Grade Lake

General Information

County: Clarke
Location:
Acres: 15.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Grade Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Trails
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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  • 09/09/2021 - 150 Channel Catfish (8.1)
  • 09/17/2019 - 149 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 9/26/2017 - 151 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 09/24/2015 - 150 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/23/2013 - 545 Channel Catfish (8.7")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
  • 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:
Spring electrofishing indicated a good abundance of largemouth bass up to 13 inches. Low numbers of channel catfish were sampled in 2021, but catfish up to 22 inches are available to anglers. Low numbers of crappie were also sampled in 2021 with most crappie in the 8-10 inch length range. Moderate numbers of bluegill were sampled with most bluegill in the 7-8 inch length range.(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.