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Banner Lake (north)

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 4 1/2 miles north of Indianola
Acres: 16.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Banner Lakes at Summerset State Park


Amenities at Banner Lake (north) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 09/16/2019 - 204 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • annual 2017 - 60 Brook Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2017 - 2,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 9/7/2017 - 200 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/23/2015 - 201 Channel Catfish (8")
    No known aquatic invasive species have been found
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Banner Lake North's best angling opportunity is for largemouth bass. Most fish captured during the 2018 survey were between 8- and 14-inches, but larger individuals are present. Bluegill, black crappie and white crappie are available, but mostly at sizes not preferred by anglers. Bluegills over 6 inches and crappies over 9 inches are rare. (2019)
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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.