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Binder Lake

General Information

County: Adams
Location: 1 mile northeast of Corning
Acres: 76.00
Maximum Depth: 20 ft. (2003)
Motoring Restrictions: 10 H.P.


Amenities at Binder Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Water temperature in most Mount Ayr District lakes is approximately 55 degrees. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Channel Catfish - Good: Channel catfish ranging 5-8 lbs. have been caught using liver fished along the silt dam.

Fishing Forecast

Largemouth bass of all sizes were sampled in good numbers. Few bluegills exceeded 7 inches and were sampled in low to moderate abundance. Crappie were sampled in moderate abundance with most fish ranging from 7 to 9 inches. Channel catfish were sampled in moderate to high abundance with several fish exceeding 22 inches. (2013)

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/19/2013 - 350 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/07/2011 - 536 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/17/2007 - 1,260 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/26/2006 - 850 Channel Catfish (6.2")
  • 09/26/2006 - 2,063 Largemouth Bass (5.5")
  • 06/29/2005 - 3,000 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 04/25/2005 - 15,000 Bluegill (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:

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.