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Seymour Reservoir

General Information

County: Wayne
Location: 1/2 mile south of Seymour on the west side of S60
Acres: 20.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Seymour Reservoir include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Shoreline
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Download Printable Fishing Structures Map

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

  • 09/27/2018 - 254 Channel Catfish (8.9)
  • 9/27/16 - 250 Channel Catfish (9.5")
  • 09/10/2014 - 250 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/04/2012 - 751 Channel Catfish (8.1")
  • 09/16/2011 - 210 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • 09/07/2010 - 600 Channel Catfish (8.9")
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:
  • 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
Crappie abundance is high and size quality is good. Eleven plus inch crappies were observed during sampling in 2020. Bluegill angling is good with 9 plus inch fish sampled in 2020. Largemouth bass are moderately abundant but the sample from 2020 was relatively poor, likely due to relatively high water temperatures during the sampling period. Channel catfish abundance is down from the mid-2000's as per our management goals. High quality fish greater than 25 inches are present.(2020)

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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.