Walnut Creek Marsh

General Information

County: Ringgold
Location: 5 miles southwest of Mt. Ayr
Acres: 60.00
Maximum Depth: 11 ft. ( - No year listed)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Walnut Creek Marsh include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
No recent updates

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  • 09/19/2013 - 120 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/07/2011 - 460 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/09/2009 - 510 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 09/05/2007 - 1,080 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 09/26/2006 - 250 Channel Catfish (6.2")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Walnut Creek Marsh had extremely low oxygen levels in the summer of 2014 and experienced a substantial summer kill. Efforts are in place to drain the marsh and to excavate the area along the dike to increase the water depth of the marsh. (2014)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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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.