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Bluebill Lake

General Information

County: Cerro Gordo
Location: 4 miles South of Clear Lake
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


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

Fishing Report

The streams and rivers are stable and should provide some action for northerns and walleye and perhaps a smallmouth. Try below some of the dams with a jig and minnow. For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Bass can be caught casting leadheads tipped with a minnow or artificials.
Largemouth bass and catfish have started biting at Bluebill Lake. Anglers are having success fishing with minnows or crawlers and a bobber near the fishing jetty.

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)

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake


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.

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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.