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Lake Icaria

General Information

County: Adams
Location: 4 miles north of Corning
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No jet boats or jet skies allowed. Outboard and inboard-outboards only, no inboards.


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

Fishing Report

As of April 9, water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District are reaching or exceeding 50 degrees. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Channel Catfish - Excellent: Catfish are being caught on cut bait along the silt dikes in the north and east arms. Sunny days have been reported to be the best.
Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 9 inches are being caught on minnows and small jigs along the roadbed and near cedar tree piles.
Icaria's water level is below full pool, and lake access is good.
Walleye - Fair: Walleyes are being caught on jigs along the dam and the roadbed in the evenings.

Fishing Forecast

Largemouth bass were sampled in moderate to high abundance. Bass sampled were of all sizes with several exceeding 18 inches. Walleyes were sampled in moderate abundance with several exceeding 23 inches. Bluegills were sampled in low abundance with few exceeding 7.5 inches. Crappies were sampled in moderate to high abundance with most ranging between 7 to 9 inches. Channel catfish were sampled in high abundance and in all sizes.(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.