March 26, 2015 - 3:17 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Crappie – Fair: Anglers continue to catch walleye in the marina on the west end of the lake using minnows, but the bite is not as good as the previous week due to recent colder temperatures. Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch are also being picked up while fishing with minnows. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are picking up some walleye along shore with minnows and twisters. Water temperatures are about 45 degrees. Expect shore fishing and wader fishing along sand/gravel shorelines to pick up next week with the warming water temperatures.

Clear Lake

Expanding open water near from city beach south along shore and a large section of open water from Dodge’s Point to Venetian Village to north shore pump house. Ice is unsafe and unfishable. Crappie – No Report: Walleye – Slow: There have been a few waders, but no fish yet. Warmer weather should get fish biting. Channel Catfish – Slow.

March 19, 2015 - 2:41 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Ice is off of Storm Lake. Fish for crappie in shallows where water temperatures are greater. Anglers are having luck fishing small minnows in the marina on the west end of the lake. After ice out is a good time to target channel catfish using cut bait.

West Okoboji Lake

We have received no information regarding fishing on this water body.

Clear Lake

Expanding open water from city beach south along shore and a large section of open water from Dodge’s Point to Venetian Village to north shore pump house. Ice is unsafe and unfishable. Crappie – No Report. Walleye – No Report.

basketballSioux City, Iowa – Former Central Lyon stand out Lexi Ackerman made two free throws with two seconds left to lift top ranked Morningside to a 59-57 victory against Number 3 Concordia in Tuesday’s NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Game at Tyson Events Center Gateway Arena in Sioux City.

The win avenged the Mustangs only setback in a 37-1 season after they had lost 80-72 against the same Bulldogs in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Tournament Championship Game back on March 3.

Concordia finished with a record of 35-3, with all three losses coming against Morningside.

Morningside won its fourth NAIA II National Championship during the Jamie Sale coaching era, joining its previous title teams of 2004, 2005, and 2009.

The Mustangs had to overcome adversity to win their latest title, as they posted all five wins playing without their most decorated player. Three-time first-team All-GPAC forward Ashlynn Muhl, underwent season-ending surgery one day before the tournament began.

Junior forward Jessica Tietz, stepped up in her spot and was named the tournament’s MVP after she led the Mustangs with 17 points and 12 rebounds in the title game for her second double-double of the tournament. Lexi Ackerman joined her in double figures with 14 points.

Morningside trailed by seven points, 38-31, early in the second half and was down by four points, 57-53, with just 1:56 left to play after the Bulldogs’ Jericca Pearson scored on a three off an offensive rebound.

The Mustangs closed within 57-56 when Tietz turned an offensive rebound into a conventional 3-point play with 1:27 left, and then tied the score at 57-57 when Tietz made one of two free throws with 55.8 seconds left.

The Mustangs’ defensive followed with a huge stop when the shot clock ran out on Concordia. That set the stage for the former Central Lyon stand out Ackerman, who was fouled with two seconds left on a drive to the basket and then made both free throws to account for the closest winning margin in NAIA II Championship Game history.

March 12, 2015 - 2:33 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Ice is deteriorating quickly; several areas of open water are present. With continued warm temperatures and forecasted winds, anglers are discouraged from venturing onto the ice.

Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Anglers are beginning to have success using tip-ups on the north end of Spirit, Anglers Bay, Hales Slough, and along the grade. Yellow Perch – Slow: Very few yellow perch are being caught during the day. The only perch being caught are coming from anglers who are staying out on the ice past sunset.

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegill are still being caught in 10-12 feet in bays with distinct weed lines. These fish are reported to be biting on small gold and yellow jigs. Bays with these weed lines include: Emerson, Miller, Triboji, Echo, and Browns. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite has consolidated into a select few bays including Emerson and Haywards. These bays have been reporting consistent 9 inch perch. Fishermen are moving around following these schools rather than holding in one place. Fish are being caught on jigging rapalas, Acme sidewinder, Lindy little Joes, and kastmasters. Perch are reported in Smiths Bay into East Lake in 10-12 feet. Crappie – Fair: Anglers are having good success catching crappie in 10 feet of water in Smiths Bay leading into East Lake. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass are being caught in Smiths Bay into East Lake in 10 feet.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are noticing an increase in perch activity around the lake. Fish are said to be schooling in the deeper holes and staying for longer periods of time allowing anglers to harvest good numbers. Small spoons and jigging raps produce the most success.

