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Great Western Park Lake

General Information

County: Carroll
Location: ¼ mile west of Manning
Acres: 6.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Great Western Park Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
No recent updates

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

  • 09/26/2018 - 217 Channel Catfish (8.9)
  • 10/11/16 - 217 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 09/25/2014 - 216 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2012 - 215 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/21/2010 - 172 Channel Catfish (9.6")
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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
Great Western Park has good fishing for harvestable size crappie and bluegill. Largemouth bass fishing can be good, but expect many of the fish to be in the 12 to 14 inch size range. Shore fishing access is good. Channel catfish are stocked on a regular basis at Great Western Park.(2020)

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.