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Browns Lake

General Information

County: Woodbury
Location: 2 miles west of Salix
Acres: 580.00
Maximum Depth: 10 ft. (1979)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Amenities

Amenities at Browns Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 08/16/2013 - 15,313 Walleye (2.8:)
  • 05/28/2013 - 5,033 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/20/2012 - 3,480 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 05/07/2012 - 2,609 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 10/10/2011 - 6,120 Walleye (4.1")
  • 05/17/2011 - 2,728 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 10/04/2010 - 2,648 Walleye (5.0")
  • 09/21/2010 - 2,784 Channel Catfish (9.6")
  • 05/17/2010 - 2,522 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/12/2009 - 3,048 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/25/2008 - 3,480 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 05/08/2008 - 3,003 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/13/2006 - 3,246 Channel Catfish (6.7")
  • 05/12/2006 - 1,832 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 10/06/2005 - 3,046 Channel Catfish (6.6")
  • 05/03/2005 - 2,952 Northern Pike (2.2")
  • 07/21/2004 - 4,060 Channel Catfish (7")
  • 05/11/2004 - 2,467 Northern Pike (2")

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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers where intermittent or constant flow occur have the following limits: Mississippi River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Missouri River-5 fish daily bag, 10 fish possession limit; Big Sioux River-6 fish daily bag, 12 fish possession limit

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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