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Pleasant Creek Lake

General Information

County: Linn
Location: 4 miles North of Palo
Acres: 401.00
Maximum Depth: 55.5 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities

Amenities at Pleasant Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615. Ice is just starting to form on most areas, but ice conditions are not safe.
The lake is still ice free as of 11/20.

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 06/26/2013 - 4,100 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.4")
  • 06/11/2013 - 12,567 Walleye (1.7")
  • 09/11/2012 - 2,877 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 05/24/2012 - 12,325 Walleye (1.6")
  • 05/11/2012 - 1,224,816 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/01/2012 - 820 Muskellunge (12.6")
  • 04/11/2012 - 300,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 08/30/2011 - 3,125 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 06/08/2011 - 12,301 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/11/2010 - 820 Muskellunge (12.7")
  • 05/11/2010 - 400,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 04/29/2010 - 1,130,557 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/03/2009 - 4,520 Walleye (1.8")
  • 09/03/2008 - 6,442 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 05/23/2008 - 820 Muskellunge (13.5")
  • 07/19/2007 - 3,362 Channel Catfish (10")
  • 06/20/2007 - 755 Channel Catfish (9.5")
  • 08/29/2006 - 4,133 Channel Catfish (10.0")
  • 05/02/2006 - 819 Muskellunge (14.0")
  • 08/22/2005 - 3,182 Channel Catfish (10")
  • 10/05/2004 - 4,104 Channel Catfish (10")

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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Gizzard shad
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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: 18-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:
  • Quillback Carpsucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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 Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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 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.

Lake Mini-report

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.

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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