: Lake Rathbun: The current lake level is 910.77 feet. The lake is about 10 percent ice covered in the protected bays and coves, but that ice is not thick enough to support anglers. The entrance to Southfork marina is closed for the season. 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. 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