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CURRENTLY 55°
MOSTLY CLOUDY
WINDS NORTH @ 8MPH
HUMIDITY 55%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 39°

Prairie Rose Lake

Shelby County, IA
Shelby County, IA
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8 miles southeast of Harlan
173 acres
LAKE SIZE
25 feet
MAX DEPTH
1227 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
No Size Limit at No Wake
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Trails
Playground
Restrooms
Accessible Shoreline
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Green Sunfish
Largemouth Bass
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Prairie Rose Lake.
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FISHING REPORT
For information on lakes in the Southwest District call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587.

Black Crappie - No Report:

Bluegill - Fair: Jump from one tree pile to the next searching for bluegill. Fish average 8.5 inches.

Largemouth Bass - Good: Fish around the cedar tree piles using a slow presentation for best success.

Water clarity is excellent at Prairie Rose.

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
The fishery at Prairie Rose Lake now eight years past the 2012 lake draining and fishery renovation. The majority of the Largemouth bass are 12- to 14-inches and provide a lot of catch and release angling. Continued growth will improve the quality of the bass fishing in Prairie Rose this summer. The bluegill population has quality 8- to 10-inch bluegills in good numbers. Black Crappies are 11-inches. Look for crappies around the rocks reefs in early May and bluegills on the beds in late May/June. Plan on doing a lot of catch and release bass fishing. Harvestable size channel catfish are now in the lake.(2020)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Prairie Rose Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Bryan Hayes, Fisheries Biologist; 712-769-2587; [email protected]
Aaron Johnson, Conservation Officer; 712-249-2015; [email protected]
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