Lake Icaria

General Information

County: Adams
Location: 4 miles north of Corning
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth: 30 ft. (2003 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No jet boats or jet skies allowed. Outboard and inboard-outboards only, no inboards.

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Icaria include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • 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 - Slow: Try using jigs tipped with a waxworm or minnow fished along cedar tree brushpiles for crappies up to 10 inches.
Variable ice conditions up to 7 inches. Areas of open water near the dam.
Walleye - Slow: Try using jigs tipped with a minnow fished along the roadbed for Walleye of all sizes.
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  • 06/27/2018 - 6,708 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.64)
  • 05/15/2018 - 50,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/15/2018 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/08/2018 - 1,944,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 4/28/2017 - 100,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 4/28/2017 - 200,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 4/24/2017 - 1,944,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 6/16/2016 - 6,821 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.4")
  • 6/16/2016 - 7,670 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.3")
  • 5/6/16 - 400,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 5/3/16 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 4/26/16 - 2,000,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 10/27/16 - 6,429 Walleye (10.3")
  • 10/21/2015 - 6,500 Walleye (8")
  • 06/29/2015 - 6,470 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/16/2016 - 6,609 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 04/29/2015 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/29/2015 - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 04/22/2015 - 1,944,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • annual 2014 - 6,508 Walleye (8")
  • 06/17/2014 - 8,995 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 06/17/2014 - 10,567 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2")
  • 05/08/2014 - 100,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/08/2014 - 200,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 05/01/2014 - 1,800,000 Walleye (Fry)
  • 11/06/2013 - 8,684 Largemouth Bass (3.8")
  • 10/31/2013 - 6,177 Walleye (8.5")
  • 10/24/2012 - 6,503 Walleye (8.2")
  • 06/28/2012 - 3,686 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 06/28/2012 - 6,819 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (2.0")
  • 03/28/2012 - 300 Largemouth Bass (4.6")
  • 10/18/2011 - 4,564 Walleye (8.3")
  • 10/18/2010 - 4,740 Walleye (9.7")
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:
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Spring electrofishing indicated a low abundance of largemouth bass up to 18 inches. Bluegill and crappie were also sampled in low abundance. However, bluegill up to 8 inches and crappie up to 10 inches are available to anglers. Good numbers of walleyes of all sizes up to 21 inches were sampled in 2019.(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.