Hawthorn Lake

General Information

County: Mahaska
Location: 1 mile south of Barnes City on the east side of V13
Acres: 182.00
Maximum Depth: 28 ft. (2007)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Hawthorn Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Trails
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 9/18/2017 - 1,416 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 4/28/16 - 200 Muskellunge (10")
  • 09/24/2015 - 1,499 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/08/2015 - 200 Muskellunge (12.3")
  • 05/13/2014 - 198 Muskellunge (9.6")
  • 10/29/2013 - 40,600 Redear Sunfish (2.0")
  • 09/25/2013 - 1,937 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 07/09/2013 - 5,184 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 05/29/2013 - 1,923 Channel Catfish (5.1")
  • 10/11/2012 - 35,000 Black Crappie (2.0")
  • 06/19/2012 - 17,700 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 06/06/2012 - 150 Redear Sunfish (Adults)
  • 05/07/2012 - 151 Muskellunge (12.6")
  • 06/20/2011 - 17,700 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 05/18/2011 - 1,770 Channel Catfish (2.0")
  • 03/29/2011 - 70,000 Bluegill (1.3")
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: All 12 to16-inch fish must be immediately released
    • Other:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-inch minimum
    • Other:
Hawthorn Largemouth bass density remains high and size structure is good. The abundance of fish 18 inches and less is very high. Larger, trophy-sized fish are present. Bluegill quality is developing slowly. Most fish are less than 8 inches in length. This should improve in upcoming years. Crappie are moderately abundant with most fish less than 10 inches in length; however, larger fish are available. Channel catfish are abundant and fish up to 5 lbs are common.(2017)

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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.