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Lost Grove Lake

General Information

County: Scott
Location: Six miles east of Eldridge
Acres: 400.00
Maximum Depth: 50 ft. (2015)
Motoring Restrictions: Any size motor operated at 5 mph or less

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lost Grove Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
For more information on the above lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319) 694-2430.
Bluegill - Fair: Most are still being caught out in the submerged brush in 8-10 foot of water but on the overcast days some move into shallower water off the jetties and fish cleaning stations
Channel Catfish - Good: Time to head back to the face of the dam or other rocky areas of the lake to fish for catfish. Chicken liver or stinkbaits are what to start with.
Largemouth Bass - Slow: Mostly jigging off the deeper (10-12 ft) habitat: trees and rock piles.
Water temperature on Tuesday (7/16) was up to 84 degrees. The water has turned to green like most of the rest of the area waters and the water clarity has dropped to a couple of feet.
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  • 9/29/22 - 2,398 Channel Catfish (9)
  • 6/7/22 - 12,002 Walleye (1.5)
  • 5/18/22 - 200 Muskellunge (12.8)
  • 06/09/2021 - 12,029 Walleye (1.6)
  • 09/14/2020 - 2,391 Channel Catfish (8)
  • 06/04/2020 - 12,820 Walleye (1.6)
  • 05/11/2020 - 200 Muskellunge (12.4)
  • 06/10/2019 - 12,001 Walleye (1.9)
  • 09/19/2018 - 2,401 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 06/05/2018 - 11,974 Walleye (1.44)
  • 05/11/2018 - 200 Muskellunge (11.8)
  • 5/30/2017 - 15,090 Walleye (1.7")
  • 9/12/16 - 2,399 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 6/7/16 - 11,366 Walleye (1.8")
  • 5/9/16 - 203 Muskellunge (14.5")
  • 05/28/2015 - 11,997 Walleye (2")
  • 09/10/2014 - 2,400 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 06/02/2014 - 12,048 Walleye (2")
  • 05/20/2014 - 200 Muskellunge (10.5")
  • Curlyleaf Pondweed
  • 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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 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
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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.