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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

Amenities

Amenities at Brushy Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Ice thickness on lakes in the Black Hawk District varies from about 10 to 20 inches. For more information on the Black Hawk District call 712-657-2638.
Bluegill - Slow: Some bluegill are being picked up in 20-30 feet of water with a small jig and waxworm. Anglers have also had luck fishing the west side near the timber in about 20-25 feet of water.
Ice on Brushy varies from about 12 -15 inches.
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappies are being caught in 20-30 feet of water on submerged structure. Anglers are having luck using a minnow and spoon. Wax worms and spikes on a small jig have also picked up fish.
Walleye - Slow: A few walleye have been caught in about 20 feet of water.
Yellow Perch - Fair: Yellow perch 6-10 inches in length have been picked up in 20-25 feet of water near the west end of the lake. Small jig and waxworm seems to be working the best, with larger perch biting on a small spoon with minnow head.

Fishing Forecast


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 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")
  • 10/21/2005 - 6,011 Walleye (8.9")
  • 09/19/2005 - 4,900 Channel Catfish (6.6")
  • 05/12/2005 - 220 Muskellunge (13.0")

Regulations

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:

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.

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