Rice Lake

General Information

County: Winnebago
Location: 1 mile south, 1 mile east of Lake Mills
Acres: 1000.00
Maximum Depth: 10 ft. (1983)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Rice Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
No recent updates

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 05/09/2012 - 5,007 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/24/2011 - 10,726 Walleye (2.4")
  • 05/19/2011 - 5,066 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/17/2010 - 5,002 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/11/2009 - 10,025 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 05/07/2008 - 5,011 Northern Pike (2.4")
  • 06/22/2007 - 30,131 Walleye (2.3")
  • 05/24/2007 - 5,042 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/10/2006 - 3,934 Northern Pike (2.5")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery was chemically renovated in January. Stockings of yellow perch will take place in 2014.(2014)


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.

Lake Mini-report

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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.