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George Wyth Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: N edge Waterloo
Acres: 75.00
Maximum Depth: 18.7 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake

Amenities

Amenities at George Wyth Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

The upcoming forecast for the weekend calls for a low percentage of showers. 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.
Crappie - Good: Fish a minnow under a slip bobber drifting anywhere from five to nine feet of water.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try casting top water artificial baits during early morning or early evening hours for good top water action. Try spinner or crank baits throughout the mid-day hours.
The lake still remains high but there have been reports of crappie along with some largemouth bass being caught out of George Wyth Lake .

Fishing Forecast

George Wyth supports fishable populations of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike. Bluegills top out in the 6-7 inch range and crappies in the 8-9 inch range. George Wyth offers a good population of harvestable-sized channel catfish available for the taking. Fishing can be difficult on this lake due to lack of vegetation and water level fluctuations, try fishing near fishing jetties or trees along the shoreline. Be sure to check out the video on the DNR Facebook web page of staff lifting a hoop net set from George Wyth Lake.(2013)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Regulations

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.

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