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Banner Lake (north)

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 4 1/2 miles north of Indianola
Acres: 16.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities

Amenities at Banner Lake (north) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast

Similar to Banner Lake south, Banner Lake north has abundant bluegill and fair largemouth bass populations. Bluegill maximum size is topping out at just over 6.5 inches. This lake's best offering is bass fishing from a boat. Plenty of shoreline with aquatic vegetation beds and woody debris offers perfect cover for bass. Fish seen during 2011 sampling were mostly in the 11 to 14 inch range, but several fish likely over 20 inches were observed, but escaped capture. Channel catfish from 11 to 20 inches are present in good numbers. Due to the wind sheltered area the lake is in, it stratifies very shallow during the summer. Anglers targeting fish here during the summer months should not fish deeper than 3 to 4 feet below the surface. (2011)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 06/20/2007 - 1,890 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 06/15/2007 - 1,200 Largemouth Bass (1.1")
  • 03/29/2007 - 10,000 Bluegill (2.0")
  • 09/25/2006 - 333 Channel Catfish (6.0")
  • 10/10/2005 - 250 Channel Catfish (7")
  • 10/21/2004 - 30 Grass carp (8"-10)
  • 09/21/2004 - 500 Channel Catfish (7")

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:

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.

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