5 miles southwest of Indianola
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Lake Ahquabi include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Boat Rental
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Ice conditions are remaining steady in central Iowa with ice thickness ranging from 18 to 24 inches. Ice fishing will be continuing well into March. For questions on fishing central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd or Andy Otting at 515-432-2823. |
|Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing over the sunken tree and rock piles has been good. Mid lake out from the NW shoreline is a good area to start targeting.|
|Crappie - Good: Suspended crappies are being caught in the evenings after sunset mid lake in depths of 15 foot or greater using waxworms on glowjigs and live minnows.|
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)
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.
Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.
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.