Arrowhead Lake

General Information

County: Sac
Location: south side of Lake View
Acres: 31.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (1989)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Arrowhead Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Most lakes in the Black Hawk District have approximately 8-16 inches of ice. As always, use caution and check ice depths frequently. For more information contact the Black Hawk District Office at 712-657-2638.
Black Crappie - Fair: A few larger crappie have been picked up using minnows. Fish areas with structure and bottom contour.
Bluegill - Fair: Waxworms fished on tungsten jigs has been productive. Sorting is required, but the bigger gills are around 8.5 inches. Target areas with structure and contour. Popular places include the East side and Southern end of the lake.
There is roughly 10-12 inches of ice off the boat ramp at Arrowhead Lake and 6 inches of snow cover.
Download Printable Lake Map

You can zoom in on the map for bathymetric information for some lakes

  • 09/19/2012 - 560 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/15/2010 - 448 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/11/2008 - 558 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 09/14/2006 - 680 Channel Catfish (7.0")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Crappie
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black and white crappie, 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • Channel Catfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 8 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined: channel, blue and flathead catfish, 30 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Largemouth Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined black bass, 3 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined black bass, 6 fish
    • Length Limit: 15-inch minimum
    • Other:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

Contacts

Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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Water Quality

Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.