December 13, 2018 - 2:29 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
Arrowhead Lake
Ice is around 5 inches thick in front of the boat ramp. Anglers are making their way out. Bluegill – Fair: Some bluegill have been picked up near the east shoreline. Find fish in submerged structure.

Black Hawk Lake
As of today, ice thickness near the boat ramp at Ice House Point was 5 inches. Most ice fishing activity has been in front of Gunshot Hill. There are areas of thin ice and open water off of Ice House Point near Town Bay and in the east basin. Use extreme caution and check ice depths often. Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills are being caught from open water under the inlet bridge out front of Gunshot Hill and from the fishing shelter off Ice House Point. Black Crappie – Fair: Crappie are being picked up from the open water under the inlet bridge. Yellow Perch – Fair: Catch perch under the inlet bridge and off the shoreline of Gunshot Hill.

Black Hawk Pits
Ice is around 5 inches thick off of the boat ramp. Bluegill – Fair: Use waxworms; sorting is needed. Yellow Perch – Fair: Try waxworms fished near the bottom.

Brushy Creek Lake
Anglers are beginning to make their way out. Most activity has been in the northeast arm, the far southeast area, and in front of the west boat ramp. The main lake just froze over a week ago, so is likely unsafe for travel. Bluegill – Fair: A few bluegill have been picked up through the ice in the northeast arm of the lake with waxworms.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Ice is variable from 5 to 8 inches in most areas. Use caution if venturing out and check ice thickness often. Walleye – Fair: A few walleye are being picked up through the ice.
Yellow Perch – Fair: Use waxworms and minnows.

Ice conditions in the Black Hawk District are variable, but anglers are starting to venture out. Some areas still have pockets of open water; use caution and check ice thickness often. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Beeds Lake
Ice thickness is 6 inches on the east end of the lake. The geese have a hole open on the west end of the lake.

Clear Lake
Ice thickness is 6 to 9 inches. Yellow Bass – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with several insect larvae. You b to be mobile to stay on fish. Yellow Perch – Good: Lots of small fish are being caught. Black Crappie – Fair: Try a jigging spoon tipped with a minnow head in the early morning. Walleye – Slow.

Crystal Lake
Ice thickness is 6 to 8 inches. Avoid the pressure ridge near the center of the lake and a hole kept open by waterfowl by the east fishing jetty. Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms in the evening. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with a minnow in the evening. Yellow Perch – Good: Lots of small fish are being caught.

Lake Cornelia
Ice thickness is 8 to 9 inches on the north end of the lake. The south end was open close to shore last weekend, but has since froze over. No fishing activity reported.

Lake Smith
Ice thickness is 7 to 9 inches. Bluegill – Fair: Use small ice jig tipped with insect larvae; best bite is early morning and evening.

Lower Pine Lake
Ice fishing is not recommended. There are still significant areas of open water on the west end of the lake.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 7 to 9 inches.Yellow Perch – Slow: Best bite is early morning and evening. You have to stay mobile to find fish.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Ice thickness is 7 to 9 inches.

Upper Pine Lake
Fishing not recommended. Ice thickness varies from 1 to 3.5 inches.

For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
Lake is snow covered. The large open water area has skimmed over, but there is still open water areas. No ice fishing activity observed.

Lost Island Lake
Ice conditions are variable; foot traffic only. Open water areas has capped over, but there is extreme thin ice in these areas.

Scharnberg Pond
Rainbow Trout – Good: 1500 trout was stocked on Nov. 17th. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Poor ice conditions continue; thin ice conditions on the east side of the lake.

Spirit Lake
Anglers are starting to ice fish the main basin; ice conditions remain variable. Foot traffic only is advised. Walleye – Good: Angler acceptable size fish are being caught; best action is during prime time – half hour before sunset to half hour after sunset. Yellow Perch – Good: Numbers of angler acceptable size fish are being caught; sorting is needed as numbers of small fish will also be in the catch.

Upper Gar Lake
Limited ice condition continue; there are open water areas on the lake due to the flow.

Virgin Lake
Ice conditions are variable on the lake; foot traffic only is advised. Walleye – Good: Good numbers of fish averaging 16 inches are being caught from the lake. Yellow Perch – Good: Fish averaging eight inches are being caught.

West Okoboji Lake
West Okoboji Lake has iced over; there are very thin ice conditions on the main lake. Limited ice fishing observed.

