Middle Raccoon River (above Van Meter)

General Information

County: Dallas
Location: The best access is the hard surface ramp below the dam in the city of Redfield.
Acres: 110.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Badger Creek State Recreation Area

Amenities

Amenities at Middle Raccoon River (above Van Meter) include:
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 6/7/16 - 4,022 Walleye (1.8")
  • 6/7/16 - 15,997 Walleye (1.8")
  • 06/03/2015 - 3,999 Walleye (2")
  • 06/03/2015 - 12,123 Walleye (2")
  • 06/02/2014 - 3,995 Walleye (2")
  • 06/02/2014 - 16,017 Walleye (2")
  • 06/11/2013 - 4,036 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/22/2012 - 5,341 Walleye (1.6")
  • 05/22/2012 - 7,379 Walleye (1.6")
  • 05/22/2012 - 11,455 Walleye (1.6")
  • 06/07/2011 - 4,036 Walleye (1.7")
  • 06/07/2011 - 6,026 Walleye (1.7")
  • 06/07/2011 - 10,041 Walleye (1.7")
  • 06/03/2010 - 4,775 Walleye (1.8")
  • 06/03/2010 - 6,031 Walleye (1.8")
  • 06/03/2010 - 10,039 Walleye (1.8")
  • 07/16/2009 - 14,521 Walleye (3.1")
  • 07/16/2009 - 14,522 Walleye (3.1")
  • 06/04/2007 - 2,666 Walleye (1.5")
  • 06/01/2007 - 5,598 Walleye (1.5")
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.
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: Catch and release only
    • Possession Limit: Catch and release only
    • Length Limit: Catch and release only
    • Other: Guthrie County, extending downstream from below Lennon Mills Dam as posted to the dam at Redfield
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: Catch and release only
    • Possession Limit: Catch and release only
    • Length Limit: Catch and release only
    • Other: Guthrie County, extending downstream from below Lennon Mills Dam as posted to the dam at Redfield
  • 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:

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