Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Surface ice still iffy in northwest Iowa

Iowa Great Lake water temperatures are around 35 degrees or lower with many areas starting to ice over. Walking out on the ice is not recommended; ice is not thick enough in most areas to hold a person. If you go out on the ice, bring a friend along and a form of flotation and ice picks.

East Okoboji Lake: The walleye season is open. The water temperature was 37 degrees last week. All hoists and docks have been pulled out for the season. Bluegill, fair. Yellow perch, fair.

Lake Pahoja: Bluegill, good. Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Black crappie, good. Try small jigs tipped with waxworms...

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