: Lake Rathbun: The current lake level is 905.13. The water temperature is 52 degrees. Lake Rathbun contains zebra mussels so make sure to properly drain, clean, and dry boats 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). Channel Catfish - Fair: Use cut bait in areas where water is flowing in to the lake or the wind is blowing into the shoreline.
Lures & Spinners
For further fishing reports in south central Iowa please call the Rathbun fish hatchery at 641-647-2406