March 5, 2015 - 3:16 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Most of Storm Lake has around 16 -21 inches of ice; there are reports of several small areas of open water: one near College Island, one just north of the big island, and one just off of the Chautauqua Park jetty. Yellow Perch – Slow: Yellow perch 6-7 inches are being picked up near Kings Point using a small spoon or jig tipped with a wax worm. White Bass – Slow: Anglers are picking up some white bass near the Kings Point area and in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye. Walleye – Slow: A few walleye are being picked up near Stony Point and in the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. Spoons and minnows are working the best.

Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Anglers are beginning to have success using tip-ups on the north end of Spirit, Anglers Bay, Hales Slough, and along the grade. Yellow Perch – Slow: Few yellow perch are being caught during the day. The only perch being caught are coming from anglers who are staying out on the ice past sunset.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are noticing an increase in perch activity around the lake. Fish are schooling in the deeper holes and staying for longer periods of time, allowing anglers to harvest good numbers. Small spoons and jigging raps produce the most success.

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegill are still being caught in the 10-12 feet in bays with distinct weed lines. These fish are reported to be biting on small gold and yellow jigs. Bays with these weed lines include: Emerson, Miller, Triboji, Echo, and Browns. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite has consolidated into a select few bays including Emerson and Haywards. These bays have been reporting consistent 9 inch perch. Fishermen are moving around following these schools rather than holding in one place. Fish are being caught on jigging rapalas, Acme sidewinder, Lindy little joes, and kastmasters.

February 26, 2015 - 3:59 pm - Posted in Sports

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

NORTHWEST

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegill are still being caught in the 10-12 feet range in bays with distinct weed lines. These fish are reported to be biting on small gold and yellow jigs. Bays with these weed lines include: Emerson, Miller, Triboji, Echo, and Browns. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite has consolidated into a select few bays including Emerson and Haywards. These bays have been reporting consistent perch in the 9 inch range. Fishermen are moving around following these schools rather than holding in one place. Fish are being caught on jigging rapalas, Acme sidewinder, Lindy little joes, and kastmasters.

Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Anglers are beginning to have success using tip-ups on the north end of Spirit, Anglers Bay, Hales Slough, and along the grade. Yellow Perch – Slow: Few yellow perch are being caught during the day. The only perch caught are coming from anglers who are staying on the ice past sunset.

Center Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Few anglers have been successful fishing for bluegills on the south end. Reports show few quality fish in the 8 inch range. Much sorting is needed.

Minnewashta Lake

Bluegill – Good: Fishermen are reporting an increase in activity for quality bluegill.  Fish size ranges from 6-10 inches. Anglers are using similar presentations everywhere, using small jigs varying in color and size tipped with wax worms. Keep the jig about a foot off the.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)

Yellow Perch – Fair: Anglers are noticing an increase in perch activity around the lake. Fish are said to be schooling in deeper holes and staying for longer periods of time allowing anglers to harvest good numbers. Small spoons and jigging raps are proving to produce the most success.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Most of Storm Lake has around 16 -21 inches of ice; there are reports of several small areas of open water: one near College Island, one just north of the big island, and one just off of the Chautauqua Park jetty.  Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch 6-7 inches are being picked up near Kings Point using a small spoon and wax worm. White Bass – Fair: Anglers are picking up some white bass 8-9 inches near the Kings Point area and in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye. Walleye – Slow: Anglers have had the most luck fishing near Stony Point.   A few are also being picked up in the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. Spoons and minnows work best.

better central lyon logoCongratulations to the Central Lyon girls basketball team on qualifying for the State Tournament!

Central Lyon has posted a page on which you can keep up with all the details. So far we know that there will not be school on Monday, March 2 as Central Lyon will be playing Burlington Notre Dame at 11:45 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Click here for the link.

Use the link as well as social media pages to keep up to date with any changes or announcements. Go Lions!

Missoula Children’s Theater auditions are Monday, March 2nd at 3:15 PM. Again, there’s no school at Central Lyon that day, but the auditions will NOT be cancelled. They will take place AS SCHEDULED. The MCT team must function on their schedule.

