: Lake Rathbun: Thicknesses of 8-12 inches of ice have been reported. Use caution along the shoreline due to last week's warm up and refreeze this week. Ice thickness varies along the shoreline. Fishing has been slow and fishing pressure has been light. Try to find underwater structure and use small jigs tipped with a minnow. The current lake level is 905.96 feet. Don't forget Lake Rathbun contains zebra mussels so make sure to clean, drain, and dry equipment before transporting to another water body.
Lures & Spinners
For further fishing reports in south central Iowa please call the Rathbun fish hatchery at 641-647-2406