Twelve Mile Creek Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 4 miles east of Creston
Acres: 635.00
Maximum Depth: 42 ft. (2007 - 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 Twelve Mile Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 13 inches have been caught using minnows fished along the flooded timber near the creek channel and near rockpiles along the roadbed.
Bluegill - Good: Bluegill of all sizes have been caught using waxworms fished along the flooded timber near creek channels or rockpiles.
Twelve Mile Creek Lake has approximately 10 inches of ice. However, there is an area of open water on the south end of the lake. Ice conditions along the shoreline have deteriorated with some areas of thin ice or open water.
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. Ice conditions have deteriorated along shoreline edges of lakes due to recent rain and warm temperatures. Be cautious and drill many test holes. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Yellow Perch - Fair: Yellow perch up to 13 inches have been caught using minnows fished along the bottom in the main basin.
Walleye - Fair: Walleye of all sizes have been caught using minnows fished along the flooded timber near creek channels.
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  • 10/20/2015 - 6,358 Walleye (8")
  • 09/17/2015 - 3,201 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 04/22/2015 - 1,905,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 6,499 Walleye (8")
  • annual 2014 - 3,700,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/28/2013 - 7,161 Walleye (8.4")
  • 09/26/2013 - 3,200 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 06/20/2013 - 1,700,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/12/2012 - 6,351 Walleye (8.0")
  • 10/12/2011 - 4,853 Walleye (8.3")
  • 08/29/2011 - 2,455 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 10/17/2010 - 4,597 Walleye (9.7")
  • 10/08/2009 - 3,651 Walleye (9.3")
  • 09/09/2009 - 5,884 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 10/10/2008 - 6,499 Walleye (9.4")
  • 07/10/2008 - 10,028 Smallmouth Bass (2.0")
  • 10/26/2007 - 5,852 Walleye (10")
  • 09/13/2007 - 2,000 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 06/22/2007 - 30,800 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/12/2007 - 6,529 Channel Catfish (8.0")
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:
  • 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:
  • Smallmouth 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 Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Spring electrofishing indicated a moderate abundance of largemouth bass with most bass ranging from 15-17 inches in length. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish less than 8 inches in length, but some larger ones are available to anglers. Crappies were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish ranging 7-9 inches in length, but some larger fish are available to anglers. Yellow perch were sampled in low abundance up to 13 inches in length. Walleye of all sizes were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish ranging 15-22 inches in length.(2016)

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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.