Fontana Mill Lake

General Information

County: Buchanan
Location: .5m S Hazleton
Acres: 63.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Fontana Mill Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/13/2021 - 1,134 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 09/11/2019 - 1,135 Channel Catfish (8.7)
  • 9/7/2017 - 1,137 Channel Catfish (7.6")
  • 09/28/2015 - 1,136 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/25/2013 - 1,754 Channel Catfish (7.9")
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:
  • 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: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
Fontana is a small impoundment located near Buchanan County Conservation Board Headquarters. Anglers can expect to catch bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and largemouth bass. Most fish are small given habitat conditions at this location but there are some larger bass, carp, and suckers.(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.