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Folsom Lake

General Information

County: Mills
Location: 2 miles west of Glenwood
Acres: 45.00
Maximum Depth: 16 ft. (1992)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Folsom Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Gravel Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

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Fishing Forecast

The fishery in Folsum was last sampled by the IDNR back in June of 2012 following the flood of 2011. Catchable size largemouth bass 13 to 17-inches were collected. The bluegills sampled were 6 to 7-inches. Both black and white crappies were sampled. Channel catfish were stocked in 2013 to improve their numbers. This survey also detected the re-infestation of common carp, shortnose gar, and yellow bass into the lake. Folsum Lake like a lot of the borrow lakes along I-29 tends to provide crappie, largemouth bass, and channel catfish.(2013)

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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.