Summit Lake

General Information

County: Union
Location: West edge of Creston
Acres: 250.00
Maximum Depth: 10.8 ft. (2008 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: No Size Limit at No Wake

Nearby Parks

Green Valley State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Summit Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Most Mount Ayr district lakes have variable ice conditions from 6-12 inches of ice. Be cautious and drill test holes. For more information, please call the Mount Ayr Fisheries office at 641-464-3108.
Approximately 12 inches of ice, but also areas of thin ice especially near the HWY 25 bridge.
Bluegill - Slow: Bluegill up to 8 inches have been caught using jigs tipped with a waxworm fished near cedar tree brushpiles or near mainlake points.
Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie up to 12 inches have been caught using minnows fished near mainlake points.
Download Printable Lake Map
Download Printable Fishing Structures Map

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

  • 9/5/2017 - 1,802 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 4/23/2017 - 1,137,000 Walleye (fry)
  • 09/16/2015 - 1,246 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 2,500 Channel Catfish (8.5")
  • 07/09/2013 - 10,300 Largemouth Bass (1.5")
  • 07/02/2013 - 12,500 Largemouth Bass (1.6")
  • 05/01/2013 - 60,000 Bluegill (2")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Spring electrofishing showed low to moderate numbers of largemouth bass up to 18 inches long. Good numbers of mostly 10-to 11-inch crappies were sampled. Good numbers of bluegills up to 8.5 inches were also sampled in 2018.(2018)

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.