Lake Delhi

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3m W Delhi
Acres: 448.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Delhi include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
Interior river levels remain in good condition but may be a bit more turbid with the recent rainfall we've received. Lakes in and around Black Hawk county have been hit and miss although anglers are catching crappie on some of the area lakes. Trout streams vary in condition with the recent rainfall, anglers may want to call ahead on stream conditions. For further information contact the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.
Bluegill - Fair: Locate structure or fish from docks to locate bluegill. Try casting and retrieving small jigs or using piece of night crawler under a bobber
Lake Delhi has been producing bluegill and largemouth bass, boat traffic should subside now after the holiday weekend.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Try casting and retrieving spinnerbaits, crankbaits or plastics targeting area docks and shorelines.

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

  • 5/15/2017 - 236 Black Crappie (7" - 9")
  • Mar 2016 - 269,527 Bluegill (Fingerling)
  • 8/9/16 - 35,000 Largemouth Bass (2.2")
  • 7/20/16 - 9,714 Largemouth Bass (1.7")
  • 7/15/16 - 2,024 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 10/29/2015 - 26,057 Bluegill (1.4")
  • 10/29/2015 - 92,177 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, 15 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: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-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:

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.