Red Haw Lake
1 mile east of Chariton
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Red Haw Lake include:
- Boat Access
- Hard Surface Boat Ramp
|If you have other questions regarding fishing in south central Iowa please call the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406.|
|Anglers report about 10 inches of ice around the shoreline and 15 to 16 inches out farther. Fishing has been fair for bluegills. Try areas with 20 feet of water and fish about 1-2 feet off the lake bottom. Fishing around brushpiles will also increase your catch. If we get a warm-up the ice around the shoreline will start to melt so use caution getting on and off the ice.|
Largemouth bass are abundant and growth rates are good. Most fish are traditionally less than 15 inches in length. Crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish growth remains slow. Few fish eight inches and greater are present. We continue to monitor these populations and as these early year classes age growth for all species will improve overall, as will the size of fish available to anglers.(2009)
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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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.