Blue Pit

General Information

County: Cerro Gordo
Location: southwest edge of Mason City
Acres: 15.00
Maximum Depth: 34 ft. (1992)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Clear Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Blue Pit include:
  • Boat Access
  • Accessible Pier
  • Beach
  • Trails
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
For information in the north central area contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.
The DNR will be stocking trout Saturday January 14th. A kids fishing event will be held from 11:00-2:00.

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  • annual 2015 - 4,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • annual 2014 - 4,127 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • Winter 2013 - 4,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2012 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2011 - 2,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2010 - 2,900 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/08/2010 - 216 Channel Catfish (9.4")
  • winter 2009 - 6,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • winter 2008 - 6,267 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
  • 09/10/2008 - 270 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • winter 2007 - 7,035 Rainbow Trout (2-3/l)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Bluegill
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: No daily limit on private waters
  • 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
Blue Pit was stocked with 2500 trout on January 16th. The stock had 50% rainbows and 50% brook trout. Anglers should have opportunities for trout through the spring.(2016)

Contacts

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.