Green Valley Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: 2 1/2 miles northwest of Creston
Acres: 338.00
Maximum Depth: 23.4 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No motor restriction at no wake speed except for ski area

Nearby Parks

Green Valley State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Green Valley Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Fish Cleaning Station
Ice conditions for the Mount Ayr district lakes is variable ranging from 4 to 8 inches. Check ice thickness often when venturing out on the ice. Geese are keeping some areas of open water at some district lakes. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Black Crappie - Good: Try using jigs tipped with a waxworm or minnow for Crappie up to 9 inches fished near cedar tree brushpiles.
Bluegill - Fair: Try using jigs tipped with a waxworm for Bluegill up to 7.5 inches fished near cedar tree brushpiles.
Variable ice thickness up to 8 inches.
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  • 05/08/2018 - 1,014,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 9/27/2017 - 640 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 9/26/2017 - 884 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 9/14/2017 - 1,678 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 4/22/2017 - 1,905,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 09/16/2015 - 1,912 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 1,895 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 08/29/2011 - 2,940 Channel Catfish (9.2")
  • 06/29/2011 - 38,000 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/24/2010 - 9,125 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
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: 18-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:
  • 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
Spring electrofishing indicated good numbers of largemouth bass of all sizes up to 20 inches. Good numbers of bluegill and crappie were also sampled in 2019. Most of the bluegill were 6-8 inches in length. Most of the crappie were 8-10 inches in length. Low numbers of walleye were sampled, but 12-24 inch walleyes are available to anglers.(2019)

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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.