West Fork Cedar River

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: Best access locations are west of Highway 14 below the Big Marsh Wildlife Area in Butler County.
Acres: 68.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: None

Nearby Parks

George Wyth State Park

Amenities

Amenities at West Fork Cedar River include:
  • Boat Access
  • Camping
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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  • 5/24/2017 - 8,750 Walleye (1.5")
  • 5/26/16 - 10,920 Walleye (Fingerling)
  • 05/29/2015 - 1,876 Walleye (2")
  • 05/29/2014 - 11,500 Walleye (2")
  • 05/22/2012 - 9,828 Walleye (1.2")
  • 05/31/2011 - 1,400 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/31/2011 - 9,520 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/25/2010 - 2,000 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/25/2010 - 7,000 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/28/2009 - 1,400 Walleye (1.3")
  • 06/05/2008 - 1,000 Walleye (1.6")
  • 06/05/2008 - 6,950 Walleye (1.6")
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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • 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:
  • 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:
Fisheries electrofishing survey revealed an abundant year-class of walleye from the 2014 stocking. These fish in the fall of 2015 were in the 11"-13" size range and should offer some great angling opportunities come 2016 angling season. Smallmouth bass and northern pike were other abundant species along with a few quality sized channel catfish. Small fishing boats or canoes are highly recommended for this portion of the river as low flows may make navigation difficult at times.(2016)

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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.