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Spirit lake Sponsored by
Date 19-Sep-14
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Conditions : Spirit Lake: Smallmouth Bass - Fair: Smallmouth should start hitting on jerk baits and trolled crankbaits worked near rock piles. Walleye anglers are likely to come across a few of these hard fighters. Crappie - Fair: Anglers fishing from piers, docks and by boat near bull rush beds have been picking up a few small crappies using small jigs with plastic twister tails. Slip bobbers and a hook tipped with a small shiner should also work for folks. Yellow Perch - Good: Anglers are starting to get into a bunch of six-inch perch. Very few are angler acceptable size yet, but folks are having fun with them until they grow up a bit more. Walleye - Fair: Cooler daytime and overnight temperatures have dropped the water temperature on Big Spirit. This shift has started to get fish more active. Recent anglers pulling crankbaits near weed lines and across rocky points have been pulling a number of nice walleyes. The catch is still dominated by slot fish but a few keepers and lots of fun fishing is in store for folks hitting the water.

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About: - Spirit Lake is located approximately 1 mile north of the town of Spirit Lake in Dickinson County with its northern shores almost on the Minnesota boarder. It is the furthest north member of Iowa's Great Lakes and at 5,684 acres it is Iowa's largest natural lake. Due to its circular shape its 15.25 miles shoreline is less than its smaller neighbors East Okoboji and West Okoboji. Considering its size it is a fairly shallow lake with a maximum depth of 24 feet and a mean depth of 17 feet. The watershed is approximately 75 square miles with the majority in Minnesota.

The lake contains some 40 species of fish with 13 of these typically caught. Most of the walleye and yellow perch fishing is done from boat or through the ice. Bullhead fishing is a land lovers sport - during the spring run buckets full of bullheads are taken from shore, especially along the north grade (an area along the road on the north shore of the lake). This diverse fishery also has some good fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, muskie, crappie, and bluegill.

Spirit Lake holds all-time big fish records for freshwater drum and muskellunge.

An accessible fishing pier is located at the north grade of the lake. Boat access is provided at four major locations. On the south there is a double lane boat ramp at Orleans Beach. The west shore has ramps at Marble Beach State Recreation Area and Templar Park. There is also a double lane boat ramp on the north shore located at Mini-Wakan State Park.

  • largemouth bass
  • smallmouth bass
  • northern pike
  • muskie
  • crappie
  • bluegill

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