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180 S Main

PO Box 336

Iola, WI 54945


Iola Lake District

         Welcome to the Lake Iola Lake District. Lake Iola is a 220 acre impoundment of the South Branch of the Little Wolf River, located in the Northwestern part of Waupaca County, WI. Maximum depth averages 9 feet. Fish include Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass and Panfish.

Current Fish Limit


The term "panfish" is defined as any of the following species: bluegill, pumpkinseed, black and white crappie, yellow perch, green sunfish, warmouth and orange spotted sunfish.

All of these species would count towards the 10 aggregate bag limit that is now in place for panfish on Iola Lake. The most common species that an angler is likely to catch in Iola Lake would be bluegill, pumpkinseed, black crappie, and yellow perch. All of these species are found in central and southern WI so anglers could catch any of them in Iola Lake.

Now that Winter is officially here, a quick reminder to stay safe on the ice this year . and far enough away from the dam and the mill. Lake Iola has many springs and is still part of a river, and flowing water does not make safe ice to be on.

Also keep in mind the daily limit of 10 panfish. Signs are posted at the dam and at the boat landings. Thank you.