Dickcissell Lake

General Information

County: Boone
Location: 4m E Boone
Acres: 13.00
Maximum Depth: 8 ft. (1977 - The maximum depth was 8' before the excavation (deepening) in 1980. The borrow was deepened 10'-15'.)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Ledges State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Dickcissell Lake include:
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates

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  • 07/15/2015 - 1,000 Yellow Perch (1.4")
  • 04/30/2015 - 125 Yellow Perch (Adult)
  • 04/14/2015 - 26 Largemouth Bass (Adult)
  • 04/14/2015 - 20 Yellow Perch (Adult)
  • 09/26/2013 - 61 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/13/2011 - 73 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 09/16/2009 - 77 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/17/2007 - 122 Channel Catfish (8.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
The fishery at Dickcissel was renovated in the spring of 2015 to remove common carp, grass carp and buffalo. The lake was restocked with largemouth bass and yellow perch to create a unique fishing opportunity. Largemouth bass are numerous with sizes from 5- to 13-inches. The yellow perch population is still small with sizes from 4- to 11-inches. Perch may be worth targeting later in the 2017 fishing season. (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.