: Lake Rathbun: The current lake level is 907.58 feet and water temperature is 75 degrees. Channel Catfish - Fair: Try dead chubs fished under a bobber or nightcrawlers. Target areas with large rocks such as the dam and around the Bridgeview bridge. Crappie - Slow: Anglers should try finding suspended schools of crappie and running small crankbaits through the school. Look for fish in 4-10 feet of water. Walleye - Fair: Anglers should try trolling nightcrawlers along submerged points and underwater islands. Crankbaits should 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