West Lake (Lenox)

General Information

County: Taylor
Location: 1 mile north of Lenox
Acres: 3.00
Maximum Depth: 14 ft. (1977)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric motors only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at West Lake (Lenox) include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Carry Down Boat Launch
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  • 09/16/2019 - 50 Channel Catfish (8.6)
  • 9/18/2017 - 31 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/15/2015 - 50 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/19/2013 - 50 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:
  • 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
  • Yellow Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Spring electrofishing showed a low abundance of largemouth bass. Bluegill were sampled in moderate abundance. Most bluegill were less than 8-inches long.(2018)
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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.