Lake Icaria

General Information

County: Adams
Location: 4 miles north of Corning
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth: 30 ft. (2003 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No jet boats or jet skies allowed. Outboard and inboard-outboards only, no inboards.

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Icaria include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
Water temperature in Mount Ayr district lakes is in the low 70's. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish of all sizes have been caught using nightcrawlers or cut bait fished along rocky structure.
Bluegill - Fair: Bluegill up to 8 inches have been caught using nightcrawlers fished along the fish mounds.
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie up 10 inches have been caught using jigs fished along deep cedar tree brushpiles.
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  • Oct 21 2015 12:00AM - 6,500 Walleye (8")
  • Jun 29 2015 12:00AM - 6,470 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • Jun 16 2016 12:00AM - 6,609 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • Apr 29 2015 12:00AM - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • Apr 29 2015 12:00AM - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • Apr 22 2015 12:00AM - 1,944,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • May 8 2014 12:00AM - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • May 8 2014 12:00AM - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • May 1 2014 12:00AM - 1,800,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • Jun 17 2014 12:00AM - 8,995 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • Jun 17 2014 12:00AM - 10,567 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • annual 2014 - 6,508 Walleye (8")
  • 11/06/2013 - 8,684 Largemouth Bass (3.8")
  • 10/31/2013 - 6,177 Walleye (8.5")
  • 10/24/2012 - 6,503 Walleye (8.2")
  • 06/28/2012 - 3,686 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 06/28/2012 - 6,819 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 03/28/2012 - 300 Largemouth Bass (4.6")
  • 10/18/2011 - 4,564 Walleye (8.3")
  • 10/18/2010 - 4,740 Walleye (9.7")
  • 10/12/2009 - 3,325 Walleye (9.4")
  • 09/14/2009 - 2,828 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 10/17/2008 - 6,174 Walleye (9.0")
  • 11/07/2007 - 5,856 Walleye (10")
  • 10/31/2007 - 3,900 Largemouth Bass (4.2")
  • 09/17/2007 - 4,000 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 06/29/2007 - 22,473 Walleye (3.5")
  • 06/13/2007 - 25,000 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • July 2006 - 1,491 Walleye (3.8")
  • 10/31/2006 - 1,361 Walleye (9.2")
  • 09/26/2006 - 2,064 Largemouth Bass (5.5")
  • 09/20/2006 - 6,000 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 06/15/2006 - 48,800 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/05/2006 - 19,930 Walleye (1.2")
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
  • 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:
  • Common Carp
    • 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:
  • 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 Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Largemouth bass were sampled in low to moderate abundance. Bass sampled were of all sizes with several exceeding 20 inches. Walleyes were sampled in very high abundance with several exceeding 20 inches. Bluegills were sampled in low abundance with few exceeding 8 inches. Crappies were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 12 inches. (2015)

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.