Lake Belva Deer
5 miles northeast of Sigourney
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Lake Belva Deer include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Cold weather has set in and ice is forming but most of our ice is still a little on the thin side. For more information call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at (319) 694-2430.|
|Ice as of Wednesday about 2 inches thick. No anglers because of thin ice.|
Anglers coming to Belva Deer will find a very high quality fishery with bluegills leading the way. Good numbers of 10 to 12 inch bluegills abound in this lake. In 2006 the lake produced at least one over twelve inch bluegill that was verified by park staff. Crappie numbers were finally building up with anglers catching nice stringers of 10 to 12" fish through the ice in 2007. Anglers are also catching some very big Redear Sunfish with some of the fish topping 13 inches. Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and A few county stocked Walleyes round out the cast of characters in this Lake.(2007)
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