Casey Lake (aka Hickory Hills Lake)
12 miles south of Waterloo
22 ft. (2004 - Information from Black Hawk County Conservation Board.)
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Casey Lake (aka Hickory Hills Lake) include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Accessible Pier
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Good/Excellent Shorefishing
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|The upcoming forecast for the weekend looks outstanding! The interior rivers are in excellent condition and should offer fabulous angling opportunities for many species. Lakes are now in their summer mode, concentrate for panfish in deeper water and around structure. Trout streams remain in excellent condition. For further information contact the Manchester District Office @ 563-927-3276.|
|Bluegill - Good: Concentrate near deeper structure close to the dam using a small piece of crawler or waxworn under a slip bobber.|
|Largemouth Bass - Good: Try casting top water artificial baits during early morning or early evening hours for good top water action. Try spinner baits throughout the mid-day hours.|
|There have been good reports of nice sized bluegill being taken near structure in deeper water close to the dam. Anglers have had good luck on largemouth bass throughout the day also.|
Casey Lake supports healthy populations of bluegill, crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Casey Lake has been a consistent producer of quality-sized bluegills for many years with fish up to 8 inches or greater in size. Bluegill reproduction, recruitment and growth have been excellent over the years, due in part to the largemouth bass population. Largemouth bass reproduction is good but fish recruit slowly to larger size classes. Catch rates electrofishing usually average 100-125 fish/ hour, which is also reflective of a good bass population. Casey Lake has a small population of crappie, but the ones that do get caught are usually large. Channel catfish are stocked biannually in Casey Lake and do very well. Recruitment to larger sizes is excellent for channel catfish, and fish in the 6-8 pound range are frequently caught.(2013)
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