The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ fishing report for the week of Sept. 10 for southwest Iowa:

Lake Anita, Cass County, one mile south of Anita: Water clarity is good. Water temperatures are in the mid-70’s. Bluegill — Slow: Drift or troll small jigs tipped with berkly or nightcrawlers in 6 to 8 feet of water. Black Crappie — Fair: Best bite is early morning around tree piles for 7 to 9 inch black crappie. Largemouth Bass — Fair: Anita has a good bass population. Find fish along vegetation edges and around tree piles. Channel Catfish — Slow: Catfish are being caught on top of the two roadbeds in the lake and around jetties.

Lake Manawa, Pottawattamie County, southwest edge of Council Bluffs: Zebra mussels were found in Lake Manawa; clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving the lake. Channel Catfish — Fair: Use cut bait; fish are all sizes in the lake. White Crappie — Slow: A few large white crappies are being caught on the west shore. Walleye — Fair: A few anglers are having good success running a crawler through the dredge cuts. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) — Slow: Wipers are being caught on the east shoreline.

Littlefield Lake, Audubon County, four miles east of Exira: Zebra mussels were found in Lake Manawa; clean, drain and dry your boat when leaving the lake. Channel Catfish — Fair: Use cut bait; fish are all sizes in the lake. White Crappie — Slow: A few large white crappies are being caught on the west shore. Walleye — Fair: A few anglers are having good success running a crawler through the dredge cuts. Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) — Slow: Wipers are being caught on the east shoreline.

Meadow Lake, Adair County, six miles northeast of Greenfield: Water clarity is fair. Bluegill — Fair: Anglers report catching bluegills slow trolling and drifting. Fish average 8 inches. Largemouth Bass — No Report: There is a good population of largemouth bass up to 18 inches in the lake. Channel Catfish — Fair: Anglers can find large channel catfish in Meadow Lake. Cast cut bait into the tree piles.

Prairie Rose Lake, Shelby County, eight mile southeast of Harlan: Bluegill — Slow: Look for bluegills around tree piles and slow trolling the lake. Bluegills in Prairie Rose are quality-size. Black Crappie — No Report: A small population of large black crappies are in the lake. Channel Catfish — Slow: Channel catfish are being caught around the jetties and underwater reefs. Fish average 2 to 4 pounds. Largemouth Bass — Fair: A large population of 12 to 14-inch bass offer fun catch and release fishing.

Viking Lake, Montgomery County, four miles east of Stanton: Viking Lake is eight feet low. Black Crappie — Fair: Slowly troll jigs over humps and drop-offs in the lake. Fish average 9 inches. Largemouth Bass — Fair: Anglers are catching bass in tree piles using plastics. Channel Catfish — Fair: Cast stinkbait around tree piles to catch fish up to 6 pounds.

For more information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.

Green Valley Lake, Union County, 2-1/2 miles northwest of Creston: Largemouth Bass — Slow: Use jigs fished near cedar tree brush piles to catch largemouth bass up to 20 inches. Bluegill — Fair: Catch bluegill up to 7.5 inches with worms fished under a bobber along fishing jetties.

Lake Icaria, Adams County, four miles north of Corning: Channel Catfish — Good: Use nightcrawlers or chicken liver fished along rocky shoreline areas to catch channel catfish of all sizes.

Three Mile Lake, Union County, three miles northwest of Afton: Walleye — Slow: Use jigs tipped with live bait fished along the creek channels or main lake points to catch walleyes up to 22 inches. Bluegill — Fair: Catch bluegill of all sizes with jigs tipped with a nightcrawler fished near weed lines.

Twelve Mile Creek Lake, Union County, four miles east of Creston: Largemouth Bass — Slow: Catch largemouth bass up to 20 inches with jigs fished near cedar tree brush piles. Bluegill — Fair: Drift with small jigs to catch bluegill of all sizes.

Water temperature in most Mount Ayr district lakes is in the upper 70s. For more information, contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at (641) 464-3108.