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Morris Lake

General Information

County: Lucas
Location: 2 miles east of Chariton on the south side of 482nd Street
Acres: 141.00
Maximum Depth: 20.3 ft. (2008)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Red Haw State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Morris Lake include:
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/09/2019 - 1,500 Channel Catfish (9)
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:
Largemouth bass are abundant and size quality is good. Most fish are 12- to 18-inch, but fish up to 22 inches long were recently sampled. Bluegill quality is fair with fish topping out about 7+ inches. Crappie angling is good and size quality is good. Most fish are 8- to 11-inches long.(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.