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CURRENTLY 66°
FAIR
WINDS SOUTHEAST @ 4MPH
HUMIDITY 46%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 44°

Viking Lake

Montgomery County, IA
Montgomery County, IA
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4 miles east of Stanton
136 acres
LAKE SIZE
42 feet
MAX DEPTH
1119 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
No Size Limit at No Wake
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Trails
Boat Rentals
Playground
Restrooms
Concessions
Accessible Shoreline
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
Redear Sunfish
White Crappie
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Viking Lake.
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FISHING REPORT
Black Crappie - Fair: Black crappies are being caught slow trolling jigs over humps and dropoffs in the lake. Fish will average 9 inches.

Channel Catfish - Fair: Cast stink bait around tree piles to catch fish up to 6 pounds.

For information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Anglers are catching bass in tree piles using plastics.

Viking Lake is eight feet low. Anglers are still picking up some crappie.

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
The water level at Viking Lake was lowered 8 feet last summer to restructure the fish population. The drawdown persisted through the fall and winter crowded the fish population giving the predatory largemouth bass and crappies the upper hand. The results of the draw down will be evaluated in 2020. Fishing in 2020 at Viking Lake will again center around the largemouth bass, crappie and channel catfish. Largemouth bass fishing is one of the best in the area. The number of quality size bass remains good and bass over 20-inches are sampled regularly. The channel catfish population looks good for numbers and size. The crappie population consists of 9- to 12-inch long black and white crappies. Expect good crappie fishing during the spring of 2020. Bluegill population struggles; made up of 7-inch fish with few exceeding 8-inches and in poor body condition.(2020)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Andrea Bevington, Conservation Officer; 712-520-0508; [email protected]
Grant Gelly, Conservation Officer; 712-250-0303; [email protected]
Bryan Hayes, Fisheries Biologist; 712-769-2587; [email protected]
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