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Lake of Three Fires

General Information

County: Taylor
Location: 3 miles northeast of Bedford
Acres: 72.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities

Amenities at Lake of Three Fires include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District area lakes are exceeding 55 degrees. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. Reports from area farm ponds on bass and crappie fishing have been good. For more information call: 641-464-3108.
Three Fires access is good.
Crappie - Slow: Crappies up to 12 inches are being caught on jigs and minnows along the channel and the deep cedar tree piles.

Fishing Forecast

Largemouth bass were sampled in moderate to high abundance with several exceeding 18 inches. Bluegills and crappies were sampled in moderate to high abundance. Bluegills were of all sizes up to 8 inches, and most crappies sampled were 7 to 10 inches in length. Channel catfish were sampled in low abundance.(2013)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Regulations

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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