Twelve Mile Creek Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 4 miles east of Creston
Acres: 635.00
Maximum Depth: 42 ft. (2007 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Green Valley State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Twelve Mile Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
Water temperature in Mount Ayr district lakes is in the upper 70's to low 80's. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill up to 9 inches have been caught using nightcrawlers fished along cedar tree brushpiles.
Largemouth Bass - Slow: Largemouth bass up to 20 inches have been caught using soft plastics fished near cedar tree brushpiles or rockpiles.
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  • Sep 17 2015 12:00AM - 3,201 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Oct 20 2015 12:00AM - 6,358 Walleye (8")
  • Apr 22 2015 12:00AM - 1,905,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 6,499 Walleye (8")
  • annual 2014 - 3,700,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/28/2013 - 7,161 Walleye (8.4")
  • 09/26/2013 - 3,200 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 06/20/2013 - 1,700,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/12/2012 - 6,351 Walleye (8.0")
  • 10/12/2011 - 4,853 Walleye (8.3")
  • 08/29/2011 - 2,455 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 10/17/2010 - 4,597 Walleye (9.7")
  • 10/08/2009 - 3,651 Walleye (9.3")
  • 09/09/2009 - 5,884 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 10/10/2008 - 6,499 Walleye (9.4")
  • 07/10/2008 - 10,028 Smallmouth Bass (2.0")
  • 10/26/2007 - 5,852 Walleye (10")
  • 09/13/2007 - 2,000 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 06/22/2007 - 30,800 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/12/2007 - 6,529 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • July 2006 - 1,560 Walleye (3.8")
  • 10/31/2006 - 1,519 Walleye (9.3")
  • 06/15/2006 - 25,600 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/05/2006 - 19,930 Walleye (1.2")
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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-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:
  • White 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
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Largemouth bass were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 18 inches. Walleye were sampled in low to moderate abundance with several between 14 and 18 inches. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 10 inches. Crappies were sampled in low to moderate abundance with some exceeding 12 inches. Yellow perch were sampled in low abundance with some exceeding 12 inches.(2015)

Contacts

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Water Quality

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