Clear Lake: The water temp is in the low fifties. With cold rainy weather this week fishing has been slow. Expect the bite to get better as the water warms up. Walleye - Fair: Anglers are having success slip bobber fishing the rock reefs with jigs and minnow or leech. Black Crappie - Fair: Fish the edge of the rushes with a small minnow.

Cedar River (above Nashua):  Temperature highs 60's and lows 40's. Area streams and rivers water slightly elevated with good clarity. Channel Catfish - Good: Use dead chubs fished in the impoundments or slack water areas. Keep bait on river bottom. Northern Pike - Fair: Pike are hitting spoons, crankbaits, and hooks tipped with dead chubs below dams and slack water areas. The bite is slowing. Smallmouth Bass - Slow: Smallies are beginning to show up. Use crankbaits for best luck. Walleye - Good: Try a jig tipped a minnow or ringworms for best luck.

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Decorah District Streams:  Brook Trout - Good: A variety of insects currently hatching throughout the day. Matching hatch is key. On clear streams, use care not to be seen. Brown Trout - Good: Good caddis fly hatches occurring mid-afternoon. Fish hitting just below surface. Nymph fishing might work best for these fish.Rainbow Trout - Excellent: Use cheese or worm under a bobber for best luck with a spinning rod. Also try a leach pattern.

West Okoboji Lake: Courtesy docks are in at the IGL's. Water temperature is 50 degrees. Bluegill - Good: Some action reported from Triboji Lagoon, sorting required. Expect action to improve as water temperatures improve.

Lake Hendricks: Black Crappie - Good: Use a hook tipped with a minnow under a bobber near brush piles or sunny shoreline. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small hook tipped with a small piece of worm or left over waxies under a bobber. Largemouth Bass - Good: Jigs tipped with plastic twistertail or jerkbait will catch a hungry bass. Channel Catfish - Slow: Catfish around rocky shorelines with wind blown material. Use a jig tipped with nightcrawler. Fish shallow bays and along rocky shorelines. Fish will be in these areas later in the day and early morning.

Lake Meyer: Black Crappie - Fair: Fish shallow around submersed logs using small plastic lures or hair jigs. Bluegill - Slow: Use small jigs tipped with small piece of worm around rocky shoreline. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Crankbaits or jerkbaits are working for bass. Northern Pike - Slow: Find pike in shallow bays. Swimbaits, spoons, or a hook baited with a minnow will catch pike.

Turkey River (above Clermont): Water levels and flows stabilizing. Clarity excellent. Walleye - Fair: Fish the slack water areas below dams with a jig tipped with minnow or shallow water crankbait. White Sucker - Good: Use a worm fished off the bottom for best luck. As water warms in the 50's, suckers become more active.

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