Volga River

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: This stretch includes the headwaters in Fayette County and flows through Clayton County where it empties into the Turkey River just west of Garber.
Acres: 81.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Volga River include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Rock Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • White Sucker
    • 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.
The Volga River has a great Smallmouth Bass fishery along most of its length. There are some fantastic scenic bluffs especially through the Volga River State Park. For most of the year, the Volga River is a good paddling stream with put in and take out points along most of its length. There are many places for shore anglers to access and is wadeable during low flow periods.(2016)

Contacts

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.