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Lost Grove Lake

General Information

County: Scott
Location: Six miles east of Eldridge
Acres: 400.00
Maximum Depth: 62 ft. (2014)
Motoring Restrictions: Any size motor operated at 5 mph or less

Amenities

Amenities at Lost Grove Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline

Fishing Report

For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319) 694-2430.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill fishing has picked up a little bit but is still pretty slow.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: I would look for the bass to be near the causeway where the upper end of the lake comes through the culvert.
The lake is now full, actually has been for the last couple of weeks, so we can turn the rain off anytime now. REMEMBER THAT LOST GROVE LAKE HAS AN 18 INCH MINIMUM SIZE LIMIT FOR BASS.

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/24/2013 - 2,803 Channel Catfish (8.1")
  • 06/28/2013 - 40,140 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/10/2013 - 12,055 Walleye (1.8")
  • 05/13/2013 - 40,023 Channel Catfish (2.2")
  • 05/13/2013 - 200 Muskellunge (12.5")
  • 10/24/2012 - 1,750 Largemouth Bass (4.4")
  • 10/23/2012 - 64,116 Redear Sunfish (0.8")
  • 10/12/2012 - 30,000 Bluegill (1.8")
  • 07/18/2012 - 131,000 Bluegill (1")
  • 09/09/2010 - 448 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 09/21/2006 - 1,007 Channel Catfish (10.7")
  • 09/21/2006 - 2,009 Largemouth Bass (5.3")

Regulations

The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters

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

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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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