Lake Meyer

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 2.5 miles southwest of Calmar.
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 27 ft. (1975)
Motoring Restrictions: electric motors only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Meyer include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Steadier temperatures are forecast for the weekend with temps in the upper 70's during the day to low 50's at night. Area lakes and streams are in excellent condition. Please contact the Decorah Fish Hatchery for more information at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are hitting a hook tipped with a worm. Gills can be found along the rocky areas in the evening.
Lake Meyer has about 8 feet of water clarity.
Black Crappie - Slow: Crappie are beginning to bite. Try using a hook tipped with a minnow for best luck.
A chance of scattered thunderstorms is currently forecast throughout the holiday weekend for our area with temps remaining on the warm side in the low 80's during the day to mid 60's at night. Area lakes and streams are in excellent condition. Please contact the Decorah Fish Hatchery for more information at 563-382-8324.
Water clarity on Lake Meyer is excellent at 10 to 12 feet.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills are moving in to spawning beds. Its been difficult to get them to bite.
Black Crappie - Slow: Focus efforts on crappies around the submerged habitat.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try fishing in evening with a shallow water crankbait from shore.
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  • Sep 22 2015 12:00AM - 721 Channel Catfish (8")
  • May 19 2015 12:00AM - 200 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • Jun 5 2014 12:00AM - 203 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 09/30/2013 - 722 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 05/29/2013 - 246 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/08/2012 - 210 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/14/2011 - 721 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/18/2011 - 364 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/20/2010 - 208 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/22/2009 - 612 Channel Catfish (6.0")
  • 05/11/2009 - 248 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/09/2008 - 325 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/18/2007 - 720 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 06/01/2007 - 112 Northern Pike (4.7")
  • 09/11/2006 - 896 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 05/11/2006 - 217 Northern Pike (2.5")
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:
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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.