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  • wmcox
    Participant
    Clinton, Iowa
    Posts: 84
    #1355345

    This is not too far from me. I am just wondering if anyone could help me out. I’m looking to fish this lake this summer. I have never been here and don’t know where to start.

    BBKK
    Participant
    IA
    Posts: 4033
    #1398379

    What are you wanting to fish for? I have a few friends that fish the res and the river.

    STEVES
    Participant
    New Richmond, Wi
    Posts: 724
    #1398400

    Quote:


    What are you wanting to fish for? I have a few friends that fish the res and the river.


    What? You have friends? Sorry shameless cheap shot

    wmcox
    Participant
    Clinton, Iowa
    Posts: 84
    #1398406

    Ill fish for whatever I can catch. Big catfish have a fond place in my heart though.

    BBKK
    Participant
    IA
    Posts: 4033
    #1398412

    It has plenty of those! Find current and you’ll find cats.

    wmcox
    Participant
    Clinton, Iowa
    Posts: 84
    #1398430

    I’ve been doing some research and its a very big piece of water. I may attempt a trip or two out there this year. According to stocking records they have put in a wide variety of fish in there. Though we shall see when the time comes. I don’t even know where to start out there.

    moxie
    Participant
    Sioux City,IA
    Posts: 874
    #1398631

    wmcox..that’s where I caught my first walleye on a stewarts pro blue 4moxie.. caught a few cats there too on nightcrawler.
    good luck.

    mossydan
    Participant
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts: 7727
    #1398643

    Ive fished The res. for many years, what are you looking for. If its catfish and you don’t mind roughing it in the back of your truck, you can put your boat in at the Greencastle boatramp at the upper end of the reserviour. I haven’t run lines there for quite a few years but 200 pound nights was common in the spring. If you like restrooms etc. then just about anywhere where theres a campground but fishing at night is the best because of the boat traffic after the water warms up. Pm me for more info if you need it.

    skunkboy
    Participant
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts: 172
    #1399332

    Are you planning to fish from a boat or from shore? There is limited areas to access from shore so I would highly suggest a boat. I have had great sucess with catfish and quite a bit of sucess with crappies. Walleyes are hard to find but there are some big ones in there. There once was a Professional Walleye stop at Coralville and I think in the two day tournament, less than 10 walleyes were weighed in.

    Here is a video I made last year.

    http://youtu.be/6LVwmKyIpBs

    You can see that trolling in the res is a great way to have a lot of fun and catch a lot of cat fish…maybe even a ‘bonus’ fish at the end of the day.

    I have been known to take complete strangers out and teach then the art of trolling, so if you have the desire to learn about trolling for cats, feel free to contact me and we’ll catch some cats together.

    L8R…Ken

    mossydan
    Participant
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts: 7727
    #1399335

    Ya Bill, Kens one of the best on the res. His style of fishing is a little different then mine but we both do well on numbers of fish. Kens got it down on drift and slow troll fishing and I fish with dittypoles for the freezer. Contact Ken for a trip with him, hes got them dialed in, we can go too like talked about earlier,,,Later

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