Crawford Creek Impoundment

General Information

County: Ida
Location: 3 1/2 miles south of Battle Creek
Acres: 62.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1985)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Crawford Creek Impoundment include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • 09/25/2014 - 1,118 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2012 - 1,115 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/15/2010 - 892 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/11/2008 - 1,115 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 09/14/2006 - 1,380 Channel Catfish (7.0")
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
  • 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:
Crawford Creek is home to good sized bluegill (>8"), black crappie (>10"), and the occasional yellow perch (>8"). Look for spawning panfish in the spring east of the swimming beach on sandy substrate along the cattails. Target the panfish around habitat structure in deeper water later in the year and during the ice fishing season. Drift fish for panfish in late summer. The largemouth bass population is strong with a lot of opportunities to catch 14 to 16" bass with the occasional lunker. Channel catfish are stocked on a regular basis.(2017)

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Fish Surveys

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Water Quality

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