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
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  • 10/21/2015 - 6,500 Walleye (8")
  • 06/29/2015 - 6,470 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/16/2016 - 6,609 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 04/29/2015 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/29/2015 - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/22/2015 - 1,944,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 6,508 Walleye (8")
  • 06/17/2014 - 8,995 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/17/2014 - 10,567 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 05/08/2014 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/08/2014 - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/01/2014 - 1,800,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 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:
Spring electrofishing indicated a moderate abundance of largemouth bass with bass up to 21 inches available to anglers. Bluegills were sampled in low to moderate abundance with most fish less than 8 inches, but some larger fish available to anglers. Crappies were sampled in moderate abundance ranging from 7-10 inches in length. Walleye were sampled in low abundance, but walleyes up to 30 inches are available to anglers. Channel catfish of all sizes were sampled in high abundance.(2016)

Contacts

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.