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Airport Lake

General Information

County: Chickasaw
Location: Located 2 miles northwest of New Hampton.
Acres: 9.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (2010)
Motoring Restrictions:


Amenities at Airport Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

According to current reports, temps should be in the 20s through the weekend with a chance of snow on Sunday. Fish activity continues to be slow on area lakes. Use caution when venturing out on any ice. Snow covering ice may hide weak spots on the ice. Urban lake catchable trout stockings are taking place statewide. See our website for dates, times and locations. For local information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - No Report: Anglers can find fish near structure or along sharp depth profile changes. Move often if fish don't bite right away.
There is about 16 inches of ice on Airport Lake with open water near the aerator. New Hampton area received about 6 inches of snow Wednesday. Few anglers have been out. Use caution and check ice depths often.

Fishing Forecast

Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/30/2013 - 159 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 09/13/2011 - 132 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/18/2007 - 144 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/22/2005 - 210 Channel Catfish (6.2")


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

  • 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 Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • 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

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.