Lake Smith

General Information

County: Kossuth
Location: 3 miles north of Algona
Acres: 59.00
Maximum Depth: 10 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Ambrose A. Call State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Smith include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Bluegill - Good:
For information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Ice thickness is 16-20 inches. Bluegills are biting on wax worms.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/17/2014 - 1,064 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2012 - 1,064 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/16/2010 - 850 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 10/22/2008 - 1,800 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
  • 06/04/2008 - 2,950 Channel Catfish (5.4")
  • 10/31/2007 - 1,980 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
  • 06/27/2007 - 6,000 Largemouth Bass (1.8")
  • 05/23/2007 - 2,950 Channel Catfish (5.4")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
The bluegill and largemouth bass fisheries are very good in Smith Lake. Anglers can catch bluegills over 9 inches and largemouth bass in the 18-21 inch range. The minimum length for largemouth bass is 18 inches in Smith Lake. Channel catfish and crappie are definitely worth targeting here as well.(2016)

Contacts

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.