Kent Park Lake

General Information

County: Johnson
Location: 2.5 miles West of Tiffin
Acres: 26.00
Maximum Depth: 17.8 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Kent Park Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
The recent rains and warm weather has made ice conditions in many areas variable or unsafe. Use caution and check ice frequently if venturing out. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.
Bluegill - Fair: Use jigs/waxies around brush piles. Mornings have been best.
Largemouth Bass - Fair:
The lake is reported as having about 8" of ice.
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  • 10/23/2014 - 308 Largemouth Bass (5")
  • 09/10/2014 - 470 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/08/2013 - 730 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/14/2012 - 728 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 05/17/2010 - 3,927 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 10/21/2008 - 50 Grass Carp (8.0")
  • 06/03/2008 - 2,400 Channel Catfish (5.5")
  • 06/06/2007 - 3,900 Channel Catfish (5.7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • 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
Bluegill numbers are moderate with many fish in the 6-8" range. There are some redear sunfish available and most of those are 7-9". Crappies are also moderate with a good number of fish in the 9-11" range, and a good year class of 5-6" fish coming on. Largemouth bass numbers are also moderate with almost all fish being under the 15" minimum size. (2015)

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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.