Hawthorn Lake (aka Barnes City Lake)
1 mile south of Barnes City
28 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
No Size Limit at No Wake
Amenities at Hawthorn Lake (aka Barnes City Lake) include:
- Boat Access
- Fishing Jetty
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Please remember to take your trash with you so your favorite fishing spot is clean and unlittered. Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions regarding angling in south central Iowa.|
|The docks have been installed at Hawthorn Lake.|
|Largemouth Bass - Good: Anglers have been catching good numbers of largemouth bass using spinnerbaits and crankbaits. Remember Hawthorn Lake has a slot limit so all 12-16 inch fish must be immediately released.|
|Bluegill - Slow: Anglers have been catching bluegills with a chunk of nightcrawler under a bobber. Sorting is required for larger fish.|
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