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Albia Lower Reservoir

General Information

County: Monroe
Location: 1 mile north of Albia on the east side of Highway 34
Acres: 35.00
Maximum Depth: 39.1 ft. (2012 - 39.1')
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Albia Lower Reservoir include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • 09/04/2019 - 350 Channel Catfish (8.5)
  • 9/18/2017 - 351 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/23/2015 - 253 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/03/2015 - 2,218 Redear Sunfish (2")
  • 10/29/2013 - 5,635 Redear Sunfish (2.0")
  • 08/30/2011 - 350 Channel Catfish (9.2")
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:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
The Lower Albia Reservoir is an excellent bluegill fishery with fish approaching and exceeding 10" available. Crappie abundance is relatively low but fish in excess of 12" are available. Largemouth bass abundance is high with fish between 12 and 15 inches being most abundant.(2019)
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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.