Bluebill Lake

General Information

County: Cerro Gordo
Location: 4 miles Southeast of Clear Lake
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 20.3 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping project.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

McIntosh Woods State Park
Clear Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Bluebill Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
For information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Bluegill - Fair:
Ice thickness is 16-18 inches. Bluegills are biting on wax worms and largemouth bass have been taking minnows fished in 12-16 ft of water.
Largemouth Bass - Fair:
Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 09/18/2014 - 720 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/13/2012 - 720 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/08/2010 - 576 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • 09/10/2008 - 720 Channel Catfish (7.3")
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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Quality sized bluegill and crappie are available. Yellow perch are also frequently caught. Anglers fish these panfish species from the rock jetty starting in the early spring. As water temperatures warm, anglers fishing by boat get them drift fishing across the lake.(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.