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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  • 11/03/2015 - 2,581 Walleye (8")
  • 10/13/2015 - 2,436 Walleye (6")
  • annual 2014 - 7,365 Walleye (6")
  • 09/17/2014 - 2,399 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 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")
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)

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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.