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Rudd Lake

General Information

County: Floyd
Location: East of Rudd.
Acres: 12.40
Maximum Depth: 18 ft. (2015)
Motoring Restrictions:

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Amenities at Rudd Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/08/2021 - 224 Channel Catfish (8.1)
  • 09/19/2019 - 217 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 9/5/2017 - 217 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/22/2015 - 216 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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
This city owned lake has healthy populations of Bluegill, Largemouth Bass and Channel Catfish. Find Bluegill hanging around pallet structures within casting distance of the two jetties. Find Largemouth Bass around the edges of the cattails and other submersed vegetation. Fish for Channel Catfish from 9- to 22-inches in the early morning and late evening due to extremely clear water. Remember to remove all vegetation from your boat and trailer. This lake has been treated for Eurasian Milfoil and Brittle Naiad in the past.(2022)
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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.