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Coralville Reservoir

General Information

County: Johnson
Location: 4 miles north of Iowa City
Acres: 5280.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: None

Amenities

Amenities at Coralville Reservoir include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.
As of 10/30, the lake level is 686.8'. It is predicted to drop and then hold at normal fall pool of 686.4'.
Channel Catfish - Slow:
White Bass - Slow:
Crappie - Slow:

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 07/09/2013 - 5,800 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/26/2013 - 24,448 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.4")
  • 06/10/2013 - 45,792 Walleye (1.7")
  • 06/04/2013 - 11,100 Saugeye (1.2")
  • 05/29/2013 - 116,900 Walleye (2")
  • 04/15/2013 - 136,000 Saugeye (Fry)
  • 05/17/2012 - 57,994 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/11/2012 - 14,840 Saugeye (1.3")
  • 05/11/2012 - 4,585,002 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/11/2012 - 900,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 04/06/2012 - 207,900 Saugeye (Fry)
  • 06/29/2011 - 28,335 Largemouth Bass (1.4")
  • 06/29/2011 - 35,243 Walleye (2.7")
  • 06/28/2011 - 33,500 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 06/24/2011 - 11,800 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.9")
  • 06/24/2011 - 59,258 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.9")
  • 06/08/2011 - 27,092 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/19/2011 - 160,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 05/11/2011 - 5,248,518 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/04/2011 - 400,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/22/2011 - 500,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 06/06/2010 - 5,000 Largemouth Bass (1.2")
  • 06/04/2010 - 70,290 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/26/2010 - 5,130 Saugeye (1.5")
  • 05/11/2010 - 1,000,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 04/27/2010 - 5,683,106 Walleye (Fry)
  • 07/08/2009 - 5,700 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (3.0")
  • 06/05/2009 - 50,000 Largemouth Bass (Fry)
  • 06/03/2009 - 38,123 Walleye (1.8")
  • 05/29/2009 - 31,000 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/29/2009 - 9,400 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.5")
  • 05/04/2009 - 5,430,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/19/2008 - 18,013 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.8")
  • 06/09/2008 - 72,206 Walleye (1.7")
  • 05/13/2008 - 11,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/21/2008 - 600,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 06/15/2007 - 21,800 Largemouth Bass (1.1")
  • 05/31/2007 - 122,359 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/11/2007 - 1,000,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 05/01/2007 - 2,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/23/2006 - 79,000 Largemouth Bass (1.4")
  • 06/21/2006 - 50,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.5")
  • 06/07/2006 - 31,200 Walleye (1.2")
  • 05/31/2006 - 98,641 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/16/2006 - 300,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 04/24/2006 - 5,300,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/30/2005 - 45,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/06/2005 - 97,453 Walleye (1.3")
  • 05/17/2005 - 300,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 04/25/2005 - 5,430,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 06/22/2004 - 100,918 Walleye (1.5")
  • 06/07/2004 - 70,873 Walleye (2")
  • 04/28/2004 - 5,050,000 Walleye (Fry)

Regulations

The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bigmouth Buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Flathead Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 15 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Freshwater Drum
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Gizzard shad
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Green sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Quillback Carpsucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Shorthead redhorse
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth buffalo
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Spotted bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

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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