High Lake

General Information

County: Emmet
Location: 6 miles east of Wallingford
Acres: 467.00
Maximum Depth: 8 ft. (1992 - Maximum depth 8 feet.)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Fort Defiance State Park

Amenities

Amenities at High Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 06/06/2014 - 7,792 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 04/21/2014 - 475,967 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/02/2012 - 83,166 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/20/2011 - 4,363 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 04/08/2011 - 797,893 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/01/2010 - 503,835 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/28/2009 - 97,718 Northern Pike (1.8")
  • 04/03/2009 - 465,933 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 05/06/2008 - 7,471 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 04/16/2008 - 250,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/11/2008 - 588,842 Northern Pike (Fry)
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
  • 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: Except for border lakes
  • 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
  • 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:
  • White 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
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Incidental catches by commercial fisherman indicate good numbers of large crappie exist in this lake.(2015)

Contacts

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.