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
There have been fair to good reports on the interior rivers of anglers catching walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike and some catfish. Lakes are beginning to produce bluegill and crappie in Black Hawk County. Trout streams remain in excellent condition. Forecast calls for rain over the next few days so keep an eye on river and stream levels, for further information contact the N.E. District Office at 563-927-3276.
Black Crappie - Fair: Try casting and retrieving various colored tube jigs or floating a crappie minnow under a slip bobber for some crappie action.
There have been a few reports of anglers catching crappie on Lake Delhi.

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.