Ice Fishing Iowa board sponsored by

Author Topic: SouthWest Iowa  (Read 16105 times)

Offline ClamGuy

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 91
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #60 on: Dec 27, 2020, 03:25 PM »
Found 3” near Underwood. Lots of nice gills.






Offline Beerguzzler17

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 13
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #61 on: Dec 31, 2020, 03:18 PM »
Just checked Pony Creek this morning.  Where the snow compacted down there is about 1 1/2" of "crust ice" and then 2 1/2" of clear black ice underneath.  Where the snow is still "fluffy" on the ice there is only 2" of clear black ice.  All measurements were done with an actual tape measure so these are not guesstimates.  Sadly this last snow storm hit before the ice could really grow to a safe level.  Stay safe out there and Happy New Year to all.

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #62 on: Jan 01, 2021, 01:53 PM »
Fished a small Carroll country pond this morning. 6 inches of ice with snow and slush on top. Bluegills were slow and steady.

Offline HardWaterSlabDaddy

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 11
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #63 on: Jan 06, 2021, 10:12 AM »
Has anyone fished Viking yet this season or checked the ice? Whats the water level did it ever come back up from summer?

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #64 on: Jan 10, 2021, 01:23 PM »
Fished 2 Carroll county ponds 6-8 inches of ice. really slow. Got a few nice gills and crappie.

Offline duckaholic76

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 44
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #65 on: Jan 10, 2021, 05:52 PM »
Fished a farm pond in Mills county today. 6in of ice. Lots of gills and a couple nice bass

Offline LarryClutch

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 447
  • Go Big or Go Home
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #66 on: Jan 15, 2021, 09:35 PM »
Checked a pond tonight east or CB. 6-7 inches of ice with 4-5 inches of slush on top.

Offline ClamGuy

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 91
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #67 on: Jan 17, 2021, 12:48 PM »
Fished 6-8” of ice with 2-3” of slush on top this morning. Pony creek. Lots of lookers, no takers. South end wide open. Only safe ice is on the north end.

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #68 on: Jan 19, 2021, 01:06 PM »
Does anyone know what ice conditions are at prairie rose or little field? Heading that way tomorrow.

Offline bulzeye121

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 49
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #69 on: Jan 01, 2022, 01:34 PM »
1-1-22
 Anyone been out to explore ice in SWI yet? 4" - 5" at Manawa off boyscout this morning! Happy New Year!!

Offline ClamGuy

  • IceShanty Rookie
  • **
  • Posts: 91
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #70 on: Jan 01, 2022, 04:38 PM »
Fished just north of Mo Valley yesterday. 4-5” clear solid ice. Tons of tiny gills and crappie. Sure was nice to hit the ice

Offline bert29

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #71 on: Jan 01, 2022, 06:35 PM »
I fished Blackhawk Lake near Lakeview on Thursday. Had 4-5" ice there and we caught a few decent perch, a bunch of 6-7 inch crappies (2 that were 10") and a few small gills.
I haven't checked anywhere around Glenwood area yet--it was open water around not too long ago. I'm thinking after this sharp cold spell ice should be thick enough. I might try somewhere close by tomorrow if weather isn't too brutal.

Offline Ice_Fly_Guy

  • Team IceShanty Addict
  • *
  • Posts: 917
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #72 on: Jan 01, 2022, 07:47 PM »
Tried a pond just north of Hwy 30 yesterday.  Ice was a consistent 4" there. Found lots of finicky bluegills.  My son and I managed to get about 10 to bite including a couple pretty good ones. Someone decided to throw crappies in this pond illegally so I'm in a mission there to take as many as I can(legally).

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #73 on: Jan 01, 2022, 08:48 PM »
Fished a Crawford county pond yesterday. Good bluegill bite. 4” of ice.

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #74 on: Jan 02, 2022, 07:19 PM »
Hit n Audubon county pond today good early bite . 6 inches of ice. Drove by Littlefield big goose hole out from the beach.

Offline bert29

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 211
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #75 on: Jan 09, 2022, 09:12 AM »
 I was able to get out and fish this Saturday on Pony Creek. Pretty much 7-8" ice everywhere I was at on lake. A lot of people out on the lake yesterday. Fishing was slow, a few gills, some small crappies, and a few yellow bass. Really windy as well!
I had a friend who fished Icaria yesterday and did well on some nice bluegills and a few decent crappies. Not sure where he fished though on that lake.

Offline LarryClutch

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 447
  • Go Big or Go Home
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #76 on: Jan 28, 2022, 02:49 PM »
What’s the word?  Thinking of Icaria tomorrow. Anyone been over there?

Offline crappeye

  • Team IceShanty Regular
  • ***
  • Posts: 209
Re: SouthWest Iowa
« Reply #77 on: Feb 19, 2022, 03:23 PM »


Getting sketchy

 



Iceshanty | MyFishFinder | MyHuntingForum
Contact | Disclaimer | Privacypolicy | Sponsor
© 1996- Iceshanty.com
All Rights Reserved.