Thayer Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 1 mile south of Thayer
Acres: 11.00
Maximum Depth: 13 ft. (2014)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Thayer Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/27/2017 - 59 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 09/15/2015 - 110 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 60 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/07/2011 - 92 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/09/2009 - 204 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 06/24/2008 - 600 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
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
  • 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:
Good numbers of bluegills and crappies were sampled in 2017. Most of the bluegills were in the 8-9 inch length range and most of the crappies were in the 8-10 inch length range. Good numbers of largemouth bass were also sampled. Most the largemouth bass were 14-16 inches in length, but some larger bass are available to anglers.(2017)

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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.