Lake Keomah

General Information

County: Mahaska
Location: 6 miles east of Oskaloosa in Lake Keomah State Park
Acres: 78.00
Maximum Depth: 18.9 ft. (2007)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Lake Keomah State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Keomah include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/12/2017 - 847 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 09/24/2015 - 800 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/09/2011 - 1,269 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/14/2009 - 1,656 Channel Catfish (8.0")
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:
  • 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:
Keomah has a very high quality bluegill population. Sampling in 2016 yielded a very high abundance of 8 to 10 inch bluegills. Largemouth bass are extremely abundant but usually less than 15 inches in size. Keomah supports a very high quality channel catfish fishery with fish of 5 lbs or more being common. Crappie at Keomah are of moderate quality, most in the 8 to 9+ inch range.(2016)

Contacts

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.