: Lake Rathbun: The current lake level is 914.17 feet. The water temperature is 74 degrees. Channel Catfish - Slow: With the recent rains, look for areas where runoff is coming into the lake and target those areas. Crappie - Slow: As the water cools, look for areas with tree piles or stumps. Try using a minnow and jig combination or a minnow and a bobber. Walleye - Slow: Try areas with a change in depth around underwater islands and submerged points. Try trolling or casting in these areas. Don't forget Lake Rathbun contains zebra mussels so make sure to clean, drain, and dry equipment before transporting to another water body. Spray boats and trailers with high pressure hot water (above 104 degrees) or let them dry for at least 10 days (5 days in the sun).
Lures & Spinners
For further fishing reports in south central Iowa please call the Rathbun fish hatchery at 641-647-2406