Things you should know about bass fishing tournaments from Lansing.
In 2020 Village Creek Landing was completely redone by the Iowa DNR. Consequently, the facilities are brand new and top notch. What used to be porta poddies are now very nice building with wide open clean spaces. Because such an investment was made here, the Iowa DNR keep a close eye on things.
When entering the landing there is a nice unrigging lane to the far left of the parking lot where 15 boats can rest nicely while they prepare for their voyage. Because the rigging lanes were laid out so well, the ramp traffic moves efficiently and the rigging lanes upon exit are a completely different and well placed section of the parking lot.
The launching ramps are saddled by docks to assist you in loading and unloading. There is also a fishing dock 25 feet south of the launch ramp and it is wheel chair accessible. As a result you’ll seldom have to deal with shore fishing from the launching docks.
When exiting drive straight ahead to the long rigging lane to the left or pull into one of the many nicely paved parking spots to prepare for travel.
If leaving through Lansing observe the 25 MPH speed limit next to the river to stay on the locals good graces. Lansing is an anglers town where bass boats are welcomed.
Pool 9 is a place most want to fish and many often take the long run to fish it from neighboring pools. Pool 9 has an abundance of backwater and current influenced areas making smallies and largemouth both prime targets. If you like fishing wing dams you’ve come to the right place too. Walleye boats pepper the water from early spring until late fall. Lansing has something from everyone.
We will be adding some fishing tips here soon, but until then don’t forget your flipping rods and swim jigs. A frog rod would also be a great idea but be sure you have braid on it as there are plenty of Northern Pike in this pool.
Across the street from the Kwik Star is a hardware store where Interstate batteries can be purchased at great prices. They also have a very river specific tackle wall with highly sought after local favorite lures. (Ribbit!)
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