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Mount Ayr Fisheries Management Office

2093 E Loch Ayr Rd.
Mt. Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-3108
(641) 464-3493 (fax)


The Mount Ayr Fisheries Station is located straight north of Mount Ayr just below Loch Ayr Lake. The fisheries management team consists of a biologist, Andy Jansen and a technician, Dray Walter. This team manages public fishing waters in Adams, Clarke, Decatur, Madison, Page, Ringgold, Taylor and Union Counties. Some of the larger and more popular bodies of water in this area are Green Valley, Lake Icaria, Three Mile, Twelve Mile and West Lake Osceola. Some of the activities undertaken by this management team include: 

  • surveying and assessing fish populations in lakes, rivers and streams
  • installing fish habitat and other structures
  • performing fish kill investigations
  • conducting fish clinics and outdoor classrooms
  • raising hybrid striped bass (Palmetto bass), redear sunfish  

From left to right: Fisheries Technician - Dray Walter, Fisheries Biologist - Andy Jansen,

Check out the fall Mt. Ayr district newsletter for ice fishing hot spots, tips for using lake habitat structure for fall fishing success and new state record fish caught in the district.

The spring district newsletter for the Mt. Ayr district provides information about activities undertaken by the management team, as well as a fishing forecast.