Browns Lake

General Information

County: Woodbury
Location: 2 miles west of Salix
Acres: 580.00
Maximum Depth: 10 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Browns Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 07/06/2015 - 883 Walleye (10.3")
  • 05/20/2015 - 2,500 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 09/22/2014 - 3,467 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 07/31/2014 - 8,600 Walleye (2-3")
  • 06/03/2014 - 2,510 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 08/16/2013 - 15,313 Walleye (2.8:)
  • 05/28/2013 - 5,033 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/20/2012 - 3,480 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 05/07/2012 - 2,609 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 10/10/2011 - 6,120 Walleye (4.1")
  • 05/17/2011 - 2,728 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 10/04/2010 - 2,648 Walleye (5.0")
  • 09/21/2010 - 2,784 Channel Catfish (9.6")
  • 05/17/2010 - 2,522 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/12/2009 - 3,048 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/25/2008 - 3,480 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 05/08/2008 - 3,003 Northern Pike (2.3")
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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur have the following limits: Mississippi River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Missouri River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Big Sioux River-6 fish daily bag, 12 fish possession limit
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur; relevant local length and bag limits for border rivers apply

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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.