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Lake Macbride

Johnson County, IA
Johnson County, IA
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4 miles West of Solon
940 acres
LAKE SIZE
45 feet
MAX DEPTH
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
From Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, there is a 10 hp limit at 5 mph maximum speed.
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Trails
Boat Rentals
Playground
Restrooms
Concessions
Accessible Shoreline
Accessible Pier
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Flathead Catfish
Green Sunfish
Hybrid Striped Bass
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Northern Pike
Redear Sunfish
Spotted Bass
Walleye
White Bass
White Crappie
Yellow Bullhead
Bigmouth Buffalo
Carp
Quillback
River Carpsucker
Smallmouth Buffalo
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Macbride.
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FISHING REPORT

There is a 10 hp maximum in effect at this time. These may be run at 5 mph or less. The water is starting to green up now.

Black Crappie - Fair: Fish 3-8' down over brushpiles.

Bluegill - Fair: Fish in shallow pockets and on rock reefs.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Fish shallow rock and wood with crankbaits, topwaters and soft plastics.

Walleye - Slow: Try trolling or jigging in 7-15'.

White Bass - Fair: Look for surface activity at sunset.

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
There is an abundance of 4- to 6-inch bluegills, but they rarely reach 8 inches. Crappies are moderate in numbers and most are 8- to 10-inches, but some larger ones are available. There is a decent year class of 6 inch fish coming on as well. Largemouth bass are moderate with most fish 11- to 15-inches with larger ones available. Spotted bass make up about 30 percent of the black bass population and most are 10- to 14-inches. Walleye numbers are moderate in the 12- to 18-inch range with a large number of 8- to 10-inch walleyes coming on from fish fry stocked this spring and large fingerlings stocked this fall. There are some larger walleyes, up to 28 inches possible as well. Hybrid striped bass numbers are good with most fish 14- to 20-inches and fish up to 28 inches possible. White bass numbers are fair with most 10- to 14-inches. Channel catfish numbers are good with the largest catches in the 2-8 pound class, but larger ones are available. There is also a healthy musky population with many 30- to 36-inch fish, with much larger ones available.(2015)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Lake Macbride
CONTACT / CONTROLLING 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]
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Lake Macbride. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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