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Bluebill Lake

General Information

County: Cerro Gordo
Location: 4 miles South of Clear Lake
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 20.3 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping project.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Amenities

Amenities at Bluebill Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Ice depth is unknown; may be enough to fish on, yet.
Bluegill - Good: Anglers are having some success fishing for bluegill and crappie near submerged tree clumps.

Fishing Forecast

Bluegill and crappie angling remain consisitent at Bluebill Lake. It is often difficult to get limits of these, but the size is excellent. Largemouth bass, channel catfish, and yellow perch are available to anglers wishing to target them.(2014)


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/13/2012 - 720 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/08/2010 - 576 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • 09/10/2008 - 720 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • May 2006 - 90 Black Crappie (Adult)
  • 09/07/2006 - 896 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 10/01/2005 - 42 Black Crappie (7"-10)
  • 09/12/2005 - 1,120 Channel Catfish (6.7")
  • 09/12/2005 - 991 Largemouth Bass (5")
  • 07/14/2004 - 1,120 Channel Catfish (7")
  • 06/22/2004 - 4,000 Largemouth Bass (1.5")

Regulations

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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • 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.

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