Diamond Lake

General Information

County: Dickinson
Location: 2 miles east, 2 miles north of Montgomery
Acres: 143.00
Maximum Depth: 7 ft. (1991)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Lower Gar State Recreation Area
Mini-Wakan State Park
Trappers Bay State Park
Gull Point State Park
Gull Point State Park
Marble Beach State Recreation Area
Emerson Bay State Recreation Area
Elinor Bedell State Park
Pikes Point State Park
Templar State Recreation Area

Amenities

Amenities at Diamond Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
No recent updates

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  • 10/11/2013 - 907 Largemouth Bass (3.75")
  • 06/15/2010 - 105,280 Yellow Perch (3")
  • 05/18/2010 - 2,687 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 04/15/2010 - 26,850 Northern Pike (1":)
  • 06/17/2009 - 72,963 Yellow Perch (1.3")
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:
  • 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, except for boundary lakes
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Except for border lakes
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Since 2009, common carp and bullhead numbers have increased in Diamond Lake and some indicators of water quality are diminishing. A complete renovation is planned with water levels lowered through the fall and winter (2017) to eliminate the undesirable fish populations currently present in Diamond Lake. Drawdown of the lake will be short term with fish stocking and water levels returning during the spring 2018. After restocking, fish growth will be extreme with northern pike and yellow perch approaching angler acceptable size by the end of the second growing season. (2018)

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.

Lake Mini-report

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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.