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CURRENTLY 66°
OVERCAST
WINDS EAST @ 4MPH
HUMIDITY 100%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 66°

Lake Sugema

Van Buren County, IA
Van Buren County, IA
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3 miles southwest of Keosauqua
579 acres
LAKE SIZE
34 feet
MAX DEPTH
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
No Size Limit at No Wake
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Trails
Restrooms
Accessible Pier
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Walleye
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Lake Sugema.
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FISHING REPORT
Contact the Rathbun Fish Hatchery at 641-647-2406 with questions about fishing in south central Iowa.

Black Crappie - Slow: Try small jigs with live bait. Keep moving until finding active fish.

Bluegill - Fair: Try small jigs along the edge of the vegetation.

Largemouth Bass - Fair: Target areas along the fishing jetties and other rocky shorelines. Try spinnerbaits and crankbaits.

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
Bluegill quality continues to decline after the illegal stocking of gizzard shad. Size quality is poor, with very few fish over 7 inches and very few over 6 inches available to anglers. Gizzard shad directly contribute to poor bluegill quality by impacting the food web and altering prey items available. Gizzard shad abundance remains high with many sizes of fish present. Largemouth bass density continues a downward trend but, size structure remains good. The reduction in largemouth density is due to reduced survival of small largemouth bass brought on by changes in the food web, caused by the illegal stocking of gizzard shad. This has resulted in a smaller largemouth population, with slightly faster growth rates. Channel catfish density is moderate with most fish between 13 and 18 inches. Trophy channel catfish are available up to more than 12 pounds. Crappie abundance is fair and size quality is fair to good. While most fish are less than 10 inches long, some larger fish are available. The introduction of shad has had a negative impact on this fishery.(2017)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Lake Sugema
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Mark Flammang, Fisheries Biologist; 641-647-2406; [email protected]
Chris Flynn, Conservation Officer; 641-919-9115; [email protected]
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