Guide To Fishing At Lake MacBride
AKA: Lake Macbride State Park
Over a dozen popular fish species reside in Lake MacBride, an 810-acre lake in east-central Iowa, 2 miles northeast of North Liberty. Anglers top choices here are bass, crappie and wipers.
Other species with good populations include catfish, walleye, white bass, bluegill, northern pike and sunfish. Amenities include a fishing jetty and pier, rental boats, a marina, seven boat launch ramps, numerous campgrounds, fish cleaning stations and a dozen miles of shoreline to explore. Lake Macbride State Park has plenty of areas for fishing from the bank, swimming and picnicking.
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, white bass, hybrid striped bass, muskie and northern pike at Lake MacBride in Iowa.
Primary fish species residing in Lake MacBride
Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.
Lake MacBride Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES - 7
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Anglers Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the south arm of the lake, off Anglers Point Road NE, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Cottage Reserve Road Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the south arm of the lake, off Cottage Reserve Road Ext, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
North Shore Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the north are of the lake, off Lake McBride Road E, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Sailboat Shelter #1 Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the north arm of the lake, off Sail Boar Road, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.
West Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lake McBride Road NE, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Lake Macbride State Park Campground - 319 624-2200
Scales Pointe Camping - 319 665-3474
Sugar Bottom Campground - 319 338-3543
Coralville Dam Complex Campgrounds - 319 338-3543
Cottonwood Campground - 319 338-3543
Sugar Bottom Recreational Area Campground - 319 338-3543
Tailwater East Campground - 319 338-3543
Lake MacBride IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Lake Macbride State Park
3525 Hwy 382 NE
Solon, IA 52333
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Lake MacBride in IA
General Fishing Info
Fishing for bass, crappie and wipers in central IA.