Lake Ahquabi

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 5 miles southwest of Indianola
Acres: 118.00
Maximum Depth: 20.4 ft. (2020)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Lake Ahquabi State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Ahquabi include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
For information on Central Iowa lakes and rivers contact Ben Dodd at 641-891-3795 or Andy Otting at 515-204-5885.
Lake Ahquabi is being drawn down. Boat ramp access will not be possible. Carry down boats, float tubes and kayaks may be possible.
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  • 9/7/2017 - 1,001 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/23/2015 - 1,003 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/12/2011 - 1,514 Channel Catfish (8.8")
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:
Lake Ahquabi offers angling for bass, bluegill, crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish. Largemouth bass were surveyed up to 18.5 inches, with most fish between 10- and 16-inches. Bluegill were sampled in good abundance with fish up to 7.5 inches. Black crappies surveyed were mostly 8- to 10-inches. Redear sunfish were surveyed up to 10 inches. Channel catfish were present in good numbers and most abundant in the 12- to 15-inch range with fish surveyed up to 29 inches. The lake will be drained mid-summer 2021 to repair the outlet structure and remove gizzard shad. Re-stocking is planned for 2023.(2020)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.

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.