Lake Cornelia

General Information

County: Wright
Location: 3 1/2 miles north, 2 miles east of Clarion
Acres: 243.00
Maximum Depth: 20.6 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Cornelia include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • Oct 13 2015 12:00AM - 2,436 Walleye (6")
  • Nov 3 2015 12:00AM - 2,581 Walleye (8")
  • Sep 17 2014 12:00AM - 2,399 Channel Catfish (8")
  • annual 2014 - 7,365 Walleye (6")
  • 10/03/2013 - 3,625 Walleye (3.3")
  • 07/17/2013 - 7,557 Walleye (2.6")
  • 09/23/2011 - 3,635 Walleye (4.0")
  • 05/18/2011 - 4,960 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 10/06/2010 - 2,651 Walleye (5.0")
  • 06/25/2010 - 7,428 Walleye (2.2")
  • 07/09/2009 - 7,445 Walleye (2.9")
  • 05/21/2009 - 5,120 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 07/03/2008 - 12,055 Walleye (2.8")
  • 06/14/2007 - 7,413 Walleye (2.2")
  • 05/23/2007 - 4,860 Channel Catfish (5.4")
  • 10/03/2006 - 5,046 Walleye (5.7")
  • 09/14/2006 - 4,863 Largemouth Bass (4.9")
  • 06/19/2006 - 7,292 Walleye (1.8")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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
  • 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: Except for border lakes
  • 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.
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • 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:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • 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
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Yellow bass population has increased at Lake Cornelia. The size of these fish range from 6-8 inches. Walleye can be caught from ice out through June, but the population is not very strong. Channel catfish angling is excellent throughout the season. Most catfish are 1-3lb fish. The bullhead population has dramatically decreased, but some fish are still available.(2016)

Contacts

Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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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.