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West Okoboji Lake, IA

With fish species a plenty, West Okoboji Lake is a year-round attraction for fishing enthusiasts. Sporting healthy populations of bass, catfish, crappie, walleye, sunfish, perch, muskie and northern pike, the lake is ideal for ice fishing in winter.

Anglers enjoy traditional fishing methods during warmer weather. This 3,850-acre lake is located in northwest Iowa at Okoboji. Anglers fishing from boats can access over 20 miles of shoreline. While much of the lake is surrounded by private boat docks, there are plenty of opportunities for fishing from the bank at campgrounds and public access areas. Marinas, boat launch ramps, boat rentals and a fish cleaning station are available to the public. Camping, lodging, restaurants and convenience stores are scattered around the lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, walleye, bluegill, white bass, yellow bass, yellow perch, muskie and northern pike at West Okoboji Lake in Iowa.

Primary fish species residing in West Okoboji Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie Walleye Bluegill White Bass Yellow Bass Yellow Perch Muskie Northern pike

West Okoboji 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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Extreme Watersports
Rentals: Pontoon boats
712 332-5406

Okoboji Boat Works
Rentals: Pontoon boats
712 332-9904

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Emerson Bay Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Emerson Street, this is a three-lane, concrete ramp with docks and paved parking.

Meneyata Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lakeside Avenue, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.

South Lagoon Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off S Lagoon Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Okoboji Boat Works
1401 Lake Shore Dr
Okoboji, IA 51355
712 332-9904

Click here for a Iowa Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Gull Point Campground - 712 337-3211

Emerson Bay State Recreation Area Campground - 712 337-3211

Arnolds Park City Campground - 712 332-2341

Minnewashta Campground - 712 332-2341

Camp Boji RV Park - 712 332-5114

Lakewood Park Resort RV Park - 712 332-5030

Fieldstone RV Park - 712 332-7631

West Okoboji Lake IA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

West Okoboji Lake
Gull Point State Park
9RCJ+FC Wahpeton
Lakeville, IA
712 337-3211


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