West Lake (Osceola)
2 miles west of Osceola
32 ft. (1987)
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at West Lake (Osceola) include:
- Boat Access
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District lakes are in the mid 70's or lower 80's. River flows are starting to return to base flow. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.|
|West Lake access is good.|
|Crappie - Good: Crappies up to 9 inches have been caught with small jigs and minnows drift fishing the main lake and near the flooded timber.|
Largemouth bass were sampled in moderate abundance. Bass were sampled in all sizes with some exceeding 20 inches. Bluegills were sampled in low to moderate abundance with most below 7 inches. Crappies were sampled in high abundance with most ranging between 7.5 to 8.5 inches.(2013)
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