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Cedar River (above Nashua): Water levels are falling, but current remains high. Water clarity is improving. Water temperatures are in the upper 60's. Use caution when boating in higher flows. Channel Catfish - Fair: Catfish action has slowed, but nice fish are still being caught. Use dead chubs or chicken livers fished in the impoundments or shallow slack water areas. Keep your bait on the river bottom. Walleye - Slow: Try a jig tipped with a minnow or ring worms in eddies or slack water areas. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Smallies are hitting while fishing for walleye. Black Crappie - Fair: Use minnows or red worms fished in the backwaters around structure.

Decorah District Streams: Water clarity is good or improving on most streams after last weekend's rain. Use care when crossing streams; current can sweep you off your feet. Fishing is the only activity allowed on private property open to fishing; all other activities are prohibited. Brown Trout - Good: Off-color water from rains drive brown trout crazy. A spinnerbait or subsurface nymph work well. Rainbow Trout - Good: Use cheese or a piece of worm under a bobber for best luck with a spinning rod when fishing deeper pools. Brook Trout - Good: A variety of insects are hatching throughout the day. Matching the hatch is key. On clear streams, use care not to be seen.

Upper Iowa River (above Decorah): Water levels are stabilizing, but flows remain high. Water clarity is poor. Use caution when paddling. Read the water ahead; when in doubt, get out. Water temperatures are in the mid-60's. Visit the USGS Current Conditions website for more on water levels. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Smallmouth bass are spawning. When the water clears, bass can be seen guarding nests. Walleye - Fair: Walleye bite should improve as water clarity improves. Use something with a flash and a twitch for some action. Fish around tributaries for best luck.

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Lake Hendricks: Water temperatures are in the 70's. The lake is turning green. Fish moved into deeper water; try near brush piles or drop-offs. Black Crappie - Fair: Use a hook tipped with a minnow under a bobber near brush piles. Bluegill - Fair: Try a small hook tipped with a small piece of nightcrawler under a bobber. Toss your line to deeper water. Largemouth Bass - Use jigs tipped with plastic twister tails or jerkbait. Channel Catfish- Fair: Fish around rocky shores and stumps. Let a hook tipped with a piece of worm or cheese sit on the bottom and wait for your line to go taught.

Lake Meyer: Water temperatures are in the low 70's. Lake water clarity is improving after last weekend's rain. Post spawn fish have moved to deeper water. Bluegill - Fair: Use small jigs tipped with a small piece of worm around rocky shores. Black Crappie - Fair: Try small plastic lures or hair jigs fished in brush piles in deeper water. A slow troll around the lake might bring a crappie in. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Crankbaits or jerkbaits work well. Northern Pike - Fair: Find pike in shallow bays. Try crankbaits, spoons or a hook tipped with cut bait. Channel Catfish - Fair: Use a worm or cheese fished on the bottom.

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