Tuttle Creek Reservoir
GPS Location: N39 15.445 W96 34.77
Impoundment Type: Reservoir
Surface Acres: 12,500 acres
Maximum Depth: 50 feet
Normal Lake Level: 1075 mls
Lake Temperature: 60
|Fishing Population||Creel Limit||Min Length Limit|
** Striped Bass or Wiper in Combination
*** Walleye, Sauger or Saugeye in Combination
Fishing Report - Last Update: 1/13/2015
|Species||Rating||Size||Baits, Method, & Location|
|Crappie||Fair to Slow||1/2 to 1.5 pounds||Crappie can be found around brush in 16 to 20 feet of water. Fishing has been spotty with a few anglers finding some schools of fish. The best place lately has been at the tubes below the dam.|
|White Bass||Slow||1/2 to 2 pounds||Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.|
|Catfish||Slow||Up to 20 pounds||No recent reports.|
|Largemouth Bass||Slow||1 to 5 pounds||Coves in southern third of the Reservoir have some locally good largemouth bass populations. The McIntyre Cove area tends to produce the best fishing.|
|Saugeye||Slow to Fair||Up to 6 pounds||A few being caught at the tubes on jigs, spoons or minnows.|
|Rainbow Trout||Fair to Good||Up to 5 pounds||
1,320 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on January 13th. These trout were larger than the trout normally stocked. So far 5,070 trout have been stocked this season. The ice was over 6 inches thick on 1/12/15 and people have been out on the ice fishing this week. The best bait has been brightly colored trout baits suspended a foot from the bottom. Fish have also been caught on worms, minnows, corn or lures.
Willow Lake is located in the Southeast corner of the Tuttle Creek River Pond area. A trout permit is needed to fish at Willow Lake during trout season. Anyone under 16 years of age with a properly licensed adult can harvest up to 2 trout without a trout permit.
Tuttle Creek is at conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx
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