Lake Miss (Tug Fork W)

General Information

County: Van Buren
Location: 5 miles southwest of Keosauqua
Acres: 46.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Lacey Keosauqua State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Miss (Tug Fork W) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.
The ice has deteriorated since last week and there is water on top of the ice. Ice thickness varies so use caution. Use caution along the shorelines as this week's rain and warm up melted some of the ice.
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/04/2008 - 1,000 Channel Catfish (7.2")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • 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:
Lake Miss (Tug Fork W) has abundant largemouth bass up to 20 inches. Most fish are 12 to 15 inches in length. Bluegill are abundant and were collected in 2015 up to 9 inches in length. Crappie are abundant with good size structure. Most fish in 2015 surveys were between 10 and 12 inches in length.(2016)

Contacts

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.