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Awesome but.....
Avatar of sean-lewissean-lewis

Awesome place to fish and it’s very clear. But.... if you don’t have a military ID and a base permit for fishing , you can be fined and you will be kicked out . So just be careful because security forces and base operations patrols the area and will ask you for this information. So just be military or a vet if you fish here . This is considered part of the military base . But I’ve caught gar, catfish , small mouths , large mouths, perch, blue gill and sun fish here

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Places to catch Channel catfish in Council Bluffs, IA

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Places to catch Bluegill in Council Bluffs, IA

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Solid lake
Avatar of jragland1677jragland1677

Tons of bluegill, fish with a bobber and a worm or fish the bottom with a worm for lots of bluegill. Use stink bait for catfish, secret seven I’ve had the most luck with. Not much of a bass fisherman but they’re in there for sure. EAT THE YELLOW BASS, they taste good.

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