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  1. Conservation Forum
    Missouri River Funding Battle Funding for the Missouri River Recovery Program remains largely unchanged for the rest of fiscal year 2012, which ends September 30th. In the recently passed omnibus spending bill the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP) received $71.43 million. The 2012...
  2. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Brushy Creek Lake Ice has formed at the south boat ramp, but no one has been out on it yet. Everything else is still open water, even at the north end. Bacon Creek Lake There was about 5 inches of ice on Bacon Creek last weekend, with weak areas near the cattails. Anglers should use...
  3. Conservation Forum
    http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/NewReportsPublications/Hunting/FONSI%20and%20Final%20EA%20Zones%20and%20Split%20Seasons%20July%202011.pdf If you read the full content of this link many who may have reservations about changes or additional zones may in fact recognize the benefits of doing so...
  4. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Crawford Creek Impoundment Anglers report punching through the ice near shore with their boots. Travel on the ice is not advised. Bluegill - Slow: Anglers report marking a lot of fish but very little action. Fish are biting lightly. Brushy Creek Lake Ice has been forming in the...
  5. The Lodge
    Mo. River and Duck Report. Guys can get into some good duck hunting between the south stacks at the Coal facility and the farthest Northern stack of power generation at Port Neal Power Facility. Good numbers of ducks flying the river on the sunny days at about 1 to shooting time. On cloudy days...
  6. Bird Movement
    Well, who ever sits south of us in the am will have a chit pot full of new birds to yank at. Lots of birds came down river today around 3 pm until I couldnt see anymore but still could hear them. Specks, snows, honkers and ducks. Sunday should be a fresh start on some new birds. I seen a bunch...
  7. The Lodge
    Went to DNR website and they havent updated the migration survey yet. Will they be doing it this week?
  8. The Lodge
    These weather reports have got me worried that it is going to be another year where we might freeze at the same time as they do in Canada. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0442 http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/CAXX0547
  9. Conservation Forum
    Attached YOU may find the most refreshing statement by the Corps on new approaches to floodplain management along the Missouri River. Some people will not appreciate the reasonableness and efficiencies of these policies; we can encourage them to look at the science behind these approaches...
  10. Northern Zone
    What did you score? Lets try to match up the reported duck numbers on locations as reported to those who hunted the areas today. Just would like to see what folks say about the numbers reported vs to what was on the water come shooting time. Good luck guys. Bill
  11. Bird Movement
    We are having some issues with the DNR site so I thought I would try and upload the pdf here.
  12. The Lodge
    http://www.iowadnr.gov/portals/idnr/uploads/Hunting/august_survey.pdf?amp;tabid=1604
  13. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Bluegill fishing has really slowed down. Yellow Smoke Park Lake Water clarity is excellent. Panfish have slowed down, but bass fishing has picked up. Bluegill - Slow: The bluegill fishing has been slow, but the ones that are caught are big. Try...
  14. Conservation Forum
    WARM CONDITIONS PROMPT WARNING OF BLUE-GREEN ALGAE BLOOMS DES MOINES â€" Rapidly warming weather and water temperatures have prompted concerns about microcystin, a product of blue-green algae. Sun Valley Lake, a private lake and development in Taylor County, reported a small fish kill on...
  15. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Some medium size bluegills are still being caught. Try a small jig and a small piece of night crawler or a just a small piece of crawler under a bobber from the dam. Yellow Smoke Park Lake Water clarity is excellent. Bass and bluegill are starting...
  16. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Some medium size bluegills are still being caught. Try using a small jig and a small piece of night crawler or a just a small piece of crawler under a bobber from the dam. Yellow Smoke Park Lake Water clarity is excellent. Bass and bluegill are...
  17. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake Anglers are catching 8 to 9-inch bluegills at Nelson Park. Try using a small jig and wax worm or a small piece of night crawler. Oldham Lake Anglers are doing well for bluegill in the 6 to 9-inch size range and crappie in the 7 to 9-inch size range...
  18. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Nelson Park Lake 8 to 10-inch bluegills were being caught out of Nelson Park earlier in the week. Crawford Creek Impoundment Anglers fishing earlier in the week had little luck. Bacon Creek Lake Anglers are still catching quite a few trout at Bacon Creek...
  19. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Brushy Creek Lake Not a lot of fishing activity. The water is fairly turbid right now from last weekend’s rain. Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake) Water temperature is around 53 degrees. The dredging operation on Storm Lake will begin next week. Anglers and...
  20. Fishing Forum
    NORTHWEST Crawford Creek Impoundment Crawford Creek is open. Few anglers have been out fishing. Badger Lake Ice went out on Badger Lake on March 21. Bacon Creek Lake 1,500 rainbow trout were stocked on January 8. Anglers need a trout stamp in addition to their...
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