Lake Pahoja

General Information

County: Lyon
Location: 4 miles south, 2 miles west of Larchwood
Acres: 64.30
Maximum Depth: 26.2 ft. (2020)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Pahoja include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Fish Cleaning Station
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  • 09/10/2020 - 350 Channel Catfish (8.1)
  • 10/04/2018 - 350 Channel Catfish (8.7)
  • 9/28/16 - 351 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 10/11/2013 - 933 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 04/30/2013 - 48,000 Bluegill (2")
    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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
Lake Pahoja currently offers good fishing opportunities for both largemouth bass and bluegill. Currently there are numerous 10-15 inch bass that should continue to grow and become preferred sized fish in the coming years. There is also a large year class of 7 inch bluegill that should reach a preferred size in the next year or two allowing anglers to take home some good sized fish. Walleye numbers are not highly abundant, but most that have been seen are over 20 inches. In conclusion, Lake Pahoja should offer better fishing opportunities in the future as larger year classes of smaller sized fish continue to grow. (2022)
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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.