February 19, 2015 - 5:04 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

Northwest

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Most of Storm Lake has around 15 -20 inches of ice; there are reports of a small area of open water near College Island and another just north of the big island. Yellow Perch – Fair: Yellow perch 6-7 inches are being picked up near Kings Point using a small spoon and wax worm. White Bass – Fair: Anglers are picking up some white bass 8-9 inches near Kings Point area and in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye. Walleye – Slow: Anglers have had the most luck fishing near Stony Point. A few are also being picked up in the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. Spoons and minnows are working the best.

Big Spirit Lake

Northern Pike – Fair: Anglers are beginning to have success using tip ups on the north end of Spirit, Anglers bay, Hales Slough, and along the grade. Yellow Perch – Slow: Very few yellow perch are being caught during the day. The only perch being caught are from anglers staying on the ice past sunset.

West Okoboji Lake

Bluegill – Fair: Bluegill are still being caught in the 10-12 feet range in bays with distinct weed lines. These fish are reported to be biting on small gold and yellow jigs. Bays with these weed lines include: Emerson, Miller, Triboji, Echo, and Browns. Yellow Perch – Fair: The perch bite has consolidated into a select few bays including Emerson and Haywards bay. These bays have been reporting consistent perch in the 9 inch range. Fishermen are moving around following these schools rather than holding in one place. Fish are being caught on jigging rapalas, Acme sidewinder, Lindy little joes, and kastmasters.

Clear Lake

The bite has been a bit slower in this cold weather. Reminder – Permeant ice shacks must be removed by February 20th. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellow bass have been caught in 8-10 feet of water on the little lake and in the Baptist Camp area. Anglers have reported bigger yellows and less sorting on the main lake around the island in about 12 feet of water. Crappie – Fair: Action for crappies has slowed but they can still be caught in the deeper water (18-24 feet) on the little lake. Most of the crappies being kept are 10-12 inches. Morning bite is good until about 10am then slower action in midday and picking up around 4pm. Walleye – Fair: Some walleyes have been caught near the west aerator this week. Channel Catfish – Slow: An occasional catfish has been caught. Try Farmers Beach to Baptist camp area.

February 12, 2015 - 3:43 pm - Posted in Sports

Iowa DNRSpirit Lake, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.

Northwest

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)

Storm Lake has around 14 -18 inches of ice. Walleye – Slow: Anglers have been picking up a few walleye along the dredge cuts on the east side in about 13-14 feet of water. They are having the best luck using spoons and minnows. Anglers have also reported having luck fishing in 5-6 feet of water during low light conditions and dredge cuts during the day. Yellow Perch – Slow: Yellow perch are being picked up just about anywhere using a small spoon and wax worm. White Bass – Slow: A few anglers are picking up some white bass in the deeper dredged areas while fishing for walleye.

Big Spirit Lake

Reminder – walleye season open thru February 14th on Spirit, East and West Okoboji Lakes.

Walleye – Slow: The walleye bite has slowed during the day; the night bite has been more consistent. Yellow Perch – Slow: Some quality perch are being caught on the south end near the pump house and along the north end near Anglers Bay. Size varies from 7-10 inch fish.

West Okoboji Lake

Reminder – walleye season open thru Feb. 14th on Spirit, East and West Okoboji Lakes.

Bluegill – Good: Nice sized bluegills are being caught on the weed lines of Emerson and Millers Bay. Slow falls and light jigging brings these fish in. Fish weed lines in less than 10 feet of water. Yellow Perch – Good: Fish are being caught in various locations. Try Millers Bay in around 20 feet water. Small jigs and wax worms have produced the best action.

February 10, 2015 - 2:48 pm - Posted in Sports

volleyballOrange City, Iowa — Paige Boote (Lester, Iowa) has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball career at Northwestern College next year.

Boote is a 5’10” outside hitter who played three years for West Lyon High School. Boote ranked second on the team in kills (2.1), digs (3.3) and ace serves (31) in leading her team to a 17-7-1 overall record as a senior. She earned second team all-conference honors and was also an academic all-conference selection. A member of the National Honor Society, Boote plans to major in biology at Northwestern. She is the daughter of Lance and Leah.

“Paige is a great fit for our volleyball team and campus community,” said head coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She will provide depth at the outside hitter position on our team. We are excited that Paige chose Northwestern College to continue her education and volleyball career.”