Keg Creek Lake

General Information

County: Mills
Location: 2 miles southwest of Pacific Junction
Acres: 52.00
Maximum Depth: 9 ft. (1974)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Keg Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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  • 09/15/2015 - 750 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/21/2011 - 500 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/23/2009 - 425 Channel Catfish (7.9")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Keg Creek Lake is a borrow lake along I-29 in Mills County. Like all the borrow lake in this area the quality of the fish populations are affected by fluctuating water levels and rough fish populations. Keg Creek was last surveyed for fish in 2012 and the results showed black crappie aboundant in the 6.5-inch range. Continued growth of these crappies is needed for them to reach a harvestable size. Bluegills were all equal or less than 7-inches. Common carp ranged from 16 to 22-inches. Largemouth bass were also sampled and ranged from 4 to 14 inches. Channel catfish are stocked in odd numbered years to provide catfishing at Keg Creek. (2017)


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

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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.