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George Wyth Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: N edge Waterloo
Acres: 75.00
Maximum Depth: 18.7 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake


Amenities at George Wyth Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

The upcoming weekend forecast looks fabulous for wetting a line! There have been good fishing reports for all of the interior rivers in northeast Iowa this past week. Trout streams are in excellent shape with un-announced stockings taking place throughout the month of October. North Prairie Lake will be stocked with trout on Friday October, 9th. For further information contact the N.E. District Office @ 563-927-3276.
There have been good reports of anglers catching some quality sized pike out of George Wyth Lake. Anglers have also been catching some crappie as well.
Northern Pike - Good: Try casting a live chub under a bobber allowing it to swim and bob along weedbeds for some great pike action.
Crappie - Fair: Try casting colored tube jigs or tipping a minnow under a slip bobber fished near structure in 8-12 feet of water.

Fishing Forecast

George Wyth supports fishable populations of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike. Bluegills top out in the 6-7 inch range and crappies in the 8-10 inch range. George Wyth offers a good population of harvestable-sized channel catfish available for the taking. The largemouth bass population density in George Wyth is moderate with some quality-sized fish present. Fishing can be difficult on this lake due to lack of vegetation in most years and water level fluctuations. Try fishing near jetties or trees along the shoreline. (2014)

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/25/2013 - 1,354 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 05/28/2013 - 652 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/10/2012 - 391 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 09/13/2011 - 1,238 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 05/19/2011 - 600 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/20/2010 - 552 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/22/2009 - 1,148 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 05/11/2009 - 507 Northern Pike (2.6")
  • 05/09/2008 - 533 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/04/2007 - 1,012 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 06/01/2007 - 280 Northern Pike (4.8")
  • 09/13/2005 - 2,100 Channel Catfish (6.3")
  • 05/06/2005 - 511 Northern Pike (2.3")


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

  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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

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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.