: Lake Rathbun: The current lake level is 911.67 feet. The water temperature is 54 degrees. Crappie - Slow: Try fishing around the flooded vegetation along the shoreline using a minnow and jig combination or a minnow and a bobber. Sorting will be required for larger fish. Walleye - Slow: Try using jigs and minnows around submerged points. Also look for underwater rock piles and islands where there is some variation in depth. Trolling or drifting nightcrawlers can also be tried in the same 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