Brushy Creek Lake

General Information

County: Webster
Location: 5 miles east of Lehigh
Acres: 690.00
Maximum Depth: 75 ft. (1998)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Brushy Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
For more information contact the Black Hawk District Office at 712-657-2638.
Anglers are picking up bluegill and crappie near shore. Fish areas near structure and closer to shore in 4-8 feet of water. Most are using a piece of crawler fished on a small jig under a bobber. Others have had luck with small minnows.
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  • Oct 13 2015 12:00AM - 3,458 Walleye (8")
  • May 11 2015 12:00AM - 254 Muskellunge (12.3")
  • Apr 29 2015 12:00AM - 1,496,978 Walleye (Fry)
  • Sep 25 2014 12:00AM - 12,432 Walleye (6")
  • Sep 15 2014 12:00AM - 4,141 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Jun 2 2014 12:00AM - 21,004 Walleye (2")
  • Aug 6 2014 12:00AM - 8,837 Walleye (2-3")
  • 09/27/2013 - 12,425 Walleye (3.3")
  • 06/11/2013 - 21,128 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/14/2013 - 316 Muskellunge (12.5")
  • 09/26/2012 - 11,571 Walleye (5.5")
  • 09/12/2012 - 4,140 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 07/11/2012 - 17,950 Walleye (3.3")
  • 05/07/2012 - 350 Muskellunge (12.6")
  • 09/23/2011 - 12,452 Walleye (4.0")
  • 08/17/2011 - 21,199 Walleye (3.5")
  • 06/23/2011 - 21,337 Walleye (2.5")
  • 05/12/2011 - 329 Muskellunge (12.4")
  • 09/28/2010 - 12,823 Walleye (5.0")
  • 09/13/2010 - 3,318 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • 06/29/2010 - 18,453 Walleye (2.2")
  • 10/07/2009 - 8,841 Walleye (4.5")
  • 06/03/2009 - 25,000 Walleye (1.9")
  • 05/08/2009 - 450 Muskellunge (14.0")
  • 10/16/2008 - 2,850 Walleye (9.0")
  • 09/18/2008 - 10,002 Walleye (7.2")
  • 09/09/2008 - 4,140 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 05/27/2008 - 653 Muskellunge (13.5")
  • 05/14/2008 - 3,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/22/2007 - 2,886 Walleye (9.6")
  • 10/04/2007 - 10,022 Walleye (4.8")
  • 06/29/2007 - 19,929 Walleye (2.4")
  • 05/16/2007 - 350 Muskellunge (13.2")
  • 10/10/2006 - 3,427 Walleye (9.5")
  • 09/27/2006 - 10,037 Walleye (5.5")
  • 09/05/2006 - 3,948 Channel Catfish (7.0")
  • 06/29/2006 - 10,000 Smallmouth Bass (1.6")
  • 05/08/2006 - 112 Muskellunge (14.0")
  • 05/08/2006 - 350 Muskellunge (14.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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Water Quality

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