Saylorville/Big Creek: Frozen
Local Ponds: Frozen
Des Moines River: Open water below Saylorville and Red Rock; not many reports of fish being caught (yet). Some buffalo and common carp are around and being caught, but the water temperatures are still very cold.
-Flow (below Saylorville): 469 cfs
-Flow (below Red Rock): 1420 cfs
We just finished up a weekend at the Midwest Bassmaster's Swap Meet in Des Moines. There was a great turnout of anglers from across the Midwest, and we were pleasantly surprised at the interest in the multiple fly-fishing booths at the show (Trout Unlimited, Central Iowa Fly Fishers, Fly Fish Iowa).
Even so, we can't help but look ahead to open water season. With days in the 50's and 60's forecasted throughout the week here in central Iowa, it can't be that far off, right?