Fishing regulations at Iowa lake relaxed ahead of renovation

Fishing image from Iowa DNR

Fishing image from Iowa DNR

CENTER JUNCTION, Iowa (AP) — In the mood for fish? Anglers can take all they can catch at one eastern Iowa lake.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has relaxed fishing regulations at Central Park Lake in Jones County prior to the lake being renovated.

Anglers with a valid fishing license will be allowed to catch and keep all species with hook and line through Dec. 31. There will be no bag or length limits for largemouth bass, and no bag limits for catfish, crappie and bluegill.

Nets, dynamite, trot lines, poison and electric shock devices will not be allowed to harvest the fish.

Officials say the lake will be restocked following the renovation.