Hacklebarney West

General Information

County: Montgomery
Location: 4 miles north of Villisca
Acres: 4.80
Maximum Depth: 16 ft. (1977)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Viking Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Hacklebarney West include:
  • Boat Access
  • Trails
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 09/15/2015 - 90 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2013 - 90 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 06/19/2012 - 650 Channel Catfish (2.2")
  • 06/19/2012 - 530 Largemouth Bass (1.3")
  • 09/17/2009 - 85 Channel Catfish (7.7")
  • 09/12/2007 - 90 Channel Catfish (8.9")
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • Black Bullhead
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: unlimited
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • 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:
Hacklebarney West is a small shallow lake that winterkilled in 2010. A fishery consisting of largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie, and channel catfish was restocked. A 2015 hoop net survey showed bluegill up to 7 inches, redear 8 inches and channel catfish 15 inches. (2016)

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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.