KOA Lake Fishing Report

Fishing report for KOA Lake on Saturday March 14, 2015. A beautiful day forced me out of the house and I’m happy it did. I started off the fishing with a small, crawfish crank bait that I often have a lot of luck with. Today, however, nothing was biting or even pursuing. There was still snow on the ground, and even ice on the water, as the big winter snowfalls only recently ceased. I switched to a small, green and silver crank bait and immediately caught an 8″ largemouth bass. Two casts later I had another fish on but lost it after a couple of seconds. Those two hits were my only action of the day.

Small Bass Caught at KOA Lake on March 14, 2015
Small Bass Caught at KOA Lake on March 14, 2015

I was at KOA Lake for about two hours, and there were a flock of geese, several duck couples (Mallards and Goldeneye’s), and three other fisherman there during the same time. Two guys were “beer fishing” when I arrived, i.e. they had lines in the water with some sort of bait, but they were mostly just guzzling beer and enjoying the sunshine. As I was leaving, another man showed up complete with 4 rods, a fishing vest, and two Bud Light tallboys. We chatted for a bit and he said he ice fished on the lake a couple months ago, but he didn’t catch anything. He claimed KOA lake is about 50-60 feet deep in the middle, but he wasn’t sure what fish were available.

I left happier than when I arrived, and that’s the best day of fishing there can be.

When: 2pm, Saturday, Mar 14, 2015
Weather: Sunny, Calm, 64 degrees
Lures/Bait: Teeny Crawfish Crank Bait, Mini crank bait
Action: One 8″ Largemouth Bass, One lost unknown fish

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  1. I hope you dont eat fish from that lake. Its really contaminated. Lots of heavy metals. The whole Valmont Butte area is one of the worst in the country.

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