Crappie Distribution


State Record

Expert Tip


Present in these Iowa water bodies:
Lake/Stream County Location Acres/Length
Pool 19, Mississippi River Lee Amenities listed are at City of Ft. Madison boat ramp. Amenities vary by location in Pool 19 33500.00
Pool 18, Mississippi River Louisa Amenities listed are for the Toolsboro Ramp. The ramp at Toolsboro is paved but the road to the ramp is gravel. There is some shore fishing along the parking area and at the outlet of Lake Odessa. Amenities vary by location in pool 18 13300.00
Pool 16, Mississippi River Scott The amenities list are for Buffalo Shores campground in Buffalo, Iowa. Amenities at other locations in Pool 16 vary by location. 13000.00
Pool 17, Mississippi River Muscatine Amenities list for Muscatine City Ramp. This ramp is located in downtown Muscatine. Amenities vary by location in Pool 17. 7580.00
Big Creek Lake Polk 2 miles north of Polk City 814.00
Chain-O-Lakes Area Linn 2 miles East of Palo 700.00
Rock Creek Lake Jasper 4 miles northeast of Kellogg 466.20
Lost Grove Lake Scott Six miles east of Eldridge 400.00
Roberts Creek Lake Marion 6 miles northeast of Knoxville 288.00
Blue Lake Monona 3 miles west of Onawa 269.00
Muskrat Slough Jones 3 miles West of Olin 245.00
Blue Heron Lake (Raccoon River Park) Polk southwest of West Des Moines; Raccoon River Park 232.00
Nashua Impoundment (Cedar Lake) Chickasaw Located on the east edge of Nashua. 200.00
Dale Maffitt Reservoir Polk 6m SW Des Moines 200.00
Easter Lake Polk southeast edge of Des Moines 179.10
Hickory Grove Lake Story 3 miles southwest of Colo 100.30
RAPP Park Lakes Page north edge of Shenandoah 95.00
Cedar Lake Linn 84.00
Des Moines River (Stratford to Saylorville Lake) Polk The Highway 30 Access is in the middle of this river section and is located 3 miles west of Boone on the north side of Highway 30. 57.00
Little Sioux River (Correctionville to Missouri R) Harrison Little Sioux Park, 2 miles SW of Correctionville, Woodberry County Conservation Board 57.00
Des Moines River (Saylorville to Red Rock) Marion 50.00
McKinley Lake Union 50.00
Dudgeon Lake Benton 2 miles North of Vinton. 45.00
Gateway Park South Iowa On the North edge of Marengo 44.00
Copper Creek Polk North side of University Ave. in Pleasant Hill along Four Mile Creek. 42.50
Cherry Lake Tama On the Southwest edge of Tama 40.00
Beaver Lake Dallas 1 1/2 miles north of Dexter 34.00
Hooper Area Pond Warren 6 miles southwest of Indianola 33.80
Petersons Pit, West Story 4 miles northeast of Ames 33.00
Nishna Bend R.A. Ponds Shelby 4 miles south of Harlan 30.00
Jay Carlson Pit (west) Boone 3 miles west of Boone 25.60
Banner Lake (south) Warren 4 1/2 miles north of Indianola 24.00
Lake Oelwein Fayette Located on the south edge of Oelwein. 23.00
Bartlett Lake Fremont ½ mile west of Bartlett 22.00
Deppe Pond (north) Jasper 4 miles NE of Kellogg. 22.00
Murphy Lake Linn 1 mile Northwest of Bertram on the West side of Highway 13 20.00
Mariposa Lake Jasper 5 miles northeast of Newton 17.90
Banner Lake (north) Warren 4 1/2 miles north of Indianola 16.00
Grade Lake Clarke 15.00
Ankeny Lake (DMACC) Polk Ankeny, DMACC Campus 14.00
Fort Des Moines Pond Polk 13.60
Airport Lake Chickasaw Located 2 miles northwest of New Hampton. 9.00
Gilbertson Area Lake Fayette Located east of Elgin off of county highway B64. 7.00
Knoxville Pond Marion 1m SW Knoxville 7.00
Pioneer Park Pond Page 10m N Clarinda 7.00
Cedar Valley Park Quarries Cedar 7.5 miles Southwest of Tipton 5.00
Big Lake (Including Gilbert's Pond) Pottawattamie North 25th street exit off interstate 29. Nash Blvd to Big Lake Road. Northeast Council Bluffs. 5.00
Groesbeck W.A. Lake Union 4.00
Talmadge Hill Lake/Marsh Union 5m E Afton 4.00
Liberty Centre Pond Johnson One block west off Hwy 965 on Cherry Street 4.00
DMACC West Campus Pond Polk 1 mile west of I-35 and Grand Avenue interchange in West Des Moines. 3.60
Institutional Pond (aka Peter Pan Lake) Mills South edge of Glenwood. 3.00
Fossil Park Pond Floyd Located 1 mile west of Rockford. 2.00
Fife's Grove Park Pond Ringgold 1 mile north of Mount Ayr 1.00
Kokesh R.A. Pond Ringgold 1.00