The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ fishing report for southwest Iowa, as of Thursday, Sept. 12:

Greenfield Lake, Greenfield: Channel Catfish — Good: Shrimp and dip baits work best around the jetties.

Lake Anita, Anita: Lake Anita is being drawn-down three to four feet to install a new seawall. Boat access may be limited as the water comes down. The DNR will try to keep one ramp usable. Black Crappie — Fair: Anglers targeting brush piles are catching fish. Late afternoon has been good around the roadbeds. Bluegill — Fair: Anglers report catching bluegill slow trolling jigs and crawler in 10 to 14 feet of water. Largemouth Bass — Slow: Look for largemouth bass around deeper structure during the day. Channel Catfish — No Report: Fishing has been good for catfish off the jetties in the south arm.

Lake Manawa, Council Bluffs: A few anglers report catching walleye on the west side of the lake. Manawa’s no-wake restriction has been lifted. Channel Catfish — Fair: Try dip baits fished in the windblown shoreline. Walleye — Fair: Troll shad raps on the west shoreline.

Littlefield Lake, Audubon: Anglers report catching bluegills in the cedar tree piles. Bluegill — Fair: Use slip bobbers and crawlers around the tree piles; sorting is needed for larger fish.

Meadow Lake, Adair: The DNR put the stop logs back in at Meadow Lake. The lake will now refill with fall rains.

Nodaway Lake, Adair: Nodaway has a good catfish population. Channel Catfish — Good: Catfish are being caught in the upper end of the lake on shrimp.

Prairie Rose Lake, Harlan: Prairie Rose has a quality panfish population and an abundance of largemouth bass. Bluegill — Slow: Look for bluegills around tree piles. Drift close or cast to find quality sized fish. Black Crappie — No Report: Troll along the dam or around brush piles to find 10 inch black crappie. Largemouth Bass — Good: Bass fishing has been very good along vegetation edges. Fish are 12 to 14 inches long.

Viking Lake, Stanton: Viking is down 8 feet and will be maintained at this level until October. At that time, the gate will be closed and the lake will be allowed to refill. For more information, contact the Southwest District Office at (712) 769-2587.

Green Valley Lake, Creston: Bluegill — Fair: Try nightcrawlers under a bobber fished along the fishing jetties or cedar tree brush piles for bluegill up to 8 inches. Largemouth Bass — Slow: Use finesse plastics fished near cedar tree brush piles for largemouth bass of all sizes.

Three Mile Lake, Afton: Walleye — Slow: Catch walleye up to 15 inches with a nightcrawler or minnow fished along the roadbed or fish mounds.

• Twelve Mile Creek Lake, Creston: Largemouth Bass — Fair: Try jigs or finesse plastics fished along the weed line or cedar tree brush piles for largemouth bass of all sizes. Bluegill — Slow: Catch Bluegill up to 8 inches with small jigs or nightcrawlers fished along cedar tree brush piles. Water temperature in most Mount Ayr district lakes is in the mid-70’s. For more information, please call the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at (641) 464-3108.