Bacon Creek Lake

General Information

County: Woodbury
Location: east edge of Sioux City
Acres: 34.00
Maximum Depth: 25 ft. (1989)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Bacon Creek Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Accessible Shoreline
Black Crappie - Fair: Try fishing minnows or waxworms near the upper end of the lake.
Rainbow Trout - Good: Anglers are having success using several methods including: live minnows fished under a bobber, small tube and twister jigs, in-line spinners, small casting spoons, and power baits.
Approximately 1500 rainbow trout were stocked into Bacon Creek Lake on January 26th, 2016. As of last Thursday, there was 8 inches of good ice under 6 inches of cloudy ice. There are weak areas near the dam. As always, use caution and check ice depths regularly.
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.
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  • Winter 2013 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2012 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/20/2012 - 610 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • winter 2011 - 2,910 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2010 - 4,733 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/21/2010 - 488 Channel Catfish (9.6")
  • winter 2009 - 6,290 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2008 - 6,010 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/25/2008 - 612 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • winter 2007 - 5,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 11/16/2006 - 1,628 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/13/2006 - 760 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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout

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.