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Lake Cornelia

General Information

County: Wright
Location: 3 1/2 miles north, 2 miles east of Clarion
Acres: 243.00
Maximum Depth: 20.6 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Cornelia include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Lakes in northcental Iowa have variable ice conditions. Some of the lakes in the north have 3-5 inches, while some in the south (Hardin Co.) have little to no ice. For lake updates and fishing information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
Cornelia has somewhere between 2- 2.5 inches of ice.
Yellow Bass - No Report:

Fishing Forecast

Yellow and white bass populations have increased at Lake Cornelia. The size of these fish range from 6-9 inches. Walleye can be caught from ice out through June, but the population is not very strong. Channel catfish angling is excellent throughout the season. Most catfish are 1-3lb fish. The bullhead population has dramatically decreased, but some fish are still available.(2014)


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 10/03/2013 - 3,625 Walleye (3.3")
  • 07/17/2013 - 7,557 Walleye (2.6")
  • 09/23/2011 - 3,635 Walleye (4.0")
  • 05/18/2011 - 4,960 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 10/06/2010 - 2,651 Walleye (5.0")
  • 06/25/2010 - 7,428 Walleye (2.2")
  • 07/09/2009 - 7,445 Walleye (2.9")
  • 05/21/2009 - 5,120 Channel Catfish (5.0")
  • 07/03/2008 - 12,055 Walleye (2.8")
  • 06/14/2007 - 7,413 Walleye (2.2")
  • 05/23/2007 - 4,860 Channel Catfish (5.4")
  • 10/03/2006 - 5,046 Walleye (5.7")
  • 09/14/2006 - 4,863 Largemouth Bass (4.9")
  • 06/19/2006 - 7,292 Walleye (1.8")
  • 06/29/2005 - 7,430 Walleye (2.6")
  • 05/24/2005 - 4,860 Channel Catfish (Cage)
  • 10/06/2004 - 2,512 Walleye (6")
  • 06/15/2004 - 7,439 Walleye (1.5")
  • 05/24/2004 - 4,860 Channel Catfish (Cage)

Regulations

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

  • 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: 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: Except for border lakes
  • 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:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 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.

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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