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Cedar River (above Nashua): Water temperatures are in the upper 60's. Use caution when boating in higher flows. Channel Catfish - Good: Use dead chubs or chicken livers fished in the impoundments or shallow slack water areas. Keep your bait on the river bottom. Walleye - Good: Try a jig tipped with a minnow or ring worms in eddies or slack water areas. Smallmouth Bass - Good: Smallies are hitting while fishing for walleye.

Decorah District Streams: Water clarity is improving with dry weather. 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 falling, but flows remain high. Paddling is not recommended. Water temperatures are in the mid-60's. Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Smallmouth bass are spawning. When the water clears, bass can be seen guarding nests. Walleye - Good: 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 in the mid-60's. Fish shallow bays and along rocky shores. Black Crappie - Good: Use a hook tipped with a minnow under a bobber near brush piles. Bluegill - Good: Try a small hook tipped with a left over waxworm, nightcrawler or spike under a bobber along the rocky shorelines. Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass are on beds. Use jigs tipped with plastic twister tails or jerkbait. Channel Catfish - Good: Fish around rocky shorelines. Let a hook tipped with a piece of worm or cheese sit on bottom and wait for your line to go taught.

Lake Meyer: Water temperatures are in the mid-60's. Fish should be more active with warmer temperatures and sunshine. Lake levels are up and clarity is improving. Bluegill - Good: Use small jigs tipped with a small piece of worm around rocky shores. Black Crappie - Good: Try small plastic lures or hair jigs fished around shallow submersed logs. Largemouth Bass - Good: Crankbaits or jerkbaits work well. Bass are guarding nests. Northern Pike - Fair: Find pike in shallow bays. Try crankbaits, spoons or a hook tipped with cut bait.

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