Area lakes continue to have scattered open water and are snow covered from last week’s storm. No activity on the lakes; ice fishing isn’t recommended. For more information throughout the week, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

December 6, 2018 - 2:03 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
As of today, ice thickness near the boat ramp at Ice House Point was 4 inches. There is open water off Ice House Point near Town Bay and in the east basin. Use extreme caution and check ice depth often if venturing onto the ice. Bluegill – Fair: Bluegills are being caught from open water under the inlet bridge and from the fishing shelter off Ice House Point. Black Crappie – Fair:Crappie are being picked up from the open water under the inlet bridge. Yellow Perch – Fair: A few perch are being picked up under the inlet bridge.

Brushy Creek Lake
Ice is unsafe for travel.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
As of today, ice is variable from 3 to 8 inches in some areas. Anglers are starting to make their way out. Use extreme caution if venturing out and check ice thickness often. Walleye – Fair: A few walleye are being picked up through the ice.

Most lakes in the Black Hawk District have frozen over, but ice condition is variable. Some still have open water pockets kept open by waterfowl. Anglers are just starting to make their way out on some areas. If venturing out, use extreme caution and check ice thickness often. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
Ice fishing activity increased this week. Most anglers are fishing close to access points. Ice thickness is 3-7 inches. Aeration systems are in operation for the winter. Yellow Bass – Fair: Nice sized yellow bass are hitting small jigs and spoons. Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are catching perch, but a lot of sorting is needed. Black Crappie – Fair: Some nice sized crappie are being caught near rush beds. Bluegill – Fair: Fish shallow in rush beds with small jigs.

Lower Pine Lake
Ice fishing is not recommended. Areas of open water remains on Pine Lakes.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 6 to 7 inches. Aeration system is operating for the winter.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Bluegill – Good: Nice sized gills are being caught off the north access. Use small ice jigs tipped with insect larvae.

Lakes and ponds in the Clear Lake District are iced over. Ice conditions remain variable; use caution if venturing onto the ice. For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
Lake is snow covered. There is a large open water area on the south end of the lake. No ice fishing activity observed.

Scharnberg Pond
Rainbow Trout – Good: 1500 trout was stocked on Nov. 17th. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Poor ice conditions continue; open water on the east side of the lake.

Spirit Lake
Anglers are ice fishing Templar Park Lagoon; foot traffic only. Anglers are catching a mixed bag of panfish. Areas of open water pockets still exist on the north end of the lake. No ice fishing activity on the main lake.

Upper Gar Lake
Limited ice; lake remains open due to the flow.

West Okoboji Lake
Lake has started to form ice but, thin ice conditions exist. No fishing activity is on the lake.

Area lakes continue to have scattered open water and are snow covered from last week’s storm. No activity on the lakes; ice fishing isn’t recommended. For more information throughout the week, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

November 29, 2018 - 2:00 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
As of today, the lake was covered with ice. There has been open water under the newly constructed fishing shelter along Ice House Point that is providing good fishing. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers have taken fish from the newly constructed fishing shelter along Ice House Point. Black Crappie – Fair: A few crappie have been taken from the fishing shelter on Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Ice is unsafe for travel.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Storm Lake has been frozen over, but ice conditions are unsafe for travel. More reports will be available as ice fishing starts.

Most lakes in the Black Hawk District have frozen over, but ice conditions are unsafe for travel. More reports will be available as ice fishing starts. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Beeds Lake
The lake froze over this week.

Blue Pit
The Iowa DNR stocked 2000 rainbow trout Nov. 21st. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Bluebill Lake
Ice thickness is 5 inches.

Clear Lake
Ice thickness is 2 to 5 inches.

Fin and Feather Lake
Ice thickness is 5 inches.

Lake Cornelia
Ice thickness is 5 inches.

Lake Smith
The lake froze over this week.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 3 to 5 inches.

Most of the lakes in north central Iowa have frozen over. Very little fishing activity has been reported. If you venture out, use extreme caution and check ice thickness as you go. For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
Limited fishing activity.

Scharnberg Pond
Brook Trout – Good: 3000 trout were stocked on Nov. 17th. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Spirit Lake
Anglers are ice fishing Templar Park Lagoon; foot traffic only. Anglers are catching a mixed bag of panfish.

West Okoboji Lake
Lake is ice free. Limited fishing activity.

