Big Creek Lake Fishing

In central Iowa, you’ll find a fishing spot called Big Creek Lake that is known as one of the state’s best places for walleye. You’ll also find other species here, such as bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and muskie. Iowa’s Department of Natural Resources enforces a length restriction on some fish to preserve the fish population. Walleye must be 15″ or less, bass 18″ or less, and muskie 40″ or less. If you catch a fish that is larger than the restrictions, you must release it back into the water. There’s also a bag limit on walleye of three per day. In the winter, ice fishing is popular. The lake offers five paved boat ramps. On the west side, you’ll find three ramps – the other two ramps are on the east side. For those with mobility impairment, there’s an accessible fishing pier for all to enjoy.

Big Creek Lake Fish:

Big Creek Lake boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Big Creek Lake.

Big Creek Lake Boat Ramp
Madison, IA