Summit Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: West edge of Creston
Acres: 250.00
Maximum Depth: 10.8 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Green Valley State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Summit Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Summit has approximately 10 inches of ice. However, geese have kept a large area of open water near mid-lake. Thin ice was also reported along the Highway 25 bridge area.
Variable ice conditions reported at Mount Ayr district lakes. Some lakes have up to 10 inches of ice, but also areas of thin ice or open water. Be cautious and drill many test holes. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Bluegill - Good: Bluegill over 8 inches have been caught using wax worms fished along the deep cedar tree brushpile or along the channel edges.
Black Crappie - Good: Crappies between 8-10 inches have been caught using wax worms fished along the deep cedar tree brushpile or along the channel edges.
Yellow Perch - Fair: Yellow perch between 8-10 inches have been caught using minnows fished along the deep cedar tree brushpile or along the channel edges.
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  • 09/16/2015 - 1,246 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 2,500 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 07/09/2013 - 10,300 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 07/02/2013 - 12,500 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 05/01/2013 - 60,000 Bluegill (2")
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
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-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:
  • White 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:
Largemouth bass were sampled in moderate to high abundance with some bass exceeding 16 inches. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 9 inches. Crappies were sampled in moderate to high abundance with most ranging between 6 to 9 inches. Yellow perch were sampled in low to moderate abundance with 9 to 10 inch perch dominating the sample.(2015)

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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.