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George Wyth Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: N edge Waterloo
Acres: 75.20
Maximum Depth: 18.8 ft. (2022)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake

Nearby Parks

George Wyth State Park

Amenities

Amenities at George Wyth Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
Anglers are having success on both bluegill and crappie on George Wyth Lake. Some sorting may be required.
Black Crappie - Fair: Try fishing a minnow under a slip bobber near structure or lily pads on the west end of the lake.
The interior rivers are once again on the rise with the recent rainfall events but are providing opportunities for some good channel catfish angling. Lakes within the Cedar Falls/Waterloo area are providing some good panfish angling. Trout streams remain in excellent condition, for more information contact your local bait shops for additional information.
Bluegill - Fair: Try fishing a piece of night crawler under a slip bobber off of the shoreline as bluegill are in the midst of spawn and on beds.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Anglers have been doing best on artificial baits, early morning or later evening has been the best.
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  • 6/3/22 - 381 Northern Pike (1.8)
  • 6/21/22 - 1,177 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.2)
  • 09/29/2021 - 1,350 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 06/29/2021 - 780 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.7)
  • 05/12/2021 - 375 Northern Pike (3)
  • 05/21/2020 - 375 Northern Pike (2.2)
  • 09/10/2019 - 1,351 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 06/28/2019 - 843 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.6)
  • 05/29/2019 - 377 Northern Pike (2.12)
  • 06/29/2018 - 836 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.68)
  • 06/05/2018 - 378 Northern Pike (2.7)
  • 9/5/2017 - 1,361 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 5/23/2017 - 389 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 4/20/16 - 375 Northern Pike (1.4")
  • 09/28/2015 - 1,351 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/19/2015 - 375 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/04/2014 - 375 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • Brittle Naiad
  • Eurasian Watermilfoil
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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White 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
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
George Wyth Lake offers abundant shoreline fishing access within George Wyth State Park. George Wyth supports fishable populations of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike. Most bluegills and crappies are small in size with a few larger individuals. George Wyth offers a low density population of quality-sized channel catfish. The largemouth bass population density is moderate with some quality-sized fish present. Anglers may want to concentrate efforts along the newly rip-rapped shorelines, fishing jetties and wind break east of the beach area. (2020)
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Contacts

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.