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Airport Lake

General Information

County: Chickasaw
Location: Located 2 miles northwest of New Hampton.
Acres: 9.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (2010)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Airport Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/30/2019 - 144 Channel Catfish (9.6)
  • 9/5/2017 - 144 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 09/22/2015 - 144 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/30/2013 - 159 Channel Catfish (9.0")
  • 09/13/2011 - 132 Channel Catfish (8.6")
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:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Sample data from 2019 found 5- to 6-inch Bluegill common with a few up to 9-inches. Channel Catfish from 10- to 26-inches will excite mid-day anglers. Catch Largemouth Bass from bait stealer size to 16-inches. Find Yellow Perch up to 10-inches along the vegetated edges of the lake. A few suspended Black Crappie and Green Sunfish may be caught while boating around the lake. Channel Catfish are stocked in odd years. See more at http://www.mycountyparks.com/County/Chickasaw/Park/Airport-Lake-Park.aspx.(2021)


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.