George Wyth Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: N edge Waterloo
Acres: 75.00
Maximum Depth: 18.7 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake

Nearby Parks


Amenities at George Wyth Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike and channel catfish continue to provide angler satisfaction on the interior rivers, reports are really good for both on the Cedar and Shell Rock Rivers in particular. Crappies are staging in the area lakes for the days of sunshine to move into the shallows for their annual spring spawn routine. Trout streams remain in excellent condition in Northeast Iowa, for further information contact the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.
There have been good reports of quality size crappie being taken from George Wyth Lake. Concentrate efforts near the fishing dock or off of the jetties for some good crappie action.
Black Crappie - Good: Try casting hair jigs or various colored tube jigs near the shallows for some fast crappie action.
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  • Sep 28 2015 12:00AM - 1,351 Channel Catfish (8")
  • May 19 2015 12:00AM - 375 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • Jun 4 2014 12:00AM - 375 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 09/25/2013 - 1,354 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 05/28/2013 - 652 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/10/2012 - 391 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 09/13/2011 - 1,238 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 05/19/2011 - 600 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/20/2010 - 552 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/22/2009 - 1,148 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 05/11/2009 - 507 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 05/09/2008 - 533 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/04/2007 - 1,012 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 06/01/2007 - 280 Northern Pike (4.8")
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
    • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
George Wyth supports fishable populations of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike. Bluegills top out in the 6-7 inch range and crappies in the 8-10 inch range with some larger individuals. George Wyth offers a good population of harvestable-sized channel catfish available for the taking. The largemouth bass population density in George Wyth is moderate with some quality-sized fish present. Fishing can be difficult on this lake due to lack of vegetation in most years and water level fluctuations. Try fishing near jetties or trees along the shoreline. (2015)


Fish Surveys

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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.