Dickcissell Lake

General Information

County: Boone
Location: 4m E Boone
Acres: 13.00
Maximum Depth: 8 ft. (1977 - The maximum depth was 8' before the excavation (deepening) in 1980. The borrow was deepened 10'-15'.)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Ledges State Park


Amenities at Dickcissell Lake include:
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates

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  • 9/18/2017 - 124 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 07/15/2015 - 1,000 Yellow Perch (1.4")
  • 04/30/2015 - 125 Yellow Perch (Adult)
  • 04/14/2015 - 26 Largemouth Bass (Adult)
  • 04/14/2015 - 20 Yellow Perch (Adult)
  • 09/26/2013 - 61 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/13/2011 - 73 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 09/16/2009 - 77 Channel Catfish (7.6")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The fishery at Dickcissel was renovated in the spring of 2015 to remove common carp, grass carp and buffalo. The lake was restocked with just largemouth bass and yellow perch to create a unique fishing opportunity. Largemouth bass in 2017 were surveyed at 5- to 18-inches. The yellow perch population is still fairly small with 7- to 10-inch fish surveyed. (2017)


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.