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Mt. Ayr Old Reservoir

General Information

County: Ringgold
Location: 1/2 mile north of Mt. Ayr
Acres: 12.00
Maximum Depth: 14.9 ft. (2010)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only

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Amenities

Amenities at Mt. Ayr Old Reservoir include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Camping
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
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  • 09/16/2019 - 62 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 9/18/2017 - 61 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/15/2015 - 60 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 60 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 09/07/2011 - 77 Channel Catfish (8.3")
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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • 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
Spring electrofishing indicated good numbers of largemouth bass up to 17 inches. Low numbers of crappies were sampled in 2019. The majority of the crappies captured were in the 8-11 inch length range. Good numbers of bluegill up to 8 inches were also sampled in 2019.(2019)

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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.