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Lost Island Lake

The 6th Largest Lake in Iowa

More about the Fishing

Create memories of a lifetime on this beautiful clean 1,266 acre recreational lake. The maximum depth is 16 feet with the average depth of 14 feet. Enjoy boating, skiing, tubing, fishing or just relaxing on the deck. 


This past year, with anticipation of great years ahead Lost Island Lake boasts some great fishing with species including Walleye, Yellow Perch, Large Mouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Northern Pike, Bullheads, Yellow Bass and Catfish. 

Iowa DNR stocking:

2013 - 2,173 Large Mouth Bass 3.75"; 1,095 Northern Pike 10"; 33,159 Walleye 3.3"; 3,114 Walleye 7"; 13,053 Northern Pike 2.8"

2012 - 3,800 Channel Catfish; 6,525 Northern Pike 2.7"; 1,150,000 Walleye Fry

2011 - 692 Northern Pike 8.3"; 6,425 Large Mouth Bass 4.3"; 46,088 Walleye 4.0"; 1,827,155 Walleye Fry


Dry Land Activities

Just a Short Drive

Visit Lost Island's Nature Center  


Explore and get your exercise on Lost Island's trail by foot or bicycle  



Both Emmetsburg and Spencer are short drives and offer a variety of things to do including golfing, casino and dining options. 

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