Today I went by myself in the afternoon for a few hours to a lake I had driven by a few times. My dad had told me he used to fish this lake a long time ago but I had no recent reports.
The boat ramp I choose was steep and I hadn’t realized there was a different one until I was leaving. The lake itself had surprisingly clear water and deep as well, it for to 25ft deep in the spots of the channel I went over. I fished all the way up the west side and started catching a few fish on a Scheels brand spinner bait and a pig and jig. After a few minutes I hooked into something huge and it took me a really long fight to get in. Once I did it ended up being an 18lb flathead that I got so excited about catching that I released it without remembering to take a picture!
I did end up catching 10-15 bass all between 12-17 inches. They seemed to be healthy and this lake was a fun place to fish and was very close to Omaha. I will be definitely be going back in the future.
Enjoy the pictures.
Overall Ranking: 4 Star
This lake is great size, depth and location. It was very beautiful being in the hills and the fishing was awesome. The only reason I didn’t give this lake a 5 star ranking is because the boat ramps were not in good shape and did have a dock at them.
Who: Brandon Dubois (my brother-in-law) and me
Where: Mile Hill, Glenwood Iowa
When: May 18th 2014
Weather 75 degrees with a breeze
Boat Type: 14ft jon boat and trolling motor
Another good trip that just goes to show how important the outdoors are. Today I took my brother-in-law. Right now he is just getting out of high school and starting his adult life. He could really use a positive roll model and what better way to spent a day together than on the lake fishing.
Since he is from Council Bluffs and had just purchased an Iowa license I decided to head over there to try some new lakes. We drove by Pony Creek but decided on Mile Hill since we could get out of the wind at that lake. The water was extremely clear, I could see for probably 5 ft through the water. There fore I saw plenty of fish but they were also spooked really easily.
We fished for a few hours before my trolling motor started giving me trouble and we decided to stop. But this lake was a very pretty lake. Up in the bluff hills of Iowa and had a lot of natural woodlands surrounding the lake. It had good parking and walking trails there as well.
The lake is only about 40 acres so we were able to fish most of it. We could see the bluegill spawning in the shallows and a few bass were still sitting up there as well but by the time we would get close they would spook as the water was so clear. We did end up finding a few nice crappy and missed some good bass bites. This is definitely a lake I will be trying again another time but I hope we have a little bit better luck…
Overall Ranking: 3 Star
This is a very pretty lake up in the hills. Good hiking paths and park area. The lake structure and water clarity were great, I just didn’t have much luck fishing it and the boat ramp was rough.