North Twin Lake

General Information

County: Calhoun
Location: 4 miles north of Rockwell City
Acres: 453.00
Maximum Depth: 12 ft. (2009 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Twin Lakes State Park

Amenities

Amenities at North Twin Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 10/14/2015 - 4,555 Walleye (6")
  • 06/30/2015 - 11,071 Walleye (2.4")
  • 09/25/2014 - 4,709 Walleye (6")
  • 09/10/2014 - 1,352 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 07/17/2014 - 11,298 Walleye (2-3")
  • 10/03/2013 - 8,010 Walleye (3.3")
  • 06/11/2013 - 11,351 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/30/2013 - 10,113 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/17/2012 - 1,350 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 06/25/2012 - 11,230 Walleye (2.6")
  • 05/07/2012 - 5,321 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/23/2011 - 8,080 Walleye (4.0")
  • 06/23/2011 - 13,094 Walleye (2.5")
  • 05/17/2011 - 5,039 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/28/2010 - 8,032 Walleye (5.0")
  • 09/15/2010 - 2,160 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 06/25/2010 - 11,032 Walleye (2.0")
  • 05/19/2010 - 5,016 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/29/2009 - 10,024 Walleye (4.4")
  • 05/12/2009 - 5,031 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 10/01/2008 - 6,517 Walleye (5.5")
  • 09/19/2008 - 1,517 Walleye (7.0")
  • 09/11/2008 - 2,700 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 05/08/2008 - 5,783 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 10/12/2007 - 8,472 Walleye (5.0")
  • 06/29/2007 - 14,955 Walleye (2.4")
  • 09/28/2006 - 8,023 Walleye (5.6")
  • 09/18/2006 - 2,520 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 05/12/2006 - 2,028 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 04/27/2006 - 3,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bigmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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: Except for border lakes
  • 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.
  • Freshwater Drum
    • 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.
  • 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:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery is dominated by common carp, bigmouth buffalo, and stunted yellow bass. Channel catfish are abundant and range anywhere from 2 to 5 pounds. Anglers should target windy shorelines shortly after ice out and fish along steep, rocky shorelines during June for the cats. North Twin has some nice walleye. Target them along rocky shorelines in the early spring and then try trolling later in the summer. Jig around docks and boat lifts in the fall for walleye.(2017)

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Water Quality

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