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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, flier sunfish, green sunfish, longear sunfish, redear sunfish and warmouth at Lake Iatt in Louisiana.

Restricted to non-motorized boating, Lake Iatt is known for its largemouth bass, bream and crappie fishing. Fishing pressure is light due to the boating restrictions, which enhances chances for a trophy fish.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Lake Iatt is a picturesque reservoir situated in central Louisiana, near the town of Colfax. Covering around 2,500 acres, this beautiful lake provides a wonderful fishing experience for locals and visitors alike.

Fishing on Lake Iatt is well-known for its abundance of bass. Both largemouth bass and spotted bass are plentiful in the lake, making it a favorite destination for bass anglers looking for some action. The lake's submerged structure, including brush piles and drop-offs, provides an excellent habitat for bass, leading to exciting opportunities for anglers to catch some trophy-sized fish.

Channel catfish are another popular species in Lake Iatt, attracting anglers seeking a delicious and rewarding catch. These catfish are known for their strong fight and are willing to take a variety of baits, making them a great target for anglers looking for a challenge.

Crappie fishing is also fantastic on Lake Iatt, with healthy populations of both black crappie and white crappie. Anglers can have a blast catching these panfish, especially during the spring spawning season.

For those who enjoy panfishing, Lake Iatt offers excellent opportunities to catch bluegill and sunfish. These feisty fish are abundant and can provide lots of fun for both experienced anglers and beginners, making it a great spot for family fishing trips.

Lake Iatt in central Louisiana offers a diverse and rewarding fishing experience, with opportunities to catch bass, catfish, crappie, and panfish. Whether you're an avid angler or a family looking for a relaxing fishing trip, Lake Iatt has something to offer for everyone. Its picturesque setting and excellent fishing opportunities make it a must-visit destination for fishing enthusiasts in Louisiana.

When full, there is over 60 miles of shoreline, plus the lake is lined with cypress trees and vegetation which provides shade and cover for the fish and baitfish. Famous for big bass, crappie and bream, the lake also offers fishing for other sunfish and catfish. Canoes and kayaks are an ideal watercraft for fishing the vegetation-choked backwaters here.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Iatt

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Flier Sunfish Green Sunfish Longear Sunfish Redear Sunfish Warmouth Sunfish

Lake Iatt Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NEARBY
RV Hookups: NEARBY
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Lake Iatt is suitable for boating and provides a serene environment for those seeking to explore the waters. Anglers and boaters can cruise around the lake to discover hidden coves and prime fishing spots.

For those wanting to extend their fishing trip, camping facilities are available near Lake Iatt. From tent camping to RV camping, visitors can enjoy the tranquility of nature and the beauty of the lake's surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Colfax RV Park & Campground- 318 627-2640

Lake Iatt LA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Iatt Information
The Iatt Lake Observation Pier
LA-122
Dry Prong, LA 71423
318 473-7160

 

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