3 miles southwest of Keosauqua
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Lake Sugema include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|If you have other questions regarding fishing in south central Iowa please call the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406.|
|Ice thickness is reported at 8-10 inches. Fishing has been slow on Lake Sugema with some anglers catching a few crappie using waxworms. Concentrate on areas with submerged structure or within a few feet of the lake bottom. If we get a warm-up the ice around the shoreline will start to melt so use caution getting on and off the ice.|
Largemouth bass density is high and growth is moderate. Large numbers of largemouth bass in excess of 15 inches are present. Largemouth bass fishing at Lake Sugema is among some of the best in southern Iowa. Large numbers of sub-slot fish (less than 12 inches) are present and the angling public is encouraged to harvest these fish according to normal bag limits (three fish). Bluegill angling is excellent and fish in excess of 7 inches are most plentiful. Crappie numbers are lower and currently crappie year classes are relatively weak. Walleye numbers continue to grow and sampling in the fall of 2009 demonstrated that the most abundant walleye year classes are between 18 and 23 inches in length. Spring angling seems to be most successful for these fish.(2009)
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