Slip Bluff Lake

General Information

County: Decatur
Location: Decatur County, 2 miles northwest of Davis City
Acres: 16.00
Maximum Depth: 23 ft. (2014)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Nine Eagles State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Slip Bluff Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 9/18/2017 - 160 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/24/2015 - 80 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 80 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/07/2011 - 123 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/08/2009 - 136 Channel Catfish (8.0")
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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 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
Low numbers of crappies were sampled in 2017, but some larger crappie (up to 12-inches) are available to anglers. Most bluegills sampled were 7- to 8-inches long, but some larger bluegill are available to anglers. Channel catfish of all sizes were sampled, but most catfish were 18- to 20-inches long. Largemouth bass up to 16-inches are also available to anglers.(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.