Gimmel Lake

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location:
Acres: 28.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Yellow River State Forest

Amenities

Amenities at Gimmel Lake include:
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    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Black Crappie
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: unlimited; Mississippi River backwaters, combined black and white crappie - 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: No daily limit on private waters
    • Bluegill
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish; Mississippi River backwaters, combined bluegill and pumpkinseed - 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: unlimited; Mississippi River backwaters, combined bluegill and pumpkinseed - 50 fish
      • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
    • Flathead 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
    • Freshwater Drum
      • 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.
    • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. A 14-inch length limit applies to Mississippi River backwaters, and a 12-inch length limit applies to Missouri River backwaters.
    • Northern Pike
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
      • Possession Limit: 6 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur have the following limits: Mississippi River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Missouri River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Big Sioux River-6 fish daily bag, 12 fish possession limit
    • Sauger
      • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur; relevant local length and bag limits for border rivers apply
    • Smallmouth Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
      • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. A 14-inch length limit applies to Mississippi River backwaters, and a 12-inch length limit applies to Missouri River backwaters.
    • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur; relevant local length and bag limits for border rivers apply
    • White Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. In these areas, the daily bag and possession limit for the Mississippi River apply.
    • Yellow Perch
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other:

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    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.