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Volga Lake

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located 3 miles north of Fayette.
Acres: 135.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (1986)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake


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

Fishing Report

Area rivers and streams are really looking good and fish activity has picked up. It looks like a fabulous summer weekend in Northeast Iowa. For more information on water levels, please visit this website at Summer trout stocking schedule is in effect. Call 563-927-5736 for daily stocking information. For more information, please call the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - Good: Bluegills are being caught on a hook tipped with a worm.
Crappie - Good: Anglers are catching lots of small crappies over the brush piles or along the shoreline using a small jig tipped with tubejigs or a twistertail.
Anglers be aware that the universally accessible dock sustained major ice damage and is unusable at this time.
Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are along the rocky shore and are actively taking a hook tipped with dough balls or worms.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Largemouth bass are taking spinnerbaits from shore. Target woody debris along the waters edge.

Fishing Forecast

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake


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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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.