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New Albin Big Lake

General Information

County: Allamakee
Location:
Acres: 200.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Amenities

Amenities at New Albin Big Lake include:

    Fishing Report

    The Missouri River at Decatur, Nebraska is at 25.03ft. /47,500 cfs./54degrees fahrenheit. The Missouri River dropped .02 feet from last week. The river level is up higher than normal for this time of year due to discharge from the upstream reservoirs. Discharge of 45,500 cfs will continue until December 10th and will then drop to 20,000 cfs. Boaters be aware of swift currents, logs, debris, and rock structures that are potential hazards. Fishing has been fair overall on the Missouri River
    Channel Catfish - Fair: Fishing has been fair for channel catfish. Anglers report catching channel catfish on cutbait, dead shad and worms.
    Flathead Catfish - Fair: Fishing was fair for Flatheads especially with last weekend's warmer weather. Anglers are catching flathead catfish on chubs.
    Sauger - Fair: A few sauger and walleye continue to be caught on jigs and live bait rigs tipped with minnows.

    Fishing Forecast


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    Popular Fish Species at this Lake

    Fish Stocking

      Regulations

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

      • 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
      • Flathead 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: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers (Missouri, Big Sioux, and Des Moines) where intermittent or constant flow occur have a catfish combined daily bag of 15 fish. Associated chutes and backwaters of the Mississippi River have no daily bag or possession limit.
      • Freshwater Drum
        • 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.
      • Smallmouth Bass
        • Season: Continuous
        • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
        • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
        • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
        • Other: Associated chutes and backwaters of border rivers are included where intermittent or constant flow occur. A 14-inch length limit applies to Mississippi River backwaters, and a 12-inch length limit applies to Missouri River backwaters.

      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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