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Twelve Mile Creek Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 4 miles east of Creston
Acres: 635.00
Maximum Depth: 42 ft. (2007 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake


Amenities at Twelve Mile Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Most water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District lakes are below 80 degrees. River flows are variable with recent rains. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Twelve Mile lake access is good.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills up to 9 inches have been caught on small jigs in 12 foot of water along the weed lines and on the roadbed.
Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 13 inches have been caught trolling small crankbaits and drift fishing open water.
Walleye - Slow: Walleye up to 20 inches have been caught trolling crankbaits along flooded timber.

Fishing Forecast

Largemouth bass were sampled in high abundance with some exceeding 19 inches. Walleye were sampled in moderate abundance with a strong size class of 12 inches. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 9 inches. Crappies were sampled in moderate to high abundance with most around 10 inches. (2013)

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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.