Fishing Report for Weekend of 6/24
Here is your weekly fishing report from the Iowa DNR for the weekend of 6/24
Casey Lake (aka Hickory Hills Lake)
Anglers are doing excellent on channel catfish and good on bluegill and largemouth. Bluegills have moved off of the spawning beds; concentrate efforts near structure. Target channel catfish off of the middle jetty and the west end of the lake. Bluegill - Good: Slowly drift and retrieve small 1/32 or 1/16 oz. jigs near submerged structure two to three feet below the surface. Largemouth Bass - Good: Cast topwater baits early morning or late evening. Try also weedless baits such as frogs and rubber worms. Channel Catfish - Excellent: Use stink baits and cut baits fished on the bottom off of the middle jetty and west end of the lake.
Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City)
The Cedar River is currently falling; there are no good reports at this time.
Shell Rock River (Greene to Shell Rock)
The Shell Rock River is currently falling; there are no good reports at this time.
Wapsi River (Tripoli to Troy Mills)
The Wapsipinicon River is currently falling; there are no good reports at this time.
Maquoketa River (above Monticello)
The Maquoketa River is in excellent angling condition for the upcoming weekend. Walleye - Good: A jig tipped with a crawler is a deadly combination this time of year. Look for current breaks and woody structure. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Try a jig and crawler, crankbaits or spinner baits fished near rocky habitat. Channel Catfish - Good: Fish chicken livers or stink baits near the upstream end of logjams.
Interior rivers continue to fall after this past week’s rainfall; angling opportunities will be marginal at best for this upcoming weekend. Channel catfish or trout are an angler’s best option on most rivers and streams. Trout streams are in excellent condition.