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Date 21-Apr-17
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Conditions : Iowa River: (Coralville Lake to River Junction) Channel Catfish – Fair. Shovelnose sturgeon – Fair.

(Columbus Junction to Mississippi River) The Iowa River by Wapello is near flood stage, but should go back down by the end of the weekend. Not much for anglers out on the river.

(below Decorah) Water levels are falling and temperatures are rising. Visibility is poor. The sucker bite is on. Walleye - Slow: Try spinnerbaits and jerk baits along rocky shorelines. Smallmouth Bass - Slow: Use jigs tipped with nightcrawlers or ringworms. Try also bright colored twister tails. White Sucker - Good: Use a hook with a worm and enough weight to get the worm to the bottom.

(above Decorah) Water levels are falling with temperatures on the rise. Visibility is poor. Visit https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ia/nwis/rt for current water level information. Walleye - Fair: Try a blade bait or bigger crankbait near coldwater tributaries. Brown Trout - Fair: Try spinnerbaits near the mouths of coldwater tributaries. White Sucker - Good: Use a worm with enough weight for it to sit on the bottom. Watch your rod tip. When it bends, set the hook.

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