George Wyth Lake

General Information

County: Black Hawk
Location: N edge Waterloo
Acres: 75.00
Maximum Depth: 18.7 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No wake

Nearby Parks

George Wyth State Park

Amenities

Amenities at George Wyth Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Community Fishing Location
There have been no reports on the interior rivers as they are currently freezing over. With the freezing cold temperatures ice conditions should vastly improve over the next week, if ice fishing use extreme caution on lakes and ponds especially with the snow cover. Trout streams remain in excellent condition, for further information contact the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.
There has been ice fishing activity on the lake and reports are 4" to 6" inches of good ice cover. Use extreme caution especially with the snow cover and upcoming winter snow storm.
Bluegill - Fair: Locate sunken fish structure and fish an ice jig tipped with a waxworm just off of the bottom.
Black Crappie - Fair: Locate sunken fish structure. Fish an ice jig tipped with a waxworm just off of the bottom or using electronics to locate suspended fish which often tend to be crappie. Also try a deadstick rig tipped with a live minnow.
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  • 06/29/2018 - 836 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.68)
  • 06/05/2018 - 378 Northern Pike (2.7)
  • 9/5/2017 - 1,361 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 5/23/2017 - 389 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 4/20/16 - 375 Northern Pike (1.4")
  • 09/28/2015 - 1,351 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/19/2015 - 375 Northern Pike (2.9")
  • 06/04/2014 - 375 Northern Pike (2-3")
  • 09/25/2013 - 1,354 Channel Catfish (7.9")
  • 05/28/2013 - 652 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/10/2012 - 391 Northern Pike (3.0")
  • 09/13/2011 - 1,238 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 05/19/2011 - 600 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 05/20/2010 - 552 Northern Pike (2.5")
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:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White 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
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
George Wyth supports fishable populations of bluegills, crappies, largemouth bass, channel catfish and northern pike. Bluegills top out at 5- to 6-inches and crappies at 8- to 10-inches with some larger fish. George Wyth offers a good population of harvest-sized channel catfish. The largemouth bass population density in George Wyth is moderate with some quality-sized fish present. Fishing can be difficult on this lake due to lack of vegetation in most years and water level fluctuations. Try fishing near jetties or trees along the shore.(2018)

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.