Guide To The Best Bass Fishing Lakes In Iowa
All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Iowa is peppered with lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, ponds and lakes. Bass make their home in most of these waters. Visit the Bass Knowledge Center for valuable information about bass and bass fishing.
Bass Lakes In Iowa
The larger impoundments sporting a population of bass include Big Creek Lake, Big Spirit Lake, Black Hawk Lake, Browns Lake, Brushy Creek Lake, Clear Lake, Coralville Lake, DeSoto Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Five Island Lake, Lake Fisher, Lake Icaria, Lake MacBride, Lake Manawa, Lake Red Rock, Lake Wapello, Little River Lake, Little Spirit Lake, Lost Grove Lake, Lost Island Lake, Okamanpeedan Lake, Pleasant Creek Lake, Rathbun Lake, Rock Creek Lake, Saylorville Lake, Silver Lake, Storm Lake, Three Mile Reservoir, Twelve Mile Creek Lake and West Okoboji Lake.
Bass In Iowa
World record: 22 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 10.75 lbs
World record: 11 lbs 15 oz
State Record: 7.75 lbs
World record: 9 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 2.0 lbs
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Top 5 Bass Fishing Lures For Iowa
When bass are shallow, spinnerbaits, crankbaits and top water lures are the most productive. As they move deeper, worms and jigs are among the top producers.
Iowa State Record Bass
The state record largemouth bass was caught from Lake Fisher.
The state record smallmouth bass came from West Okoboji Lake.
The state record spotted bass was caught out of Coralville Reservoir.
Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Iowa.
Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Hawkeye State.
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The lifecycle of bass
The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Iowa bass fishing lakes. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.