Banner Lake (south)

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 4 1/2 miles north of Indianola
Acres: 24.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Banner Lake (south) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • annual 2015 - 250 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/23/2015 - 301 Channel Catfish (8")
  • annual 2014 - 200 Brook Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 2,460 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • Winter 2013 - 2,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 10/01/2013 - 155 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • winter 2012 - 2,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 04/02/2011 - 2,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2010 - 6,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2009 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2008 - 8,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2007 - 8,640 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 05/22/2007 - 1,500 Black Bullhead (8.0")
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
  • 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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
Banner Lake South may not be an excellent fishery, but it does provide a unique opportunity to fish very clear water and abundant shoreline habitat. The bluegill are present in high numbers, but as in most strip mine lakes they rarely grow past 6 inches. A fair to good largemouth bass fishery exists. Most bass sampled were between 9 and 14 inches, but a couple fish over 20 inches were also seen. Both white and black crappie are present in low to medium numbers, but white crappie provide a better opportunity. White crappie make up the majority and chances at a large fish exist. White crappie were sampled up to 13 inches with the average being just over 8 inches. Rainbow trout are stocked in the fall and spring and provide good fishing through the cold water months.(2011)

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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.