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CURRENTLY 39°
FAIR
WINDS NORTHEAST @ 8MPH
HUMIDITY 65%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 28°

Five Island Lake

Palo Alto County, IA
Palo Alto County, IA
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north edge of Emmetsburg
973 acres
LAKE SIZE
26 feet
MAX DEPTH
1240 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
none
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Playground
Restrooms
Accessible Shoreline
Accessible Pier
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Bullhead
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Northern Pike
Walleye
White Crappie
Yellow Bullhead
Yellow Perch
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Five Island Lake.
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FISHING FORECAST
Good walleye angling will continue at Five Island Lake, with many year classes to sustain the fishery for the next few years. Walleye anglers will continue to catch numbers of quality (15- to 19.9-inch) size fish with preferred (> 20.0 inch) size fish not uncommon in the catch. Some stock (10- to 14.9-inches) size fish from this size group will be angler acceptable and contribute to the overall catch. Anglers will note the numbers of quality (8- to 9.9-inch) size crappie, mostly black crappie in the catch; persistence and patience will be rewarded with larger angler acceptable size fish in the creel. Continued good black crappie growth will provide an upswing to the fishery for the next few years. Anglers will continue to catch high numbers of yellow bass from Five Island Lake with anglers noting the increase in the size of fish harvested. Opportunities to harvest numbers of good sized channel catfish from Five Island Lake for the upcoming 2018 season. Abundant areas on the lake for shore anglers to explore and find those secret hot spots. Use traditional baits for “cats” but, don’t overlook live bait such as nightcrawlers. With this versatile bait you may end the day with a multi species catch. (2018)

PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Five Island Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Biologist; 712-336-1840; [email protected]
Chris Subbert, Conservation Officer; 712-260-1009; [email protected]
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Five Island Lake. 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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