Big Hollow Lake
3 miles west of Sperry
Amenities at Big Hollow Lake include:
|For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319)694-2430.|
|Bluegill - Good: Bluegill fishing continues to improve, nightcrawlers fished 6 to 8 foot deep seemed to be the go-to bait.|
|The water temperature has dropped down into the low 50's. |
|Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing runs from slow to fair. Most of them are staying out pretty deep.|
A stocking request was submitted to the IDNR hatcheries for largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish. The order will be filled in 2009. Additionally, adult black crappie and redear sunfish will be collected from lakes in the area and stocked in Big Hollow Lake following the establishment of the aforementioned species.(2008)
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Popular Fish Species at this Lake
- 09/10/2012 - 3,563 Channel Catfish (8.7")
- 05/07/2012 - 178 Muskellunge (12.6")
- 09/07/2010 - 3,500 Channel Catfish (8.9")
- 06/18/2010 - 17,500 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure
is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.
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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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.