Iowa DNR Fishing Report for Feb. 1st


Big Hollow Lake
Unsafe ice conditions.
Open water along the shore anywhere the sunshine is hitting. About 2 inches of slush/ice on the main lake.

Lake Belva Deer
Unsafe ice conditions. Ice is turning to a dark color and there are rings of open water around the trees.

Lake Darling
Unsafe ice conditions.
Most of the ice is turning to a dark blue/green color.  Areas of open water on the north side and around the jetties.

Lake Geode
Unsafe ice conditions.
About an inch and a half of slush/ice out on the lake with mostly open water along the shoreline.

Lost Grove Lake
Ice is deteriorating fast with continued warm weather. Ice fishing is not recommended.

Skunk River (Coppock to Mississippi River)
The Skunk River is opening up quickly with the snow melt and warm weather. It is wide open downriver of Mount Pleasant.

For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at 319-694-2430.