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Cedar River (above Nashua): Water levels have stabilized, but could change depending on localized shower activity. Water is dirty and flowing fast. Use caution when boating; submersed hazards are not visible. Channel Catfish - Good: Use worms and cheese or stink baits fished on the river bottom. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Use spinnerbaits or crankbaits fished deep. Walleye - Fair: Try a jig and twister tail or worm fished in the eddies and slack water.

Clear Lake: The water temperature is in the upper 70's. Walleye - Fair: Anglers are having success slip bobber fishing the rock reefs with a jig and leech and fishing under docks with a minnow. Channel Catfish - Good: Drift fish the rock reefs with crawlers. Yellow Bass - Fair: Fish the edge of vegetation in 4 to 6 feet of water with a small piece of crawler or leech.

Crystal Lake: Largemouth Bass - Good: Try spinnerbaits fished on the edge of the vegetation. Bluegill - Good: Use a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 2 to 3 feet of water. Black Crappie - Fair: Drift fish a minnow or tube jig in the dredge cut.

Silver Lake (Worth): Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are biting on a variety of baits. Bluegill - Good: Use a small piece of crawler fished under a bobber in 2 to 3 feet of water. For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake): White Bass - Fair: Use leeches, crawlers and twisters. Walleye - Fair: Try leeches or crankbaits. Trolling crankbaits along the dredge cuts on the east side of the lake and to the west of the big island has been working well. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try cut bait, stink bait or crawlers fished on the bottom. Target areas with rocky structure near shorelines.

Decorah District Streams: Wild parsnip is at peak bloom; use caution when walking through this plant to get to your favorite stream. Keep your arms and legs covered to avoid nasty blisters. Weekly stockings continue. Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout are feasting on terrestrial insects washing into the stream from the storms. Try also crayfish. Rainbow Trout - Good: A crappie or bluegill set-up works great for trout fishing. Put a piece of cheese or small piece of worm on a hook under a bobber in a good hole and wait. Brook Trout - Fair: With dirtier water, try using woolly buggers, San Juan worms or other subsurface flies and lures.

Upper Iowa River (above Decorah): Water remains dirty and flows are high. Use care when paddling; submersed logs and rocks are not visible. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Use spinnerbaits or jig tipped with plastic tails fished in the deeper pools and eddies. Walleye - Fair: Fish undercut ledges and brush piles.

Upper Iowa River (below Decorah): Water remains dirty. Pop-up showers will cause the water to stay dirty. Use caution on the water; high flows and limited visibility can cause dangerous conditions for paddlers. Smallmouth Bass - Fair. Walleye - Fair.

Lake Hendricks: Water temperatures are in the low 80's. Clarity is improving, but an algae bloom is starting. Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie are hit or miss. Fish deeper water. A slow troll might get one to come to a hook. Bluegill - Fair: Find fish in deeper water on the edge of weed beds. Use a small piece of worm under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Use topwater lures fished in the edge of weeds. Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish are biting. Use worms, stink bait or cheese baits. Leave your bait on the bottom until you feel a tug; set the hook.

Lake Meyer: Water temperatures are in the low 80's. An algae bloom is starting. Anglers reporting hit or miss action for panfish. Bluegill - Fair. Black Crappie - Fair. Largemouth Bass - Fair. Channel Catfish - Good.

Volga Lake: Water temperatures are in the mid 80's. A green algal bloom is present. With warmer temperatures, fish are moving to deeper water. Bluegill - Fair. Black Crappie - Fair. Largemouth Bass - Fair. Channel Catfish - Excellent.

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