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Coralville Reservoir

Johnson County - Iowa
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4 miles north of Iowa City

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Frequently Asked Questions About Coralville Reservoir, IA

How big is Coralville Reservoir?
Coralville Reservoir is approximately 5,280 sq acres (21.4 sq km) in size.

What kind of fish can you catch in Coralville Reservoir?
Although thery may be others but anglers can expect to find a variety of fish including Bigmouth Buffalo, Black Bullhead, Black Crappie, Carp, Channel Catfish, Drum (Sheepshead), Flathead Catfish, Hybrid Striped Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass and White Crappie in Coralville Reservoir.

Other fish species in the lake include Green Sunfish, Quillback, River Carpsucker, Shorthead Redhorse, Smallmouth Buffalo, Spotted Bass and White Sucker.

Are there places to stay in the Coralville Reservoir 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! Coralville Reservoir 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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Are there topographical lake maps available Coralville Reservoir?
We have an topograpical map for online viewing near the top of this page. Lake-Link Pro users can download an print a topograpical map of Coralville Reservoir (.pdf format) along with 2,700 more lake maps. For more information on all the benefits of Lake-Link Pro click here.

Coralville Reservoir area businesses:
Please check out these local businesses in the Coralville Reservoir area:
Business Card: Custom Jigs & Spins Inc.
Custom Jigs & Spins Inc.
Coralville, IA
(319) 545-5447
about 5 miles away

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

What are the fishing regulations for Coralville Reservoir?
Iowa Department of Natural Resources There are specific fishing regulations Coralville Reservoir 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 Coralville Reservoir 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
Brad Baker, Conservation Officer; 319-430-1630; [email protected]
Erika Billerbeck, Conservation Officer; 319-330-9710; [email protected]
Paul Sleeper, Fisheries Biologist; 319-624-3615; [email protected]

What is the average air temp for Coralville Reservoir?
Looking forward to your next adventure at Coralville Reservoir? 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 34°F (1°C) to a low around 17°F (-8°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 Coralville Reservoir?
Enjoy more of the outdoors with a visit to an area state park. There are 1 state park in the vacinity of Coralville Reservoir.

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

Coralville Reservoir Reviews
Below is the word on street about Coralville Reservoir.
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larry f.
5 star rating
Great lake, but boat traffic is very heavy on the weekends
I've caught many species out of Coralville. Fishing is either great on the weekends, or very difficult, due to the boat traffic fluctuations. Exercise caution as many boaters do not stay to the right while travelling and will cut close to shore around bends. Black Rooster Tail has been by far the most productive lure for me. I've caught Walleye, Bass, Catfish, Drum, Crappie, Bluegill and other sunfish in the same day, just throwing a black rooster tail with a silver blade.
Reviewed Sep 7, 2023
jason v.
5 star rating
Like any reservoir, Coralville can be very stubborn! The water is very murky most of the time, there is very little structure in the lake except for the bottom composition, and even though there is an abundance of gizzard shad, catfish, crappie and white bass compete with the large mouth bass for the shad. With alot of suspending bass, heavy boat traffic and unstable water conditions fishing can be hit or miss!
Reviewed Feb 15, 2006
kieth j.
3 star rating
Nice lake, but widely flucatuating level makes for difficult fishing. Many large boats, 28 - 35 feet on weekends makes for very rough conditions. Good pre-10:00 AM skiing, as there is always sompelace out of the wind. Beach boatramp is by far the best. Have fun!
Reviewed Aug 8, 2002

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Ralston Creek Pond 6.6 mi 10
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Kent Park Lake 9.5 mi 26 21 ft
Murphy Lake 14.8 mi 20
Prairie Park Fishery 15.1 mi 42
Five In One Dam 17.8 mi 90
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