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Lake Meyer

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 2.5 miles southwest of Calmar.
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 27 ft. (1975)
Motoring Restrictions: electric motors only

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Meyer include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Temperatures will be in the mid 60's to low 70's for the holiday weekend with an increasing chance of thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday. River and stream conditions are good to excellent. If the fish don't bite on one kind of tackle, don't be afraid to change it up. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - Slow: Panfishing has been spotty but some anglers have picked up a few nice bluegills.
Largemouth Bass - Slow: Anglers are using a jig with a twister tail have been having the best luck.
Water temperatures are hovering around 60 degrees. A 10 foot maximum drawdown will begin on May 26. Water levels will remain low throughout the wetland construction period. Completion of the wetland should be by November 1, 2015 when water levels will be allowed to return to normal. Repairs to the dam will take place at this time. While the water is down, the Iowa DNR and Winneshiek County personnel will take advantage of the low water and install a variety of fish attractant structures.

Fishing Forecast


Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/30/2013 - 722 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 05/29/2013 - 246 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/08/2012 - 210 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/14/2011 - 721 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/18/2011 - 364 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/20/2010 - 208 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/22/2009 - 612 Channel Catfish (6.0")
  • 05/11/2009 - 248 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/09/2008 - 325 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/18/2007 - 720 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 06/01/2007 - 112 Northern Pike (4.7")
  • 09/11/2006 - 896 Channel Catfish (6.8")
  • 05/11/2006 - 217 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/20/2005 - 1,120 Channel Catfish (6.7")
  • 05/06/2005 - 211 Northern Pike (2.3")

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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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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