Lake Oelwein

General Information

County: Fayette
Location: Located on the south edge of Oelwein.
Acres: 23.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Lake Oelwein include:
  • Picnic Area
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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Download Printable Fishing Structures Map

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

  • 09/19/2019 - 414 Channel Catfish (8.8)
  • 9/26/2017 - 332 Channel Catfish (9.3")
  • 09/28/2015 - 414 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/25/2013 - 417 Channel Catfish (7.9")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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, 15 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: 12-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Rock Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • White Sucker
    • 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.
Several cedar tree clusters were placed within casting distance from the shore in 2013. Crappie from 6- to 9-inches are common. Catch abundant numbers of channel catfish from 10- to 28-inches. Catfish are stocked every other year. An occasional 8-inch bluegill can be caught while 6-inches is more frequent.(2017)
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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.