November 14, 2020 - 11:12 pm - Posted in Sports

Cedar Falls, Iowa — The Central Lyon/George-Little Rock Lions dominated in all three phases of the Class 2A semifinal at the UNI-Dome Saturday night with a 41-0 win over Camanche.

After forcing a quick Indians 3-and-out, CLGLR took the ensuing drive down the field and Kalen Meyer punched it in to the end zone from 5-yards out, giving the Lions a 7-0 lead with 5:18 to go in the opening frame. After another Camanche drive stalled, the Lions found pay dirt with their second drive of the game. Cooper Spiess was on the receiving end of a 26-yard pass to the corner of the end zone from Zach Lutmer, giving the Lions a 14-0 lead with 31 second to go in the first.

In the second quarter, the Indian offense couldn’t get going and the Lions took their third possession of the game to end zone. Meyer again punched it in, this time from 1-yard out, moving to the score to 21-0 with 5:55 to go in the first half. The next Lion’s drive went 81 yards and Lutmer cashed in from 1-yard out to make it 28-0 going into the half.

To start the second half, CLGLR continued where they left off, with Meyer again reaching the end zone from 1 yard out, and early in the fourth quarter, Kayden Van Berkum found the end zone with a 1 yard run, pushing the score to 41-0, and that would be your final.

Central Lyon/George-Little Rock improves to 11-0 on the year and will take on Waukon in the championship on Friday afternoon. Camanche ends their season at 9-2.

November 13, 2020 - 12:01 pm - Posted in Sports

Northwest Iowa — Central Lyon George Little Rock and Comanche meet in the 2A state football semifinals on Saturday at 4:00 pm. We’ll bring you the coverage on KIWA FM 105.3 as LA and Justin bring you pregame beginning at 3:30 from the dome.

The Lions advanced to the UNI-Dome with a 34-13 victory over West Lyon in a quarterfinal at Dick Null Field. It only took three plays for the Lions to take control of the game as quarterback Zach Lutmer took off for a 58-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead. The 58 yards accounted for part of the 420 that the Lions ran for as a team. CL/GLR had 473 yards of total offense.

Comanche advanced with a 34-20 win over West Liberty in their quarterfinal. The Indians opened the contest with a 99 yard kick off return for a touchdown and that set the tone for the rest of the game. Comanche was up 21-0 at the half and took a 34-0 lead before West Liberty got on the board in the third quarter. With a balanced attack the Indians quarterback put up 186 yards and 2 touchdowns passing. Leading rusher Cade Everson accounted for 167 yards rushing and a pair of scores.

The Lions are unbeaten at 10-0 while Comanche comes in at 9-1. The CL-G-LR offense revolves around sophomore quarterback Zack. He’s completed 52 of 94 attempts for 965 yards and 7 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 1,347 yards and another 20 touchdowns. On defense senior Kalen  Meyer leads the way with 49 tackles including 3 for a loss with 1 sack 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception.

For the Comanche Indians junior Mike Delzell has completed 131 of 198 passing attempts for 2004 yards and 20 touchdowns. He’s also rushed for 69 yards and another pair of scores. The running game is led by senior Cade Everson who has rushed for 1,490 yards on 196 carries. He’s found the end zone 18 times. He also has 260 yards receiving and 4 touchdown catches. The defense is led by junior Eric Kinkaid with 84 tackles including 13 for a loss. He also has 2 sacks.

Central Lyon George Little Rock Head Coach Curtis Eben on a dynamic Indians offense.

A big key offensively for the Lions offense will be controlling the line of scrimmage.

On defense controlling the Comanche play playmakers will be the main concern.

We asked Indians Head Coach Dustin Coit about the strength of his team and the answer was balance.

Coit is impressed with the Lions offense and their quarterback in particular.

Coach Coit on the importance of executing the game plan.

LA and Justin will bring you the coverage from the dome on KIWA FM 105.3 beginning with pregame at 3:30 for what has been scheduled as a 4:00 pm start.

November 5, 2020 - 2:25 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
Arrowhead Lake
Boat ramp courtesy dock has been removed for the season.

Black Hawk Lake
Look for perch, crappie, and walleye along shore in areas where you can wade in. Try along Ice House Point, Gunshot Hill, the outlet, and the North Shore picnic area. All courtesy docks along boat ramps (except at the marina) have been removed. Yellow Perch -Fair: Look for perch near shore in Town Bay near the outlet along Gunshot Hill and the outlet. Walleye – Fair: Look for walleye along the north shore, Ice House Point and near the outlet on the east shoreline. Bluegill – Fair: Pick up bluegill along shore with small jigs. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small jig or a small live minnow under a bobber in and around the fish house in Town Bay and along Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Brushy Creek water level remains about 4-5 feet low. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small piece of crawler or minnow on a jig fished under a bobber near submerged woody structure along shore. Yellow Perch – Slow. Walleye – Slow. Bluegill – Fair.

