2 miles southwest of Greenfield
21 ft. (2001)
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Nodaway Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Picnic Area
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|Anglers are drift fishing open water areas to catch bluegills and crappies. Channel catfish has picked up in the interior rivers as they are returning to base flow. For more information call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587 |
|Catfish can be caught on the south shore and along the dam. A few crappies are being picked up around tree piles. |
|Bluegill - Slow: Bluegills can be caught drifting. Fish average 7.5 inches.|
|Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are being caught with shrimp. Fish are close to shore. Most fish caught are 18 to 20 inches. |
|Crappie - Fair: Cast small jigs around tree piles or minnows under a bobber to catch 8 to 10 inch crappies. |
The fishing at Nodaway Lake is expected to be good in 2014. Anglers who ventured out on the ice last winter reported good catches of quality sized bluegills. The bluegills average 7 to 8-inches in length and the crappies (both black and whites) are 9 to 11-inches. Largemouth bass are moderate in numbers with some quality fish in the population. Good numbers of pan-size (13 to 14-inch) channel catfish are present in Nodaway. Walleyes stocked by the Adair County Conservation Board provide a bonus fish for anglers. The overall fishery in Nodaway Lake is in as good a shape today as we have seen it for a number of years.(2014)
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