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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

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

Fishing Report

Water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District area lakes have dropped over the past week with most lakes dropping into the mid to upper 70's. Also, most rivers have returned to base flow or near base flow. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Binder Lake access is good.
Crappie - Good: Crappies up to 9.5 inches have been caught along the dam in the evenings with small jigs.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass up to 16 inches have been caught on crankbaits and plastics along the dam and weed lines.
Water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District area lakes have increased over the past week with most lakes returning into the 80's. Also, most rivers have returned to base flow. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Binder Lake access is good.
Crappie - Slow: Crappies up to 9.5 inches have been caught along the dam in the evenings with small jigs.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Largemouth bass up to 16 inches have been caught on crankbaits and plastics along the dam and weed lines.

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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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.

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