Lake Delhi

General Information

County: Delaware
Location: 3m W Delhi
Acres: 448.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Delhi include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
The interior rivers and cold water trout streams are now in excellent condition. Anglers have been catching some walleye on the interior rivers. Black Hawk county area lakes have been good for crappie with the recent spawn. For further information contact your local area bait shops for the most recent hot spots.
Anglers have been catching crappie on Lake Delhi. Concentrate on areas along the shoreline with fallen trees or rocky shoreline.
Black Crappie - Good: Concentrate efforts in the shallows near structure with a crappie minnow under a slip bobber or casting colored tube jigs.

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  • 5/15/2017 - 236 Black Crappie (7" - 9")
  • Mar 2016 - 269,527 Bluegill (Fingerling)
  • 8/9/16 - 35,000 Largemouth Bass (2.2")
  • 7/20/16 - 9,714 Largemouth Bass (1.7")
  • 7/15/16 - 2,024 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 10/29/2015 - 26,057 Bluegill (1.4")
  • 10/29/2015 - 92,177 Bluegill (1.3")
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, 15 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: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Northern Pike
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: 6 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Smallmouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Dam repairs at Lake Delhi were completed during 2016 and full-pool was achieved during summer 2016. The current fishery is dominated by medium (5-7 inch) Bluegill, medium (7-10 inch) Black Crappie , and Largemouth Bass. Channel Catfish, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, and White Crappie are also present but are of secondary importance.(2020)
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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.