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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, Gary Sobotka 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 limited fish clinics and outdoor classrooms
  • raising hybrid striped bass (Palmetto bass), red ear sunfish

    From left to right:  Fisheries Biologist - Gary Sobotka,
    Fisheries Technician - Dray Walter