DNR Temporarily Relaxing Fishing Regulations On A Northwest Iowa Lake

Thu 9-10-2020

(Cherokee)-- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be relaxing fishing regulations on Spring Lake near Cherokee beginning this Saturday, September 12th, and will continue through October 4th. The DNR says the action is being taken in advance of a project later this fall to eliminate carp from the lake as part of a restoration project.

The agency says flooding in recent years brought an influx of rough fish to the lake, along with silver carp. They say recent work by the city of Cherokee has reduced the risk of future flooding.

Bag and length limit restrictions on largemouth bass will be lifted on that lake along with removal of bag limits on channel catfish and crappie and bluegill.

The DNR plans to restock the Spring Lake next spring.