Lake Meyer

General Information

County: Winneshiek
Location: Located 2.5 miles southwest of Calmar on 2546 Lake Meyer Road.
Acres: 40.00
Maximum Depth: 27 ft. (1975)
Motoring Restrictions: electric motors only

Nearby Parks

Fort Atkinson State Preserve

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Meyer include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Entire lake is covered by a very thin layer of ice. Ice fishing not recommended yet.
Snow remains in forecast Thursday/Friday with highs below freezing. Ice beginning to form on smaller waterbodies. Ice fishing soon. Area rivers and streams in excellent condition and producing fish. Flows and current remain high. For more information, please contact the Decorah Fish Hatchery at 563-382-8324.
Bluegill - No Report:
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 9/8/2017 - 593 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 5/23/2017 - 211 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 4/20/16 - 120 Northern Pike (1.4")
  • 09/22/2015 - 721 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/19/2015 - 200 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/05/2014 - 203 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 09/30/2013 - 722 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 05/29/2013 - 246 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/08/2012 - 210 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/14/2011 - 721 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/18/2011 - 364 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/20/2010 - 208 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 09/22/2009 - 612 Channel Catfish (6.0")
  • 05/11/2009 - 248 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/09/2008 - 325 Northern Pike (2.3")
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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery in Lake Meyer is responding well after a 2015 drawdown to construct a 5 acre wetland and rock chute spillway, seal small sinkholes in the dam, and install various fish attracting structures. Northern Pike are stocked annually into this little gem and quality fish, though rarely caught, are present. Good numbers of Bluegill 8 inches and 10 inch crappie are available to the shoreline angler and boater alike. Largemouth Bass 12 to 14 inches are common but find a few lunkers lurking around the edges of vegetation. Channel Catfish are stocked in odd years. Quality size catfish up to 30 inches can be caught along the dam face. (2017)

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.