Lost Island Lake
3 miles north of Ruthven
Amenities at Lost Island Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Accessible Pier
- Boat Rental
- Picnic Area
- Accessible Facilities
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|For more information contact the Spirit Lake Hatchery at (712) 336-1840|
|There is 28-30 inches of ice and there has been little fishing preasure.|
Walleye anglers should continue to catch numbers of stock (10.0 – 14.9 inches) sized fish with quality (15.0 – 19.9 inches) size not uncommon in the catch. Continued good walleye angling will exist at Lost Island Lake as the 2011 year class will sustain the fishery for the next few years.
Catfish anglers will continue to enjoy quality angling as good numbers of angler acceptable size fish is available for the upcoming 2014 season.
Black bullheads will provide quality angling with numbers of large fish available for harvest.
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