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

Fort Atkinson State Preserve

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
Be ready for a soggy, foggy weekend in Northeast Iowa. Daytime high temperatures will be in the low 40's with rainfall predictions less than 1 inch over the weekend. Rain will weaken the ice as well as rising water levels. Continue to use extreme caution when going out on the ice. Check ice depths often especially where there is current or springs. For current fishing information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie are sitting higher off the bottom and are being more finicky.
Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are taking a jig tipped with waxworm or red or white spike.
Lake Meyer currently has 12 inches of ice but with predicted rain and warm temperatures may decrease. The edges may get soft. Water clarity has decreased with about visibility of about 5 feet. Fish activity has been variable. Anglers will need to move around to find fish. Midday bite has been best.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Anglers report seeing fish on cameras and a few have taken a jig tipped with waxworms.
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/22/2015 - 721 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/19/2015 - 200 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/05/2014 - 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")
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:

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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.