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Lake Ahquabi

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 5 miles southwest of Indianola
Acres: 114.00
Maximum Depth: 17.5 ft. (1990)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake


Amenities at Lake Ahquabi include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For good summer fishing anglers should drift/slow troll the open water for bluegill and crappie. The Des Moines River Reservoirs are starting to produce some good white bass fishing. For information on central Iowa's lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd or Andy Otting at 515-432-2823.
Bluegill - Fair: Pitch or drift 1/16oz jigs tipped with small pieces of crawler close to the edge of the vegetation.
Crappie - Fair: Crappie can be caught drifting jigs or minnows close the the edge of the vegetation in 10 foot of water or more.

Fishing Forecast

Bluegill were sampled in good abundance with high numbers of 4 to 7 inch fish and fair numbers of 7 to 8 inches. Both white and black crappies are present. Black crappies make up the majority, with fish in the 7 to 10.5 inch range. White crappie sizes range from 8 to just over 11 inches. Redear sunfish are very abundant and reaching good size. Many redears were sampled in the 8 to 10 inch range. Largemouth bass were surveyed up to 17.5 inches, with most fish between 12 and 16 inches. Better numbers and size of bass likely exist, but the sampling method was impeded by dense vegetation during the spring. Channel catfish were not targeted during the 2013 survey, but are present in excellent numbers at all sizes above 12 inches.(2013)

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Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.