Bays Branch

General Information

County: Guthrie
Location: 2 miles southeast of Yale
Acres: 270.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Springbrook State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Bays Branch include:
  • Boat Access
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
No recent updates

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

  • 3/20/2017 - 75 Largemouth Bass (11")
  • 10/4/2017 - 150 Bluegill (4" - 7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
Bays Branch is managed for waterfowl with periodic draw downs. (2017)

Contacts

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.