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Fin and Feather Lake

General Information

County: Cerro Gordo
Location: 3 miles south, 1 mile east of Mason City
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth: 10 ft. (1992)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Fin and Feather Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • 9/19/22 - 182 Channel Catfish (9.1)
  • 09/16/2020 - 180 Channel Catfish (7.9)
  • 09/17/2018 - 180 Channel Catfish (8.4)
  • 9/15/16 - 181 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/18/2014 - 180 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Eurasian Watermilfoil
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:
Fin and Feather has largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. A wide variety of sizes are available. There is good shore access on the west and north sides of the lake.(2024)
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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.