East Fork Des Moines (state line to Algona)

General Information

County: Kossuth
Location: This stretch or river is in Kossuth County. Plum Creek Dam on 240th Street is a popular place to access the river.
Acres: 80.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Ambrose A. Call State Park

Amenities

Amenities at East Fork Des Moines (state line to Algona) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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  • 7/5/16 - 16,074 Walleye (3.6")
  • 7/5/16 - 16,136 Walleye (3.6")
  • 4/29/16 - 52,500 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/16/2015 - 4,499 Walleye (6")
  • 04/29/2015 - 51,800 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/13/2014 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 07/12/2013 - 16,154 Walleye (2.5")
  • 05/08/2013 - 25,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/20/2012 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/11/2011 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/28/2010 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/24/2009 - 16,226 Walleye (2.0")
  • 07/03/2008 - 16,192 Walleye (2.8")
  • 06/13/2007 - 16,506 Walleye (2.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 15 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.
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
This stretch of river offers excellent opportunities for channel catfish and good opportunities for walleye. A 5 mile float trip from Plum Creek Dam down to Veterans Park in Algona would offer a partial day adventure.(2016)

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Water Quality

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