4 miles West of Solon
Motors exceeding 10 hp are permitted from September 8 to May 20 at no wake speed.
Amenities at Lake Macbride include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Boat Rental
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
- Accessible Shoreline
|For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.|
|Most of the lake has 15-20" of ice. The area east of the causeway on the south arm has poor oxygen levels and is probably not worth fishing. It is also not worth fishing deeper than 25', as there is no oxygen beyond that depth. There has been very little activity out here this week.|
|Bluegill - Fair: Fish around any kind of brush or rock and chances are you will find bluegills. Unfortunately the size is marginal at best.|
|Crappie - Slow: Crappie reports are tough to come by. Fish over/around brush or rock in 12-18'.|
|Walleye - Slow: A few fish are being caught in the evening over rock piles and stumps.|
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