Farm Creek Lake

General Information

County: Pottawattamie
Location: 5 miles east of Carson
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Farm Creek Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/13/2017 - 181 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • 09/14/2015 - 180 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/18/2013 - 360 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/22/2011 - 180 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/17/2009 - 153 Channel Catfish (7.7")
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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
The sport fishery in Farm Creek dates back to 2002 with the original stocking of largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and black crappie. Now 16 years later the fishery is well established. A 2017 fish population survey showed good numbers of 13- to 17-inch largemouth bass. Bluegills and crappies are of quality size with 8- to 9-inch bluegills and 9- to 12-inch crappies in the lake. Stocking channel catfish every other year has produced an abundant catfish population. Farm Creek will provide good fishing in 2019. (2019)

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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.