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Open Water

  • ranger777
    Participant
    OtterTail Cty/Minnetrista
    Posts: 265
    #1217846

    Is there open water yet on Big Creek?

    nirrad
    Participant
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Posts: 161
    #432264

    I think there is, but I haven’t heard much about anything being caught, below the spillway they have had a little luck but not much yet.

    mike_j
    Participant
    Nashua Iowa
    Posts: 754
    #438991

    What are you catching below the spillway? Never tried it!

    Toothfish
    Participant
    central Iowa
    Posts: 10
    #456047

    Just thought I would give a quick Big Creek report.
    Many small eyes being caught on most techniques. Few are over the legal limit. I hear of some cats being caught up in the arms. Gills are doing well in the lake with some keepers being taken. Crappie are coming back and will hopefully continue to do so. Water is clear with good weed growth.

    uhlee1
    Participant
    Dav. IA
    Posts: 146
    #456334

    Thanks for the update I may head up there over the fourth.

    joshbjork
    Participant
    Center of Iowa
    Posts: 727
    #457164

    It will be a zoo! It is plenty busy on a regular weekend. I just let the drunks own the popular spots on weekends like this. Bluegills were good last year. They are really good if you find a bed.

    uhlee1
    Participant
    Dav. IA
    Posts: 146
    #457203

    You’re right, and I don’t play well with others when i’m in the boat. Especially when a pontoon full of drunken morons start asking if you are catching anything. The bikinis are always a welcome sight. But I think I will leave the boat at home this weekend. I’m outboardless temporarily so my boating options are limited.

    uhlee1
    Participant
    Dav. IA
    Posts: 146
    #458058

    Well I couldn’t resist the bug so I went anyway. Managed about a dozen or more small walleyes and one that went 16″, a few decent bass, a couple drum, and one fish maybe 1.5lbs that looked like a large chub. And yes it was packed, but we left as the crowds grew. Not a bad trip for only my second time fishing big creek. Just wish I could get there more often when the crowds arent bad and have more time.

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