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Fishing Report For Ankeny

Fair
Fri, Dec 02, 2022
The lake is covered in skim ice. The only fishing activity has been at the fish house in Town Bay - where the area under the structure is kept ice-free with a small water agitator. Black Crappie - Fair: Fish are 8- to 11-inches. Try from the fish house in
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Docks will start to be removed during the week of November 7. The Williams Drive Ramp dock will remain in until just before ice-up. Walleye - Fair: Try jigging or trolling live bait rigs or shad imitating plastics and crankbaits over humps, near points an
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Water clarity is about 3 feet. Water levels are below the crest of the spillway. Bluegill - Fair: Drift jigs tipped with crawlers in 5-15 feet of water anywhere along weed lines or near submerged trees. Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try plastics and traditional
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Good
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Lake temperature is in the upper 40s. The water level is 10 inches below crest. There has been a fairly good crappie, bluegill and yellow perch bite recently. Walleye fishing is picking up. Try fishing under structure or over the top of vegetation. Black
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
The current lake level is 903.41 msl; recreation pool is 904 msl. Water temperature is in the mid-50s. Prairie Ridge boat ramp and campground is closed. Bridgeview and Island View campgrounds are closed. Lake Rathbun has zebra mussels, so make sure to pro
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
White Bass - Fair: Drift or troll small plastics or live minnows in wind-protected coves off the main lake and Whitebreast Arm.
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
The lake is 13 inches below crest. The walleye season is open. The water temperature is in the upper 40s. Find structure to fish over or docks and hoists to fish under. Muskellunge - Good: Try crankbaits, buck tails and rubber baits. Walleye - Good: The b
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
All walleye between 19 and 25-inches must be immediately released unharmed at Storm Lake; no more than one walleye longer than 25-inches can be taken per day. Black Crappie - Fair. Channel Catfish - Fair: Storm Lake has a good population of 4-6 pound catf
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Courtesy docks are in at the main ramp. Bluegill - Slow: Catch bluegill up to 8.5-inches with nightcrawlers under a bobber fished in shallow coves. Walleye - Fair: Try trolling crankbaits along the dam or fish the mounds to catch all sizes of walleye.
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Fair
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
The dock is in at the main ramp. Black Crappie - Fair: Catch black crappie up to 11-inches with jigs tipped with a minnow fished near cedar tree brush piles or rock piles. Bluegill - Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished near brush piles
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Good
Tue, Nov 08, 2022
Water temperature is in the low 50s. The water level is 10 inches below crest. A lot of fish are being caught in shallower water under structure or over weed beds. Black Crappie - Fair: Try small jigs tipped with a minnow. Bluegill - Good: Use tube jigs,
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About Sportsman's Warehouse Ankeny

Open since 2003, Sportsman’s Warehouse in Ankeny, IA is near Saylorville Lake, Des Moines River, and Skunk Rivers. National gunsmithing services are now available! If you like hunting, we’re here to get you all set up with everything you need. Popular pursuits include whitetail deer, turkey, pheasant, quail, and coyote. If fishing is more your speed, we have all of your tackle to catch the bass, bluegill, trout, crappie, catfish, or walleye that you’re after. We also carry plenty of supplies for boating, camping, and archery. Our shop services are available to spool reels, mount and boresight rifle scopes, clean guns, cut arrows, tune bows in our 11-yard archery lane, anything covered by your Firearm Service Plan, and any other equipment you bring in that we have experience with. Whether it’s a cold, snowy winter or a humid summer day, we’ve got the seasonal accessories to fit your outdoor adventure. While you’re in the area, be sure to check out local events like the Iowa State Fair, Ankeny Summerfest, RAGBRAI, Indianola Balloon Festival, Iowa Deer Classic, Tri-State Rodeo, Cinch Rodeo, and the Adel Sweet Corn Festival.