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Storm Lake (incl Little Storm Lake)

General Information

County: Buena Vista
Location: south edge of Storm Lake
Acres: 3097.00
Maximum Depth: 20.4 ft. (2008 - Mapped in 2008)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Amenities

Amenities at Storm Lake (incl Little Storm Lake) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For more information on lakes and rivers in this area contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
The dredge machine is still in operation on the lake. Boaters should stay clear of the dredge machine and pipeline in the northeast part of the lake.
Walleye - Fair: Recent surveys show there are good numbers of walleye in the 14 to 17 inches size range. Try fishing along the Chautauqua jetty and north shore and along Starr park and the inlet channel.

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 10/23/2013 - 13,183 Walleye (8.3")
  • 10/04/2013 - 26,987 Walleye (3.3")
  • 08/22/2013 - 28,443 Walleye (2.8")
  • 07/17/2013 - 44,747 Walleye (2.7")
  • 06/11/2013 - 77,442 Walleye (1.8")
  • June 2012 - 77,012 Walleye (2.0")
  • 10/17/2012 - 15,502 Walleye (8.5")
  • 09/24/2012 - 9,004 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 10/13/2011 - 14,508 Walleye (8.3")
  • 06/23/2011 - 77,920 Walleye (2.5")
  • 10/18/2010 - 15,449 Walleye (9.4")
  • 09/15/2010 - 7,200 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 06/30/2010 - 66,828 Walleye (1.5")
  • 04/28/2010 - 8,275,305 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/13/2009 - 15,452 Walleye (9.2")
  • 10/21/2008 - 15,990 Walleye (9.0")
  • 09/29/2008 - 15,003 Walleye (5.3")
  • 09/15/2008 - 9,000 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 07/07/2008 - 21,065 Walleye (2.0")
  • 05/14/2008 - 5,500,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/22/2007 - 15,000 Walleye (10")
  • 09/27/2007 - 2,698 Channel Catfish (7.5"-)
  • 09/25/2007 - 31,155 Walleye (4"-6")
  • 06/27/2007 - 19,449 Walleye (2.4")
  • 10/10/2006 - 15,594 Walleye (9.5")
  • 09/27/2006 - 7,200 Channel Catfish (6.2")
  • 09/26/2006 - 15,114 Walleye (5.5")
  • 04/27/2006 - 3,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/12/2005 - 34,575 Walleye (9.5")
  • 05/23/2005 - 458 Walleye (6")
  • 10/21/2004 - 4,000 Walleye (8")
  • 09/14/2004 - 42,977 Walleye (6")
  • 07/20/2004 - 9,001 Channel Catfish (7")

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
  • 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: Except for border lakes
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: all 17 to 22-inch walleyes must be immediately released alive
    • Other: No more than one walleye longer than 22 inches may be taken per day
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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.

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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