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Lake Geode

General Information

County: Henry
Location: 4 miles southwest of Danville
Acres: 185.70
Maximum Depth: 43.8 ft. (2021 - 43.8 feet)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Geode State Park


Amenities at Lake Geode include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Fish Cleaning Station
For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319) 694-2430.
Water temperature back up to 77 degrees. Water clarity is good at a little over 6 feet. Water has a green hint to it.
Black Crappie - Slow: Either vertical jig for them over the fish habtiat in 8-10 foot of water or slow troll for them along the edges of the long mounds across from the beach.
Bluegill - Good: Hard pressed to find any still on the beds but if you fish along the fallen trees along the shoreline, especially those in the shade you can still catch some nice 7 to 8 inch bluegills
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Some chunky bass can still be caught along the outer tips of the tree falls along the shoreline where they are feeding on bluegills and golden shiners.
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  • 8/9/22 - 185 Largemouth Bass (8.1)
  • 5/31/22 - 17,400 Channel Catfish (2)
  • 10/4/22 - 888 Largemouth Bass (3.2)
  • October 2021 - 137,584 Bluegill (3)
  • 10/22/2021 - 53,760 Redear Sunfish (2)
  • 9/19/16 - 2,435 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/24/2014 - 2,437 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Brittle Naiad
  • Curlyleaf Pondweed
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Fingerling channel catfish and advanced fingerling largemouth bass were stocked in the lake in June and August, respectively. Adult black crappies were stocked as well.(2022)
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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.