Sure it's a bit chilly out, but that doesn't stop the fish from needing to eat. Here is your Iowa DNR Fishing Report for the weekend of 12/2.

Cedar River (above Nashua)
Cedar River water levels bumped up a bit with this last rain. Visit http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ia/nwis/rt for more information on water levels.  Few anglers have been out but the ones out have caught fish. Walleye - Slow: Use a jighead tipped with nightcrawler, minnow or plastic twister tails. Smallmouth Bass - Slow: Anglers are using a variety of baits but jigs tipped with worms work well. Northern Pike - Slow: Crankbaits are working but try a dead chub fished under a bobber.

Decorah District Streams
Trout streams are in good condition and continue to fish well. This weekend is opening shotgun deer season so make sure to wear a lot of orange. A spinner or crankbait will catch trout. Brook Trout - Good: Use flies or lures that look like sculpins, dace or suckers. Brown Trout - Good: Post spawn fish will be actively looking for small fish. Rainbow Trout - Good: Find rainbow trout hiding in the upper and lower ends of pools. Dance a meaty looking fly or lure in these areas and wait.

Lake Hendricks
Water clarity is excellent. Few anglers have been out this week.

Lake Meyer
The lake is in good condition. Few anglers have been out. No ice yet.

Turkey River (above Clermont)
Water levels on the Turkey River increased a bit. Flows remain high so find fish in areas with little current. Few anglers have been out. Many are waiting for ice.

Turkey River (below Clermont)
We have received no information about fishing on this water body this week.

Upper Iowa River (above Decorah)
We have received no information about fishing on this water body this week.

Upper Iowa River (below Decorah)
We have received no information about fishing on this water body this week.

Volga Lake
Water clarity is excellent. No ice reported yet.

Decorah area rivers and streams are in good condition. Flows remain unseasonably high on most especially with the last round of weather. Temperatures will be in the 30's. There is a chance in the forecast for snow on Sunday. For current fishing information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.


Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City)
Reports on the Cedar River have been fair for walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike in Black Hawk County. Bremer County reports are good yet for walleye and northern pike. Most catches of smallmouth have been by anglers fishing for walleye. Walleye - Good: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for smallmouth bass this time of year. Northern Pike - Good: Float a live chub under a bobber or cast and retrieve spinner baits.

Maquoketa River (above Monticello)
There have been fair to good reports of walleye being caught on the Maquoketa River in Delaware County. Walleye - Fair: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year.

Shell Rock River (Greene to Shell Rock)
Reports on the Shell Rock River have been good for walleye and fair for smallmouth bass. Most catches of smallmouth have by anglers fishing for walleye. Walleye - Fair: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for smallmouth bass this time of year.

Wapsipinicon River (Tripoli to Troy Mills)
The Wapsipinicon River is currently at 6.09 feet and holding fairly steady. Reports for walleye and northern pike have been good this past week. Northern Pike - Good: Float a live chub under a bobber or cast and retrieve spinner baits. Walleye - Good: Jig and twister tipped with a minnow is a deadly combination for walleye this time of year.

Reports are fair to good on the interior rivers for walleye, smallmouth bass and northern pike. With the recent onset of colder temperatures and windy conditions, angling activity has dropped. Panfish reports have been very limited as we approach late fall and early winter water temperatures. There have been good reports of brown and rainbow trout being caught on area streams. For further information, call the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.