Beach residents: Yummy largemouth bass lurking under your boat hoist?

Looks like McClelland’s Beach fisherpersons are in for a good weekend based on the DNR’s report!

Big Spirit Lake

Largemouth Bass – Good: Fish are being caught under boat hoists around the lake. Fish jigs, wacky worms, or spinner baits. Go out into 8-9 feet of water and fish the inside and outside edge of weed lines with Texas rigs, drop shots, swimbaits, or crankbaits. During the evening smallmouth are hitting top water along the west shore. Walleye – Good: Local anglers are catching walleye around 7:00 till dark at the North Grade. Fish above and below the slot are being caught and creeled. Successful anglers are using jigging raps, bobber and leech, or just jigging a leech. Walleyes are also being caught along the weed line in Anglers bay in 16-17 feet of water. This weed line runs east to west and larger walleyes are swimming along this edge. Fish jigs tipped with a leech. Yellow Perch – Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on the south end right in 12-20 feet of water. Use small jigs and wigglers. Black Bullhead – Fair: The bullhead bite at the north grade is slowing. Creeled anglers are taking home single digits of 12-14 inch fish. The most successful anglers are leaving the worm on the bottom and fishing around submerged vegetation. Northern Pike – Good: Anglers using weedless frogs or surface lures back in the north grade in the dense weeds are catching smaller northerns.
— Fishing Report, July 30, Iowa DNR

Musky club Chapter 29 to host nationally-known ‘Keys Outdoors’ star

“Mike is an avid muskie fisherman, and our club is excited to offer this opportunity.”
– Larry Perry, president Musky Club, Chapter 29

What an exciting opportunity for all the fisherpersons in the area! “Keys Outdoors” is the largest nationally televised musky show in the country. The seminar is slated for Saturday, March 21 at the Pelican Ridge Club House, Okoboji, Iowa. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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