West Lake (Osceola)

General Information

County: Clarke
Location: 2 miles west of Osceola
Acres: 320.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1987)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

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Amenities

Amenities at West Lake (Osceola) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/13/2017 - 1,601 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • 6/29/2017 - 3,654 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 6/16/2016 - 3,384 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.4")
  • 6/16/2016 - 3,881 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.3")
  • 09/24/2015 - 1,593 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 06/29/2015 - 3,363 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.7")
  • 06/16/2015 - 3,232 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (479/lb)
  • 06/17/2014 - 4,458 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/17/2014 - 5,296 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/28/2012 - 1,810 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 06/28/2012 - 3,336 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 09/06/2011 - 1,226 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/08/2009 - 2,720 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 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:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • 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
Spring electrofishing indicated a low to moderate abundance of largemouth bass up to 18 inches in length. Good numbers of bluegills up to 8.5 inches were sampled in 2018. Crappies were sampled in moderate abundance. Most of the crappies sampled were 9-10 inches in legnth, but crappies exceeding 11 inches are available to anglers.(2018)

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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.