North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)
River levels are low; fish are concentrated in deeper holes. Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish in the deeper areas with cut bait, liver or stinkbait fished on the bottom. Walleye – Fair: Water clarity is good. Look for walleye in deeper areas; use crawlers, twisters or crankbaits.

North Twin Lake
Water levels are about 15 inches below crest. South and southeast boat ramp courtesy docks have been removed for the season. Yellow Bass – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or waxworm fished under a small bobber along shore in 3-6 feet of water. Yellow bass are 6-10 inches long. Channel Catfish – Fair: Channel catfish are numerous in North Twin Lake. If fishing from shore, let the bait sit near the bottom. Use crawlers or dip baits. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a crawler fished under a bobber near submerged logs or any remaining patches of vegetation. Walleye – Slow: With cooler water temperatures, try fishing near shore with twisters or leeches.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Water temperatures are in the 40’s. Water clarity is good. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye, and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Try twisters or minnows/leeches fished under a bobber near shore at the marina near the inlet and areas where you can wade in along the north and east shorelines. White Bass – Fair: Pick up white bass from shore. Use twisters, crawlers or crankbaits in the marina, near the inlet and north and east shores in the main lake. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try crawlers or a variety of dip baits and cut baits fished on the bottom near shore or rock piles. Bluegill – Slow: Find bluegill along shore near rocks and patches of vegetation. Use a small jig with a piece of crawler fished under a small bobber. Yellow Perch – Fair.

Water temperatures in most area lakes are in the mid to upper 40’s. Most lake levels are over a foot low. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Bluebill Lake
The courtesy dock has been pulled for the season. The gate to the boat ramp access will remain open until the lake freezes up.

Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the low 40’s. The Ventura Access boat ramp is closed while a new boat ramp is installed. The fish cleaning station has closed for the season. Walleye – Fair: A few anglers are having success fishing jigs and minnows near vegetation. Best bite is late afternoon and evening. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellows are biting on small jigs tipped with a piece of crawler. Use your electronics to find and stay on fish. White Bass – Slow.

Crystal Lake
The courtesy docks and fish cleaning station have been pulled for the season.

Rice Lake|
Yellow Perch – Fair: Try a jig tipped with a small minnow along the north shore near the boat ramp or the deeper water on the south shore by the homes. You may have to use larger bait to catch keeper-size fish. The best bite is early morning and evenings.

Silver Lake (Worth)
The best bite is early morning and evenings.

West Twin Lake
The courtesy dock has been pulled for the season.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 43 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Find schools in deeper water. Black Crappie – Fair. Yellow Perch – Good. Yellow Bass – Good.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. Largemouth Bass – Good: Use rubber worms or other slow-moving jigs.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Perch – Good: Anglers are catching 9- to10-inch perch in 10 feet of water. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair.

Spirit Lake
The walleye season is open; the bite should pick up as water temperatures continue to fall. The water temperature is 37 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Schools are starting to move deeper off shore. Walleye – Fair: A fairly good bite lately can also be seen from shore. Try bottom bouncers or crankbaits to cover more water. Black Bullhead – Fair: Anglers have been successful at the north grade. Yellow Perch – Good: The bite has really picked up; fish are starting to be found closer to shore from accessible areas such as docks. Other areas to try are small humps in the main basin or weed edges.

West Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 43 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Schools are deeper off shore. Try fishing in 20-30 feet of water off most points. Anglers have had success using pilkies. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Find smallmouth bass on rock piles or on the points. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Find largemouth bass on the weed lines. Yellow Perch – Fair: Schools have started to move deeper off shore. Yellow Bass – Good: Easily find yellow bass while fishing for bluegill.

