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Percival Lake

General Information

County: Fremont
Location: 1 mile north of Percival
Acres: 20.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1991)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Percival Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Gravel Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

No recent updates

Fishing Forecast

The fishery in Percival was last surveyed in 2012. Largemouth bass, common carp, and shortnose gar were present in this sample. Paddlefish were observed but not captured. Good numbers of bass in the 12 to 16 inch range are present in the lake and will provide peroids of good fishing. A 15 inch minimum length limit on largemouth bass is in effect. Channel catfish are stocked during odd numbered years to maintain their numbers. (2015)

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/18/2013 - 350 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/23/2009 - 298 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 09/12/2007 - 360 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 10/10/2005 - 300 Channel Catfish (7")


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

  • 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:
  • Paddlefish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 2 fish
    • Possession Limit: 4 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No hook larger than a 5/0 treble hook or measuring more than 1 ¼ inches in length when two of the hook points are placed on a ruler are permitted when snagging.

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.

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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.