Mystic Reservoir

General Information

County: Appanoose
Location: North edge of Mystic on the west side of T14
Acres: 7.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only-no boat ramp


Amenities at Mystic Reservoir include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
No recent updates

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 06/15/2010 - 1,140 Channel Catfish (2.0")
  • 06/15/2010 - 800 Largemouth Bass (1.2")
  • 05/16/2010 - 1,240 Channel Catfish (5.5")
  • 10/28/2009 - 2,000 Bluegill (1.5")
  • 10/27/2009 - 416 Channel Catfish (7.3")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
Mystic Reservoir supports a good quality largemouth bass fishery with many fish in the 12-16 inch range. Bluegill quality in 2016 was moderate with fish very common up to 7+ inches. Some fish in the 8-9 inch group were captured. Channel catfish angling is good with good numbers of fish up to 5 lbs available.(2016)


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.