Beeds Lake

General Information

County: Franklin
Location: 2 miles west, 1 mile north of Hampton
Acres: 90.00
Maximum Depth: 24.9 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Beeds Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Beeds Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/09/2014 - 1,800 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/29/2013 - 1,016 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/13/2012 - 1,800 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 05/08/2012 - 512 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/18/2011 - 669 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 09/08/2010 - 1,440 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • 05/18/2010 - 515 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/13/2009 - 1,038 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 09/10/2008 - 1,800 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 05/07/2008 - 1,014 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 09/07/2006 - 1,600 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 05/11/2006 - 654 Northern Pike (2.5")
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:
  • 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:
  • White 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
  • White Sucker
    • 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.
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Bluegill and crappie angling remain consistent at Beeds. The bluegill run 6.5-7.5 inches. Crappie run 7-9 inches, with an occasional larger fish. Yellow bass between 6-8 inches are available too. Largemouth bass angling is decent with a variety of sizes available. Channel catfish is a popular species to fish in the summer months and shortly after ice-out.(2016)

Contacts

Fish Surveys

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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.