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Lake Hendricks

General Information

County: Howard
Location: Located 0.5 miles northeast of Riceville.
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 18.5 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: electric motors only

Amenities

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

Fishing Report

Area rivers and streams are really looking good and fish activity has picked up. It looks like a fabulous summer weekend in Northeast Iowa. For more information on water levels, please visit this website at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ia/nwis/rt. Summer trout stocking schedule is in effect. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills are spotty but when found can be good. Use small pieces of worms on a hook.
Channel Catfish - Excellent: Anglers are catching catfish using a hook tipped with a nightcrawler.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Anglers have been using spinnerbaits or crankbaits fished along the shoreline.
Four rock reefs are being placed in the lake to add more structure in the lake bottom. Please avoid this area to give workers room to work. The reef construction should be completed by Friday, July 25.
Crappie - Fair: Crappies are in deeper water.

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

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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.

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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