Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

12/07/23: Area Happenings & Accomplishments

NWI fishing report

Most area water levels are a few inches below crest. Most smaller lakes are covered in a thin layer of ice. Until the ice thickens more, fishing access is hard to find.

East Okoboji Lake: The lake almost entirely covered in a thin layer of ice.

Black crappie, fair. Using minnows and plastics has been working well for many anglers. Bluegill, fair. Try using a small hook and piece of worm. In deeper water try using pilkies with wigglers or slip bobber setup. Walleye, fair. Yellow perch, fair. Sorting will most likely be needed.

Ingham Lake: Walleye, fair. Anglers have been suc...