Hickory Grove Lake

General Information

County: Story
Location: 3 miles southwest of Colo
Acres: 100.30
Maximum Depth: 36.9 ft. (2017)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

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Amenities

Amenities at Hickory Grove Lake include:
  • Lake Restoration Underway - Fishing Not Advised
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  • 06/28/2021 - 7,547 Largemouth Bass (1.6)
  • 05/27/2021 - 5,020 Channel Catfish (1.6)
  • 05/07/2021 - 335,300 Walleye (Fry)
  • 03/30/2021 - 25,500 Bluegill (2.5)
  • 04/24/2020 - 314,709 Walleye (Fry)
  • 03/17/2020 - 30,000 Bluegill (4)
  • 09/21/2015 - 1,000 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/26/2013 - 500 Channel Catfish (8.2")
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:
  • 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: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
Hickory Grove Lake has been restocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Walleye and Channel Catfish. Due to drought conditions the lake is refilling slowly and was about half full at the end of 2021. Angler preferred size of fish will be more common by 2023.(2021)
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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.