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Big Hollow Lake

General Information

County: Des Moines
Location: 3 miles west of Sperry
Acres: 178.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Amenities

Amenities at Big Hollow Lake include:

    Fishing Report

    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.
    Largemouth Bass - Good: Bass fishing has picked up. They seem to be out in the 6 to 8 foot zone just like the bluegills.

    Fishing Forecast

    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)


    Lake Maps

    Download Printable Lake Map

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

    Popular Fish Species at this Lake

      Fish Stocking

      • 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")

      Regulations

      The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

        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.

        Lake Mini-report

        Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

        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.

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