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Twelve Mile Creek Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 4 miles east of Creston
Acres: 635.00
Maximum Depth: 42 ft. (2007 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Amenities

Amenities at Twelve Mile Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Most water temperatures in the Mount Ayr District lakes are in the upper 50s to low 60s. The district includes Page, Taylor, Adams, Union, Ringgold, Decatur, Clarke, and Madison counties. For more information call 641-464-3108.
Crappie - Fair: Crappies up to 13 inches have been caught using minnows or small jigs fished near the flooded timber of along the roadbed.
Twelve Mile lake access is good.

Fishing Forecast

Largemouth bass were sampled in high abundance with some exceeding 19 inches. Walleye were sampled in moderate abundance with a strong size class of 12 inches. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance with some exceeding 9 inches. Crappies were sampled in moderate to high abundance with most around 10 inches. (2013)


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Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 10/28/2013 - 7,161 Walleye (8.4")
  • 09/26/2013 - 3,200 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 06/20/2013 - 1,700,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/12/2012 - 6,351 Walleye (8.0")
  • 10/12/2011 - 4,853 Walleye (8.3")
  • 08/29/2011 - 2,455 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 10/17/2010 - 4,597 Walleye (9.7")
  • 10/08/2009 - 3,651 Walleye (9.3")
  • 09/09/2009 - 5,884 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 10/10/2008 - 6,499 Walleye (9.4")
  • 07/10/2008 - 10,028 Smallmouth Bass (2.0")
  • 10/26/2007 - 5,852 Walleye (10")
  • 09/13/2007 - 2,000 Channel Catfish (7.5")
  • 06/22/2007 - 30,800 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/12/2007 - 6,529 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • July 2006 - 1,560 Walleye (3.8")
  • 10/31/2006 - 1,519 Walleye (9.3")
  • 06/15/2006 - 25,600 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 06/05/2006 - 19,930 Walleye (1.2")
  • 10/26/2005 - 2,573 Largemouth Bass (4.5")
  • 10/25/2005 - 131,000 Bluegill (2.5")
  • 10/17/2005 - 705 Walleye (8.9")
  • 09/07/2005 - 820 Largemouth Bass (5")
  • 08/24/2005 - 1,293 Channel Catfish (7")
  • 08/24/2005 - 1,097 Walleye (5")
  • 08/23/2005 - 3,167 Channel Catfish (10")

Regulations

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

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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.

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