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Lake of the Hills

General Information

County: Scott
Location: .25 miles west of Davenport (CCB)
Acres: 55.00
Maximum Depth: 22.3 ft. (2006 - Data collected as part of the statewide lake mapping program.)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only


Amenities at Lake of the Hills include:
  • Boat Access
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Boat Rental
  • Picnic Area
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Concessions
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

For more information on the above lakes and rivers call the Lake Darling Fisheries Office at (319)694-2430.
Fishing is starting to slow down. REMEMBER LAKE OF THE HILLS is the ONLY lake in West Lake Park where the use of live minnows as bait is allowed.
Bluegill - Fair: Anglers continue to catch bluegills from shore using worm and bobber. The area around the boat ramp is good, especially the brush piles out from the fishing pier.
Channel Catfish - Good: Baits: chicken liver or stinkbaits. Add night crawlers to the list. The Gate 6 Area is a very good place to start.
Largemouth Bass - Good: Work the shallows with topwaters in the early morning and late evening. The deeper habitat with soft plastics during the day.

Fishing Forecast

There are numerous bluegills in Lake-of-the-Hills that fall within the 5-7 inch range. Largemouth bass are prevalent and many are greater than legal size (15 inches). Channel catfish are abundant; moreover, angling an occasional catfish greater than 17 inches is quite likely. Crappies are present in the lake, but many do not reach sizes desirable by anglers. Rainbow trout were stocked (1500-1800 per stocking event) in March and November of 2008. Common carp and gizzard shad are present in the lake.(2008)

Lake Maps

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Popular Fish Species at this Lake


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.

Lake Mini-report

Lake Reports Summary report information about selected (~130) lakes regarding water quality, upstream land use, usage, economic value and more. Reports are customizable by the user to include only that information which the user desires to include.

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.