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Fishing for largemouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, warmouth, white bass and hybrid striped bass at Rathbun Lake in Iowa.
Rathbun Lake, IA

With plenty of access for shoreline fishing, Rathbun Lake is a favorite of anglers who enjoy fishing from the bank. And, there's over 150 miles of shoreline accessible to anglers fishing from boats. This is an 11,000-acre lake in south-central Iowa that produces big walleye, bass and crappie. The full list of fish species includes bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish and hybrid stripers. There are half a dozen campgrounds at or nearby the lake, as well as a marina, stores, lodging, bait and tackle, restaurants and rental boats. Several boat launch ramps are open to the public.

Primary fish species residing in Rathbun Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill Warmouth Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Rathbun Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Bridgeview Campground - 641 724-3062

Honey Creek State Park Campground - 641 724-3739

Prairie Ridge Park Campground - 641 724-3103

Dam Site Depot Campground - 641 799-8383

Buck Creek Campground - 641 724-3206

Island View Campground - 641 647-2079

Doggs RV Park - 641 724-3044

Rathbun Lake IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information
Island View Campground
19357 Islandview Pl
Mystic, IA 52574
641 647-2079

 

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