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: 12/9/2014
|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.|
|White Bass||Fair to Slow||1/2 to 2 pounds||They can be found near schools of shad or along rocky points. Overall numbers are down this year, but the fish are of a good size.|
|Catfish||Fair to Slow||Up to 20 pounds||A few catfish are being caught in the upper end of the reservoir along the river channel.|
|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||Up to 6 pounds||Saugeye fishing has been slow in the reservoir. Some being caught at the tubes on jigs.|
|Rainbow Trout||Fair||Up to 5 pounds||
1,750 rainbow trout were stocked into Willow Lake on December 3rd. So far 3,750 trout have been stocked this season. The lake will receive regular stockings until April for a total of 12,750 trout. The best bait has been brightly colored trout baits suspended a foot from the bottom. Fish have also been caught on worms, 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 three feet above conservation pool. You can check current water conditions at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Locations/DistrictLakes/TuttleCreekLake/DailyLakeInformation.aspx
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