Mystic Reservoir

General Information

County: Appanoose
Location: North edge of Mystic - on the west side of T14
Acres: 7.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only-no boat ramp


Amenities at Mystic Reservoir include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates

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  • 06/15/2010 - 1,140 Channel Catfish (2.0")
  • 06/15/2010 - 800 Largemouth Bass (1.2")
  • 05/16/2010 - 1,240 Channel Catfish (5.5")
  • 10/28/2009 - 2,000 Bluegill (1.5")
  • 10/27/2009 - 416 Channel Catfish (7.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Mystic reservoir supports a good quality largemouth bass fishery with many fish in the 12-16 inch range. Bluegill quality in 2016 was moderate with fish very common up to 7+ inches. Some fish in the 8-9 inch group were captured. Channel catfish angling is good with good numbers of fish up to 5 lbs available.(2016)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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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.