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Lake Icaria

General Information

County: Adams
Location: 4 miles north of Corning
Acres: 648.00
Maximum Depth: 30 ft. (2012)
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
Most Mount Ayr district lakes have variable ice conditions ranging from 3-8 inches of ice. The recent warm weather has deteriorated the top 2-3 inches of ice. If you decide to venture out on the ice, use extreme caution and drill test holes often. For more information, please call the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Variable ice conditions from 0-5 inches of ice. Geese are keeping some areas of open water especially near the beach and and dam area. Thin ice reported along south side of Moss Road boat ramp.
Black Crappie - Fair: Try using jigs tipped with a minnow along deep cedar tree brushpiles for Crappie up to 11 inches.
Walleye - Fair: Try using jigs tipped with a minnow or jigging spoons along the submerged roadbed for Walleye up to 16 inches.
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You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 10/24/2019 - 6,830 Blue Catfish (6.4)
  • 06/27/2019 - 6,121 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (1.5)
  • 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")
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 were sampled in moderate abundance. Most bluegill were in the 6-8 inch length range, but some larger bluegill are available to anglers. Good numbers of channel catfish of all sizes were sampled in 2020,(2020)

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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.