Meyers Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: Evansdale
Acres: 27.00
Maximum Depth: 27 ft. (1972)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only

Nearby Parks

George Wyth State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Meyers Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 9/5/2017 - 756 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/28/2015 - 486 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/25/2013 - 757 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 09/13/2011 - 430 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 06/23/2010 - 1,850 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 11/13/2009 - 26,000 Bluegill (1.5")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bigmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • 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
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
Water quality and habitat is fair to poor in Meyers Lake and this negatively impacts fish populations. Fish population surveys completed in 2014 found abundant black bullhead along with black crappie, bigmouth buffalo, common carp, and white sucker. Previous renovations of the lake have provided short-term improvments in the fishery, but flood waters and connection to the Cedar River during 2008 and 2010 have allowed undesireable species (e.g., black bullheads and common carp) to reenter the fishery. (2015)

Contacts

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.