Area lakes have scattered open water; no activity on the lakes. Ice fishing is not recommended. For more information throughout the week, contact the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

November 21, 2018 - 1:29 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
Arrowhead Lake
The courtesy dock is removed for the season.

Bacon Creek Lake
About 1,600 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov. 7. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

Black Hawk Lake
As of Nov. 21, the lake was covered with skim ice. There has been open water under the newly constructed fishing shelter along Ice House Point that is providing a good fishing opportunity. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers have taken fish from the newly constructed fishing shelter along Ice House Point. Black Crappie – Fair: Crappie up to 12 inches have been taken from the fishing shelter on Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Courtesy docks are removed for the season.

Moorland Pond
About 1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov 1. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

North Twin Lake
Courtesy docks at the two south ramps are removed for the season.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
There has been little fishing activity. Storm Lake has been frozen over, but ice conditions are unsafe for travel.

Blue Pit
The Iowa DNR stocked 2000 rainbow trout today. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Clear Lake
Ice thickness is 1.5 to 4 inches.

Rice Lake
Ice thickness is 2 to 4 inches.

East Okoboji Lake
Limited fishing activity.

Scharnberg Pond
Brook Trout – Good: 3000 trout were stocked on Nov. 17th. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Spirit Lake
Anglers are ice fishing Templar Park Lagoon, foot traffic only. Anglers are catching a mixed bag of panfish. Walleye – Good: Wader angler action is the best bite during the evening hours.

West Okoboji Lake
Lake is ice free. Limited fishing activity.

November 19, 2018 - 11:21 am - Posted in Sports

Des Moines Iowa — All District Volleyball Teams have been released by the IGCA and the KIWA listening area  is extremely well represented by both players and coaches. In Class 1A, the Northwest District Coach of the year is Mike Meyer from Gehlen Catholic. The 2A Northwest District Coach of the year Charity Anderson of Cherokee.

For a list of players on the 1A, 2A and 3A All District teams for Northwest Iowa click on the links below.

Class 5A All District Teams

Class 4A All District Teams

Class 3A All District Teams

Class 2A All District Teams

Class 1A All District Teams

November 18, 2018 - 12:10 am - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — The Class 1A District 1 All-District Football Team has been released. Offensive MVP went to West Sioux quarterback Hunter Deckers, while Defensive MVP went to West Sioux’s Chase Koopmans.

Head Coach of the year honors went to Falcon coach Ryan Schwiesow. Assistant Offensive Coach of the year went to West Lyon’s Steve Hawf, and Assistant Defensive Coach of the year went to West Sioux’s Jerome Hoegh. West Sioux led the district with seven first teamers, while West Lyon had six.

For a Complete List of 2018 1A District 1 All-District Teams CLICK HERE

November 15, 2018 - 2:18 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
Arrowhead Lake
The courtesy dock is removed for the season.

Bacon Creek Lake
About 1,600 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov. 7. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

Black Hawk Lake
As of Nov. 15, the lake was covered with skim ice. Ice will likely dissipate with warming temperatures. Bluegill – Fair: Anglers have taken fish from the newly constructed fishing shelter along Ice House Point. Black Crappie – Fair: Crappie up to 12 inches have been taken from the fishing shelter on Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Courtesy docks are removed for the season.

Moorland Pond
About 1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on Nov 1. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

North Twin Lake
Courtesy docks at the two south ramps are removed for the season.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
There has been little fishing activity. Storm Lake has been partially covered with skim ice for most of the week. Ice will likely dissipate with warmer temperatures ahead.

Blue Pit
1,500 Rainbow trout will be stocked at around 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 21st. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

East Okoboji Lake
All docks including boat ramps are out. Limited fishing activity.

Scharnberg Pond
Brook Trout – Good: Trout will be stocked this Saturday, Nov. 17th at noon. You must have fishing license and trout stamp to fish for and/or possess trout.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Good: Wader fishing is your best chance to catch trophy size fish.

Spirit Lake
Majority of the docks, including boat ramps are out. Limited fishing activity. Walleye – Good: Wader angler action is the best bite during the evening hours.

West Okoboji Lake
Most of the docks, including boat ramps are out. Limited fishing activity.

ABERDEEN, South Dakota — Leah Seivert of Augustana University was named the 2018 NSIC Elite 18 Award winner for women’s cross country. A Sibley Ocheyedan graduate, Seivert was presented the award during the post championship ceremony at the NSIC Cross Country Championships, which were held at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Seivert is a two-time recipient of the Elite 18 Award as she also won it for women’s outdoor track & field last spring.

