 56 degrees. Channel Catfish – Fair: Use crawlers or cut bait in the areas where water is entering the lake. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift or troll a small jig tipped with cut bait or a minnow over the reefs until you find fish. Muskellunge – Fair: Fish the edge of the vegetation and near docks. Walleye – Slow: Try a jig and minnow in the lighted areas around docks after dark.

Crystal Lake
Black Crappie – Fair: Drift or troll small tube jigs or a minnow in the dredge cut or on the edge of vegetation.

Rice Lake
Yellow Perch – Excellent: Use a small minnow or a plastic bait in the deeper water.

East Okoboji Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Excellent bite continues with good numbers of fish being caught. Cast mini-jigs or hair-jigs or use small baits tipped with wigglers. Don’t overlook the evening bite from docks as these fish will move shallow at dusk. Walleye – Good: Numbers of fish are being caught with traditional baits; good numbers of yellow bass are mixed in with the catch. Northern Pike – Good: Anglers report northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Good numbers of large angler acceptable size fish being caught. Channel Catfish – Good: Report of a good fall bite with large angler acceptable size fish being caught.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Bass – Good: Reports of yellow bass being caught with black crappie and yellow perch up to 10 inches mixed in the catch. Use small lures such as a twister tail or hair jigs. Bluegill – Good: Recent surveys show numbers of fish approaching 7 inches in the lake. Black Crappie – Good: Recent surveys show numbers of angler acceptable size fish up to 10 inches in the lake.

Ocheyedan Pit #1
Channel Catfish – Good: Recent surveys show good numbers of 17 -23 inch channel catfish.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite is on. Troll crankbaits during the day; wader fishing is your best chance to catch trophy size fish.

Spirit Lake
Walleye – Good: The fall walleye bite has started with action improving. Yellow Perch – Good: Good numbers of fish are being caught with sorting needed; anglers continue to harvest numbers of angler acceptable size fish. Northern Pike – Good: Angler reports of northern pike action on the lake; best area is where there is flow into the lake.

West Okoboji Lake
Bluegill – Good: Rock piles in deeper water with stands of aquatic growth will produce good numbers of angler acceptable sized fish.

October 1, 2018 - 3:51 pm - Posted in Sports

The RPI Rankings through week 6 are out, and in Class 2A, BHRV is ranked #3, Spirit Lake fell to 7th, while Sheldon jumps to 17th. Class 1A features West Lyon and West Sioux at 11 and 12. Class A features Hinton at #17, and Akron-Westfield in 21st.

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