(Atlantic) Officials with the Iowa DNR spent last week putting trees on the ice at Littlefield Lake and Lake of Three Fires to create structure for fish habitat.
Bryan Hayes, with the DNR office in Lewis, said they typically do this during the summer months by boat, but with the icy conditions we’ve had, the process was much easier.
“We dragged these trees out on the ice using a four wheeler and we got them to the locations that we wanted them and then brought cinder block to them and wired the block to them with the idea that when the ice melts these trees will sink and create brush piles for fish, and habitat for fish in the lake,” explained Hayes.
Hayes said Littlefield Lake has virtually no structure for fish.
“The people that come there to fish, it will give them a place to target knowing that there will be fish around these brush piles,” said Hayes. “It’s going to create some habitat for fish in what was a featureless bottom out there on Littlefield Lake.”
Hayes said the brush piles will be added to their contour maps, which are available on the DNR website (www.iowadnr.gov).