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Des Moines Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Des Moines, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. White Bass

  2. White Bass

    There is a 80% catch rate for White Bass, based on 8 White Bass counted.

    Des Moines White Bass Counts Chart
    White

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  3. Black Crappie

  4. Black Crappie

    There is a 10% catch rate for Black Crappie, based on 1 Black Crappie counted.

    Des Moines Black Crappie Counts Chart
    Black

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  5. Gizzard Shad

  6. Gizzard Shad

    There is a 10% catch rate for Gizzard Shad, based on 1 Gizzard Shad counted.

    Des Moines Gizzard Shad Counts Chart
    Gizzard

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Recommendations above based on 3 species of fish and 10 fish counted for April around Des Moines.

To date, there are 29 species of fish and a total of 1026 fish counted for Des Moines and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 8/1/1859 (165 years).

Last Update: 4/12/2024 7:45:57 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Des Moines Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Des Moines are the following:

  1. Trees Cedar536


  2. Trees Cedar543


  3. Trees Cedar538


  4. Trees Cedar564


  5. Trees Cedar547


  6. Trees Cedar545


  7. Trees Cedar533


  8. Trees Cedar566


  9. Trees Cedar532


  10. Trees Cedar489


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Latest Des Moines Fishing Reports

  • white bass
    white bass are hitting red and white jigs below the spillway at saylorville lake north west of Desmoines Iowa


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  1. Big Creek Marina


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