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Guide To Fishing At Coralville Lake

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Coralville Lake, IA

Created by the Coralville Dam on the Iowa River, Coralville Lake is a 5,300-acre reservoir in east-central Iowa just northeast of the town of North Liberty. Plenty of amenities are available at the lake to make fishing trips or family vacations a pleasant success.

Camping options are available at numerous locations around the lake. Fishing enthusiasts will find over 50 miles of shoreline to explore - some for fishing from the bank, while most is easily accessible by boat. There are half a dozen boat launch areas for launching everything from kayaks and canoes to pontoons, sailboats and fishing boats. Anglers fish here for bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, hybrid stripers and northern pike. Catfish, stripers and pike grow to bragging size and the lake has a healthy population of bass. In winter, ice fishing for crappie, walleye and sunfish is quite popular.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, green sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass and northern pike at Coralville Lake in Iowa.

Primary fish species residing in Coralville Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Most Popular Bass Lures
Most Popular Bass Lures

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White crappie Walleye Green Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass Northern pike

Coralville Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Coralville Lake Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
319 351-8343

Rez Adventures
Rentals: Pontoon boats
319 855-7905

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Citrus Bridge Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Citrus Bridge Road NE, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Coralville Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Lake MacBride Road NE, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Mehaffey Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, at the west end of the Mehaffey Bridge Road NE Bridge, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Sandy Beach Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, north side, off Sandy Beach Road NE, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Sugar Bottom Recreation Area Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, east side, off Sugar Bottom Beach Access Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

West Overlook Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, west side, off W Overlook Road NE, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Marinas

Coralville Lake Marina
2860 Prairie Du Chien Road NE
Iowa City, IA 52240
319 351-8343

Mid River Marine
2988 Mid River Marine Rd.
North Liberty IA, 52317
319 626-3625

Scales Pointe Marina
1850 Scales Bend Rd NE
North Liberty, IA 52317
319 665-3474

Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sandy Beach Campground - 319 338-3543 ext 6300

Sugar Bottom Rec Area Campground - 319 338-3543 ext 6300

Scales Point Campground - 319 665-3474

Coralville Dam Complex Campground - 319 338-3543

Tailwater West Campground - 319 338-3543 ext 6300

Coralville Lake IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Coralville Lake
Sugar Bottom Recreational Area
2192 Mehaffey Bridge Road Northeast
Solon, IA 52333
319 338-3543 ext 6300

 

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