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
|Fishing success has been variable on many lakes in the district. Most lakes have over 14 inches of ice, and colder temperatures have refrozen the rotted ice areas near the shoreline and ice conditions in these areas can be variable. For more information, call 641-464-3108.|
|Most of the lake has 14 or more inches of ice with the cold weather improving the ice conditions along the shoreline.|
|Crappie - Slow: Crappies up to eight inches have been caught using wax worms and minnows along the channel or roadbed in the main lake in the evenings.|
|Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills up to 8 inches have been caught using waxworms along the roadbed.|
Largemouth bass were sampled in high numbers with good number of bass over 16 inches. A size classes of 5 to 8 inch crappies were sampled in high numbers. Bluegills of all sizes were sampled in low to moderate numbers. (2013)
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