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Spirit lake Sponsored by
Date 28-Aug-15
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Conditions : Spirit Lake: Big Spirit Lake - Largemouth Bass - Good: Fish are being caught under boat hoists around the lake. Fish jigs, wacky worms, or spinner baits. Fish the inside and outside edge of weed lines with Texas rigs, drop shots, swimbaits, or crankbaits in 8-9 feet of water. Smallmouth are hitting top-water along the west shore in the evening. Walleye - Fair: Anglers are catching walleye around 7:00 till dark at the North Grade. Fish above and below the slot are being caught and creeled. Successful anglers are using jigging raps, bobber and leech, or just jigging a leech. Walleyes are also being caught along the weed line in Anglers bay in 16-17 feet of water. This weed line runs east to west and larger walleyes are swimming along this edge. Fish jigs tipped with a leech. Yellow Perch - Excellent: Yellow perch are biting on the south end in 12-20 feet of water. Use small jigs and wigglers. Black Bullhead - Slow: The bullhead bite at the north grade is slowing. Creeled anglers are taking home single digits of 12-14 inch fish. Successful anglers are leaving worm on the bottom and fishing around submerged vegetation. Northern Pike - Slow: Anglers using weedless frogs or surface lures back in the north grade in the dense weeds are catching smaller northerns. Bluegill - Slow: A few bluegills are starting to show up on anglers’ hooks with all the rain lately. Anglers fishing at the north grade are reporting catching a few 8 inch bluegills.

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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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