Lake Geode

General Information

County: Henry
Location: 4 miles southwest of Danville
Acres: 174.00
Maximum Depth: 44 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Geode State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Geode include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/19/16 - 2,435 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/24/2014 - 2,437 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/05/2012 - 3,742 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/07/2010 - 2,992 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/04/2008 - 3,696 Channel Catfish (7.2")
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:
Lake Geode was renovated in the early 80's to remove a problem gizzard shad population. Since then Lake Geode has developed into one of the premier bluegill lakes in the state producing good catches of 8 to 10 inch bluegills every year. Crappies are of a good size with many in the 10-12 inch size range but not in high numbers. There is a very high population of Largemouth Bass in the lake with surveys showing up to 140 bass per hour of electrofishing. A majority of these bass are under the 15" length limit which is not uncommon in lakes with a high panfish harvest. Redear sunfish are another sought after species in Geode with fish over 10 inches being caught on a regular basis.(2007)

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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.