Lost Grove Lake

General Information

County: Scott
Location: Six miles east of Eldridge
Acres: 400.00
Maximum Depth: 50 ft. (2015)
Motoring Restrictions: Any size motor operated at 5 mph or less

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Amenities

Amenities at Lost Grove Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
For more information on the above Lakes call the Lake Darling Fisheries Station at (319) 694-2430.
Water clarity at 36 inches. Water temperature is in the mid 60's. The lake had its fall turnover early last week so good oxygen all the way to the bottom again.
Black Crappie - Slow: Most of the crappies are staying out in the flooded timber in 6-8 foot of water. Colder weather this weekend may give them a push?
Bluegill - Fair: More bluegills have moved in shallow. Worm and bobber or very slow trolling/drifting seems to be working best.
Redear Sunfish - Good: The redears are definitely in shallow. Look for them around the rocks and shallow water trees were the snails are the thickest.
Yellow Bullhead - Good: The bullheads were in shallow especially near the flooded timber. Good numbers of 10-12 inch fish. As always a nightcrawler fished on the bottom is the go to.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: The bass are coming in to the shallows to fatten up for the cooler weather to come.
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  • 06/10/2019 - 12,001 Walleye (1.9)
  • 09/19/2018 - 2,401 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 06/05/2018 - 11,974 Walleye (1.44)
  • 05/11/2018 - 200 Muskellunge (11.8)
  • 5/30/2017 - 15,090 Walleye (1.7")
  • 9/12/16 - 2,399 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 6/7/16 - 11,366 Walleye (1.8")
  • 5/9/16 - 203 Muskellunge (14.5")
  • 05/28/2015 - 11,997 Walleye (2")
  • 09/10/2014 - 2,400 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 06/02/2014 - 12,048 Walleye (2")
  • 05/20/2014 - 200 Muskellunge (10.5")
  • 09/24/2013 - 2,803 Channel Catfish (8.1")
  • 06/28/2013 - 40,140 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 06/10/2013 - 12,055 Walleye (1.8")
  • 05/13/2013 - 40,023 Channel Catfish (2.2")
  • 05/13/2013 - 200 Muskellunge (12.5")
  • 10/24/2012 - 1,750 Largemouth Bass (4.4")
  • 10/23/2012 - 64,116 Redear Sunfish (0.8")
  • 10/12/2012 - 30,000 Bluegill (1.8")
  • 07/18/2012 - 131,000 Bluegill (1")
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: 18-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Muskellunge
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: muskellunge and tiger muskellunge, 1 fish
    • Length Limit: 40-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
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