Beeds Lake

General Information

County: Franklin
Location: 2 miles west, 1 mile north of Hampton
Acres: 90.00
Maximum Depth: 24.6 ft. (2017)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Beeds Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Beeds Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Water temperatures have reached the mid to upper 60's on most northern Iowa lakes. For more information, contact the Clear Lake Fisheries office at 641-357-3517.
Black Crappie - Good: Crappie are hitting small tube jigs fished along downed shoreline trees and the causeway area.
Yellow Bass - Fair: Small jigs or bobbers with live bait are the best technique for Yellow Bass.
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  • 09/09/2020 - 1,622 Channel Catfish (8)
  • 04/13/2020 - 53,621 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 04/17/2019 - 55,000 Northern Pike (Fry)
  • 09/21/2018 - 1,683 Channel Catfish (8.1)
  • 9/14/16 - 1,620 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/09/2014 - 1,800 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 05/29/2013 - 1,016 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/13/2012 - 1,800 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 05/08/2012 - 512 Northern Pike (2.8")
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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:
  • White 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
  • White Sucker
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Beeds Lake crappie population is good with many 7 to 11 inch fish available. Fish along the causeway in early Spring or drift/troll small crappie jigs in the Summer and Fall. Bluegills can be targeted along the shore in early to mid June. Largemouth Bass can be caught fishing structure along the banks and around the fishing jetties. Channel Catfish hit on the west end shortly after ice-out.(2021)
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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.