Lake Odesa Fishing Report near Wapello, Iowa

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Fishing Tips for Lake Odesa

on July 18th

While it’s true that Lake Odesa is more of a marsh managed for waterfowl that doesn’t mean that there lots of nice fish swimming around in here. Granted the fact it’s attached to the Mississippi River might have something to do with it. The crappies are the standout fishery with an average size of almost 11 inches. That doesn’t mean the largemouth catfish and panfish found here aren’t worth fishing for. It should be noted that the water levels are lowered in the summer so that makes boating tougher. However that drawdown can make the fishing better. The fishing pressure drops and the big fish and small fish are forced together so activity rises as the big fish eat the little fish.


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