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
Mount Ayr district lakes have variable ice conditions ranging from 9 to 12 inches. Use caution and drill test holes. For more information, please contact the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Approximately 10 inches of ice reported at Lake Icaria.
Walleye - Fair: Try using minnows fished along the roadbed for Walleye up to 16 inches.
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  • 11/12/2020 - 4,536 Walleye (9.2)
  • 10/13/2020 - 7,901 Blue Catfish (5.8)
  • 04/24/2020 - 104,900 Walleye (Fry)
  • 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")
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 a moderate abundance of largemouth bass up to 18 inches. Good numbers of bluegill up to 8 inches were sampled in 2021. Good numbers of crappie were also sampled in 2021. Most crappie were 6-8 inches in length, but some larger fish up to 11 inches are available to anglers. Moderate numbers of walleye up to 17 inches were sampled in 2021.(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.