Seivert is a senior majoring in elementary education and holds a 4.00 grade point average. The Sibley, Iowa native is a four-time All-NSIC runner as she placed 18th at this year’s Cross Country Championships. Last season she finished 17th at the NSIC Championships to earn All-NSIC Second Team honors and in 2014 and 2015 she earned first team honors, with her best placing being second in 2015.

As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2016-17 academic year, the NSIC Elite 18 Award was instituted to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the NSIC Championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The NSIC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NSIC’s 18 Championships.

Selection Criteria
1. Academically the student-athlete has achieved at least a sophomore status as defined by his or her own institution.

2. Athletically the student-athlete is in his or her second year of competition at his or her current institution.

3. Athletically the student-athlete is an active member on the roster and a member of the designated squad size for the sport at the championship site.

4. A student-athlete may win the award only once per academic year even if she or he participates in more than one sport.

5. Grade point average is based on the cumulative grade point average at the time of nomination as calculated by each institution. Grade point average calculations will be based on a 4.00 scale and will be reported to two decimal places.

6. In the event of a tie based on grade point average, the award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest total number of credit hours earned.

7. If a tie still exists after looking at the total number of credit hours earned, all student-athletes who are tied shall be presented with the NSIC Elite 18 Award.

Aberdeen, South Dakota — Leah Seivert of Augustana University was named the 2018 NSIC Elite 18 Award winner for women’s cross country. A Sibley Ocheyedan graduate, Seivert was presented the award during the post championship ceremony at the NSIC Cross Country Championships, which were held at Lee Park Golf Course in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Seivert is a two-time recipient of the Elite 18 Award as she also won it for women’s outdoor track & field last spring.

Seivert is a senior majoring in elementary education and holds a 4.00 grade point average. The Sibley, Iowa native is a four-time All-NSIC runner as she placed 18th at this year’s Cross Country Championships. Last season she finished 17th at the NSIC Championships to earn All-NSIC Second Team honors and in 2014 and 2015 she earned first team honors, with her best placing being second in 2015.

As part of the NSIC 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2016-17 academic year, the NSIC Elite 18 Award was instituted to recognize the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the NSIC Championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The NSIC Elite 18 award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NSIC’s 18 Championships.

Selection Criteria
1. Academically the student-athlete has achieved at least a sophomore status as defined by his or her own institution.

2. Athletically the student-athlete is in his or her second year of competition at his or her current institution.

3. Athletically the student-athlete is an active member on the roster and a member of the designated squad size for the sport at the championship site.

4. A student-athlete may win the award only once per academic year even if she or he participates in more than one sport.

5. Grade point average is based on the cumulative grade point average at the time of nomination as calculated by each institution. Grade point average calculations will be based on a 4.00 scale and will be reported to two decimal places.

6. In the event of a tie based on grade point average, the award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest total number of credit hours earned.

7. If a tie still exists after looking at the total number of credit hours earned, all student-athletes who are tied shall be presented with the NSIC Elite 18 Award.

November 1, 2018 - 2:42 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
Bacon Creek Lake
DNR staff will stock rainbow trout around 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 7. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

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: Use minnows or leaches fished in 5-15 feet of water in the evenings. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Catch bass along shore and near vegetation 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 5-10 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.

Moorland Pond
DNR staff stocked rainbow trout around noon today, Nov. 1. Use small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, casting spoons, and live minnows or crawlers fished under a bobber.

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: Try twisters and leaches fished under a bobber from shore and near the inlet. White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits and crawlers fished from shore and near the inlet. 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.

Clear Lake
Surface water temperature is 50 degrees. Muskellunge – Fair: Fish the edge of the vegetation. Walleye – Slow: Fish off the jetties after dark. Yellow Bass – Fair: Drift or troll a piece of crawler or cut bait until you find fish.

Crystal Lake
All the docks are out for the season. 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 jig and 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. Yellow Perch – Good: Use tube jigs tipped with wigglers from the docks in the evening.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Good numbers of 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 like 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. Dock anglers report a good bite; cast twister or hair jigs tipped with minnows. 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.

Trumbull Lake
Yellow Perch – Good: Boat anglers report good numbers of fish are being harvested from the lake.