Lake Catherine

General Information

County: Winnebago
Location: 6 miles west of Forest City
Acres: 15.00
Maximum Depth: 14 ft. (1988)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Catherine include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
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Download Printable Fishing Structures Map

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

  • 09/15/2020 - 270 Channel Catfish (8)
  • 09/18/2018 - 271 Channel Catfish (8.4)
  • 9/27/16 - 270 Channel Catfish (9.5")
  • 10/03/2014 - 290 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2012 - 290 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:
  • 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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
Lake catherine has decent sized bluegills (up to 9-inches) and largemouth bass. Anglers can usually target these fish from the shore, especially in the spring and fall. Channel catfish also are an excellent species to target.(2020)
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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.