Martelle Lake

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location:
Acres: 24.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Yellow River State Forest

Amenities

Amenities at Martelle Lake include:
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    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; Mississippi River backwaters, combined black and white crappie - 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: No daily limit on private waters
    • Bluegill
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish; Mississippi River backwaters, combined bluegill and pumpkinseed - 25 fish
      • Possession Limit: unlimited; Mississippi River backwaters, combined bluegill and pumpkinseed - 50 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: No daily limit on private waters
    • Brook Trout
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
    • Brown Trout
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
    • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
    • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. A 14-inch length limit applies to Mississippi River backwaters, and a 12-inch length limit applies to Missouri River backwaters.
    • Rainbow Trout
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
    • Sauger
      • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur; relevant local length and bag limits for border rivers apply
    • Smallmouth Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
      • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. A 14-inch length limit applies to Mississippi River backwaters, and a 12-inch length limit applies to Missouri River backwaters.
    • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur; relevant local length and bag limits for border rivers apply
    • White Bass
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. In these areas, the daily bag and possession limit for the Mississippi River apply.

    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.