Iowa Great Lake water temperatures are around 43 degrees or lower with a few areas icing over at night. After this week, air temperatures are expected to be back in the 50’s to 60’s. Many of the area hosts and docks have been pulled from the lakes to prepare for ice-up. The area walleye bite has started to pick up in many areas where you can wade in off shore. The yellow perch bite has began to pick up in many area lakes. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

October 29, 2020 - 3:32 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
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures have dropped to the mid-40’s. Look for perch, crappie, and walleye along shore in areas where you can wade in. Try along Ice House Point, Gunshot Hill, the outlet, and the North Shore picnic area. Courtesy docks along boat ramps will be in for the remainder of this week. Yellow Perch -Fair: Look for perch near shore in Town Bay near the outlet along Gunshot Hill and the outlet. Walleye – Fair: Look for walleye along the north shore, Ice House Point and near the outlet on the east shoreline. Bluegill – Fair: Pick up bluegill along shore with small jigs. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small jig or a small live minnow under a bobber in and around the fish house in Town Bay and along Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Brushy Creek water level remains about 4-5 feet low. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small piece of crawler or minnow on a jig fished under a bobber near submerged woody structure along shore. Yellow Perch – Slow. Walleye – Slow. Bluegill – Fair.

North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)
River levels are low; fish are concentrated in deeper holes. Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish in the deeper areas with cut bait, liver or stinkbait fished on the bottom. Walleye – Fair: Water clarity is good. Look for walleye in deeper areas; use crawlers, twisters or crankbaits.

North Twin Lake
Water levels are about 15 inches below crest. Yellow Bass – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or waxworm fished under a small bobber along shore in 3-6 feet of water. Yellow bass are 6-10 inches long. Channel Catfish – Fair: Channel catfish are numerous in North Twin Lake. If fishing from shore, let the bait sit near the bottom. Use crawlers or dip baits. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a crawler fished under a bobber near submerged logs or any remaining patches of vegetation. Walleye – Slow: With cooler water temperatures, try fishing near shore with twisters or leeches.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Water temperatures are in the 40’s. Water clarity is good. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye, and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Try twisters or minnows/leeches fished under a bobber near shore at the marina near the inlet and and areas where you can wade in along the north and east shorelines. White Bass – Fair: Pick up white bass from shore. Use twisters, crawlers or crankbaits in the marina, near the inlet and north and east shores in the main lake. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try crawlers or a variety of dip baits and cut baits fished on the bottom near shore or rock piles. Bluegill – Slow: Find bluegill along shore near rocks and patches of vegetation. Use a small jig with a piece of crawler fished under a small bobber. Yellow Perch – Fair.

Water temperatures in most area lakes are in the mid-40’s. Some areas have skim ice, but will be open again with warmer temperatures in the forecast. Most lake levels are over a foot low. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Bluebill Lake
The courtesy dock has been pulled for the season. The gate to the boat ramp access will remain open until the lake freezes up.

Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the low 40’s. The Ventura Access boat ramp is closed while a new boat ramp is installed. The fish cleaning station has closed for the season. Walleye – Fair: Not much fishing activity with the cold windy conditions this week. A few anglers are having success fishing jigs and minnows near vegetation. Best bite is late afternoon and evening. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellows are biting on small jigs tipped with a piece of crawler. Use your electronics to find and stay on fish. White Bass – Fair.

Crystal Lake
The courtesy docks and fish cleaning station have been pulled for the season.

West Twin Lake
The courtesy dock has been pulled for the season.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 43 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Find schools in deeper water. Black Crappie – Fair. Yellow Perch – Good. Yellow Bass – Good.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. Largemouth Bass – Good: Use rubber worms or other slow-moving jigs.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Perch – Excellent. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair.

Spirit Lake
The walleye season is open; the bite should pick up as water temperatures continue to fall. The water temperature is 37 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Schools are starting to move deeper off shore. Walleye – Fair: A fairly good bite lately can also be seen from shore. Try bottom bouncers or crankbaits to cover more water. Black Bullhead – Fair: Anglers have been successful at the north grade. Yellow Perch – Good: The bite has really picked up; fish are starting to be found closer to shore from accessible areas such as docks. Other areas to try are small humps in the main basin or weed edges.

West Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 43 degrees. Many of the hoists and docks are pulled out for the season. Bluegill – Good: Schools are deeper off shore. Try fishing in 20-30 feet of water off most points. Anglers have had success using pilkies. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Find smallmouth bass on rock piles or on the points. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Find largemouth bass on the weed lines. Yellow Perch – Fair: Schools have started to move deeper off shore. Yellow Bass – Good: Easily find yellow bass while fishing for bluegill.

Iowa Great Lake water temperatures are around 43 degrees or lower with a few areas icing over at night. After this week, air temperatures are expected to be back in the 50’s to 60’s. Many of the area hosts and docks have been pulled from the lakes to prepare for ice-up. The area walleye bite has started to pick up in many areas where you can wade in off shore. The yellow perch bite has began to pick up in many area lakes. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

October 29, 2020 - 1:17 pm - Posted in Sports

Third ranked Central Lyon/George-Little Rock looks to stay unbeaten when the Lions host Estherville Lincoln Central in the class 2A playoffs.

