Rudd Lake

General Information

County: Floyd
Location: East of Rudd.
Acres: 12.40
Maximum Depth: 20.5 ft. (2000)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Rudd Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Stream conditions have greatly improved over the last rainless several days. Water levels have stabilized and clarity is better. A slight chance of rain is forecast for Friday and Saturday but this shouldn't hinder weekend plans. More seasonal temperatures are in store for the foreseeable future. For current fishing information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Anglers have excellent shore and boat access.
Channel Catfish - Good: A nightcrawler fished on the bottom just out past shoreline vegetation are finding fish.
Bluegill - Fair: Fish for bluegills along the rockier shoreline.
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  • Sep 22 2015 12:00AM - 216 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/03/2013 - 227 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/07/2006 - 497 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 09/07/2006 - 1,100 Largemouth Bass (4.7")
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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:


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.