Iowa Lake (Iowa Co.)

General Information

County: Iowa
Location: 5 miles North of Millersburg
Acres: 107.00
Maximum Depth: 32 ft. (1988 - Information taken from Clean Lakes Classification Study of Iowa's Lakes for Restoration (Bachmann, et al, 1993).)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Iowa Lake (Iowa Co.) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Some lakes have "safe" ice while others are extremely variable. Always check ice and use caution when venturing out. For more information, contact the Lake Macbride Fisheries Station at 319-624-3615.
Ice at the boat ramp is reported as 9", out farther is 7". The east end of the lake may have less ice and checking conditions as you go is still recommended.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 10/04/2018 - 1,500 Channel Catfish (8.4)
  • 9/21/16 - 1,498 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/16/2014 - 1,498 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 10/08/2013 - 1,605 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/14/2012 - 140 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/14/2012 - 2,139 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 05/17/2010 - 4,529 Channel Catfish (5.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • 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:
Bluegill numbers are good with many 6- to 8-fish. Some redear sunfish are here and most are 8- to 10-inch. Crappie numbers are moderate with two group sizes most prevalent; 7- to 8-inch fish and 10- to 11-inch fish. Largemouth bass numbers are moderate with the majority of fish 12- to 16-inches.(2015)

Contacts

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.