Badger Creek Lake
5 miles southeast of Van Meter
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Badger Creek Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Water temperatures have risen and melted any ice. All ponds and lakes are completely open. The larger lakes are completely open. None of the ice is thick enough to support people. |
|Bluegill - No Report: |
|Crappie - No Report: Some big crappies can be caught from deeper flooded trees.|
|The water level is down about 2 feet. Water clarity is good.|
Largemouth bass were sampled in high numbers with good numbers over 18 inches. Two size classes of crappies were sampled in good numbers with fish either less than 7 inches or greater than 10 inches. Bluegills of all sizes were sampled in low to moderate numbers. Bullheads were sampled in good numbers with most exceeding 13 inches. (2012)
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