Iowa Lake

General Information

County: Emmet
Location: 6 miles north of Armstrong
Acres: 802.00
Maximum Depth: 9.4 ft. (1994)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Iowa Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 04/03/2009 - 705,245 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/28/2006 - 2,000,000 Walleye (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, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black and white crappie, 15 fish
    • Length Limit:
    • Other:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Open from May 3, 2014 through February 15, 2015
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 3 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: When fishing in water in which you are not licensed you must comply with the state having the more restrictive regulations.
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 30 fish
    • Possession Limit: 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:


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.

Lake Mini-report

Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

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.