Midgets coach Ryan Rezac says this series has a history.

Rezac on the keys to the game.

October 29, 2020 - 9:42 am - Posted in Sports

The 2020 All Siouxland Conference Volleyball teams are out.

Sheldon, MOC-Floyd Valley, Boyden-Hull, and Sioux Center each put two players on the first team. Unanimous selections were MOC-Floyd Valley’s Jazlin De Haan, Sioux Center’s Reagan Jansen, and Sheldon’s Payten Lode.

1ST TEAM ALL CONFERENCE
Jazlin De Haan*** MOC-FV
Kiernan Groendyke MOC-FV
Jewel Bergstrom Boyden-Hull
Sarah Boogerd Boyden-Hull
Reagan Jansen*** Sioux Center
Miah Bleeker Sioux Center
Payten Lode*** Sheldon
Brooklyn Grady Sheldon

For the complete teams CLICK THE LINK BELOW

VB All-Conference 2020

October 28, 2020 - 1:32 pm - Posted in Sports

The final high school cross country team rankings are out from IowaRunJumpThrow.com.

In Class 3A boys rankings, MOC-Floyd Valley is #14. In Girls Class 3A, Spencer is in the 14 spot.

In Class 2A boys rankings, Western is #5, GLR/CL is 9th, and Unity Christian ranks 15. In the girls rankings, Unity is at #11, and Sibley-Ocheyedan is in 13th.

For the complete rankings CLICK HERE

October 27, 2020 - 12:36 pm - Posted in Sports

The latest high school cross country individual rankings are out from IowaRunJumpThrow.com are out.

In Class 3A Boys rankings, BHRV’s Marco Lopez is #21, and MOC-Floyd Valley’s Sam May is 28th. The Class 3A Girls rankings have MOC-Floyd Valley’s Emily Haverdink at #10, and Spencer’s Brenna Fisher in the 18 spot.

Class 2A Boys Rankings keeps Sheldon’s Brendan Cain in the 2 spot, Western’s Tage Hulstein is 12th, West Sioux’s Deven Henry is ranked 18, and GLR/CL’s Daniel Schriever is 27th. Girls 2A Rankings puts Cherokee’s Kyrstin Agnitsch in the 7 spot, Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Madison Brouwer in 13th, Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Bria Wasmund at #17, Unity’s Amaya Van Essen in the 23 spot, and Unity’s Megan Te Krony at 30.

For the complete rankings CLICK HERE

October 22, 2020 - 2:49 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
Black Hawk Lake
Water temperatures have dropped to the upper 40’s. Anglers are picking up yellow perch and crappie along Ice House point, the stone piers, and the fish house in Town Bay. Yellow Perch -Fair: Look for perch near shore. Anglers have had luck along Ice House Point and in Town Bay. Walleye – Fair: Look for walleye along the north shore, Ice House Point and near the outlet on the east shoreline. Bluegill – Fair: Pick up bluegill along shore with small jigs. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small jig or a small live minnow under a bobber in and around the fish house in Town Bay and along Ice House Point.

Brushy Creek Lake
Brushy Creek has been drawn down about 4-5 feet for a construction project. Launch boats at the north ramp or the west ramp. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small piece of crawler or minnow on a jig fished under a bobber near submerged woody structure along shore. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Throw traditional bass lures, plastics or weedless lures near submerged structure. Yellow Perch – Slow. Walleye – Slow. Bluegill – Fair. Channel Catfish – Fair: Brushy Creek Lake has a low-density population of larger channel catfish. Target these larger fish near rocky areas and submerged woody structure using a variety of cut baits and crankbaits fished near the bottom in 10-15 feet of water.

North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)
River levels are low; fish are concentrated in deeper holes. Channel Catfish – Fair: Target catfish in the deeper areas with cut bait, liver or stinkbait fished on the bottom. Walleye – Fair: Water clarity is good. Look for walleye in deeper areas; use crawlers, twisters or crankbaits.

North Twin Lake
Water levels are about 15 inches below crest. Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Yellow Bass – Fair: Use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or waxworm fished under a small bobber. Yellow bass are 6-10 inches long. Try around the dead falls and woody structure along the shoreline just to the south of Featherstone Park. Channel Catfish – Fair: Channel catfish are numerous in North Twin Lake. If fishing from shore, let the bait sit near the bottom. Use crawlers or dip baits. Bluegill – Slow: Use small jigs tipped with a crawler fished under a bobber near vegetation edges. Walleye – Slow: With cooler water temperatures, try fishing near shore with twisters or leeches. Recent surveys show a lot of big walleye along the shore.

Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)
Water temperatures are around 50 degrees. Water clarity is good. Storm Lake has a daily limit of 3 walleye, and all 17- to 22-inch walleye must be released; no more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day. Walleye – Fair: Shore fishing has been productive. Try twisters or minnows/leeches fished under a bobber along shore at the marina, near the outlet and along the north and east shores in the main lake. White Bass – Fair: Pick up white bass from shore. Use twisters, crawlers or crankbaits in the marina, near the inlet and north and east shores in the main lake. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try a variety of dip baits and cut baits fished near shore and anywhere with rocky structure or rock piles. Bluegill – Slow: Find bluegill along shore near rocks and patches of vegetation. Use a small jig with a piece of crawler fished under a small bobber. Yellow Perch – Fair. Black Crappie – Fair.

Water temperatures in most area lakes are in the upper 40’s. Most lake levels are over a foot low. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.

Clear Lake
The water temperature is in the mid-40’s. The Ventura Access boat ramp is closed while a new boat ramp is installed. The fish cleaning station has closed for the season. Walleye – Fair: Anglers are having success pitching a jig and minnow in 4 to 9 feet of water. Best bite is early morning and evening. Yellow Bass – Fair: Yellows are biting on small jigs tipped with a piece of crawler. Use your electronics to find and stay on fish. White Bass – Fair.

Rice Lake
Bluegill – Slow. Yellow Perch – Fair: Try a jig tipped with a small minnow along the north shore near the boat ramp or the deeper water on the south shore by the homes. You may have to use larger bait to catch keeper-size fish. With clear water conditions, the best bite is early morning and evenings. Largemouth Bass – Slow.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Largemouth Bass – Fair. Bluegill – Fair.

For information on the lakes and rivers in north central Iowa, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.

East Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 55 degrees. Bluegill – Good: Find schools in deeper water. Black Crappie – Fair. Yellow Perch – Good. Yellow Bass – Good.

Lake Pahoja
Bluegill – Good: Use small jigs tipped with waxworms. Black Crappie – Good: Try small jigs tipped with waxworms. Largemouth Bass – Good: Use rubber worms or other slow-moving jigs.

Lost Island Lake
Yellow Perch – Excellent. Walleye – Fair.

Silver Lake (Dickinson)
Walleye – Fair.

Spirit Lake
The walleye season is open; the bite should pick up as water temperatures continue to fall. The water temperature is 52 degrees. Bluegill – Good: Schools are starting to move deeper off shore. Walleye – Fair: A fairly good bite lately can also be seen from shore. Try bottom bouncers or crankbaits to cover more water. Black Bullhead – Fair: Anglers have been successful at the north grade. Yellow Perch – Good: The bite has really picked up; fish are starting to be found closer to shore from accessible areas such as docks. Other areas to try are small humps in the main basin or weed edges.

West Okoboji Lake
The walleye season is open. The water temperature is 55 degrees. The panfish bite has been good. The ability to anchor or use Spot Lock is very useful to stay on fish in about 20-30 feet of water. Fish will start to move to shallower water soon and be able to be caught from docks/shore. Bluegill – Good: Schools are deeper off shore. Try fishing in 20-30 feet of water off most points. Anglers have had success using pilkies. Smallmouth Bass – Fair: Find smallmouth bass on rock piles or on the points. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Find largemouth bass on the weed lines. Yellow Perch – Fair: Schools have started to move deeper off shore. Yellow Bass – Good: Easily find yellow bass while fishing for bluegill.

Iowa Great Lake water temperatures are around 43 degrees or lower. The extended forecast calls for continued cooler temperatures. Air temperatures are expected to be in the 20’s to upper 30’s for the remainder of the week. The area walleye bite has started to pick up in many wadable areas off shore. The yellow perch bite has began to pick up in many area lakes. For current conditions, call the Spirit Lake District Office at 712-336-1840.

October 21, 2020 - 9:55 am - Posted in Sports

The latest Iowa High School Cross Country team rankings are out from IowaRunJumpThrow.com.

In Class 3A Boys rankings, MOC-Floyd Valley is receiving votes.

Class 2A Boys rankings have Western Christian in the 7 spot, Unity at 13, and Sheldon rounds out the top 15. GLR/CL is receiving votes. Class 2A Girls rankings puts Sibley-Ocheyedan at 10, Cherokee in 11th, and GLR/CL and Okoboji are receiving votes.

For the complete rankings CLICK HERE