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Backbone Lake

Delaware County - Iowa
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4m SW Strawberry Point

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Frequently Asked Questions About Backbone Lake, IA

How big is Backbone Lake?
Backbone Lake is approximately 80 sq acres (0.3 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Backbone Lake?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Black Crappie, Bluegill, Brown Trout, Carp, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout and White Crappie in Backbone Lake.

Are there places to stay in the Backbone Lake area?
Are you craving a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of city life? Or maybe you're an avid angler in search of the perfect fishing spot? Look no further! Backbone Lake and its surrounding area offer an abundance of options to suit your needs. If you're in need of accommodation, check out our area map which highlights some of the best places to stay. And if you're looking for even more options, head on over to our Travel section. But why settle for a traditional hotel or resort when you can take your adventure to the next level by renting a RV? The open road awaits you!
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What are the best fishing times for Backbone Lake?
Today for Backbone Lake, fishing looks to be very active with peak fishing times around 7-8 am. (view forecast graph)

For more best fishing times and fishing forecast vist our Backbone Lake Fishing Forecasts section. Lake-Link Pro users can acess fishing forecasts for up to 10 days in advance and dial into species specific data.

Are there places to eat and drink near Backbone Lake?
Yes, you can find numerous options in the area. Click the button below to see what's nearby.

What are the fishing regulations for Backbone Lake?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Backbone Lake that you need to know. For complete fishing regulations visit the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. To report a violation call (800) 532-2020 . Need a Iowa fishing license?

Explore the Backbone Lake area in a RV
Are you looking for an adventurous vacation option that won't break the bank? Look no further than renting an RV! Contrary to popular belief, the process is much simpler than you might imagine. With just a few easy steps, you'll soon be experiencing the ultimate freedom and convenience of exploring the open road in your very own recreational vehicle. And the best part? RV travel can save you up to 60% compared to other types of vacations! With the money you'll save, you'll be able to travel even more and create unforgettable memories along the way. So why wait? Start planning your next adventure today with an RV rental. Learn more about renting a RV.

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Controling Authority
Dakota Drish, Conservation Officer; 563-920-0566; [email protected]
Dan Kirby, Fisheries Biologist; 563-927-3276; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Backbone Lake?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Backbone Lake? Don't forget to plan ahead! Weather can be unpredictable, but we've got you covered. On average, air temperatures during this time of year range from a high around 76°F (24°C) to a low around 51°F (11°C). Of course, these are just historical averages, so be prepared for anything Mother Nature throws your way. For the most up-to-date weather information, be sure to check out our Weather Bar located at the top of this page.

Are there any state parks near Backbone Lake?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 2 state parks in the vacinity of Backbone Lake.

For more Iowa State Park information see our State Park Guide.

Backbone Lake Reviews
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john p.
5 star rating
Best damn fishing in the state for he one hour I was there. I just fished the dock by the boathouse and caught the 2 biggest largemouth bass of my life in the middle of the day. But never mind I caught them all so don't even worry about it.
Reviewed Sep 29, 2004

More Nearby Lakes To Explore
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Fontala Mill Lake 18.8 mi 63
Lake Oelwein 19.6 mi 23
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