Ross Area Pit

General Information

County: Page
Location: 8 miles southeast of Clarinda
Acres: 12.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Amenities

Amenities at Ross Area Pit include:
  • Boat Access
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
No recent updates

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  • 09/15/2015 - 120 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/16/2013 - 120 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 09/21/2011 - 100 Channel Catfish (9.1")
  • 09/15/2009 - 34 Channel Catfish (7.8")
  • 09/15/2009 - 204 Channel Catfish (7.8")
  • 09/12/2007 - 36 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 09/12/2007 - 216 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 06/13/2007 - 500 Largemouth Bass (1")
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:
  • Green Sunfish
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • 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:
  • White 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
The west pit had low numbers of bass and bluegills. Bass in the west pit sample were 10 to 12 inches. The east pit had moderate numbers of small bass. Samples from both pits did produce a few nice sized bluegills with some exceeding 8.5 inches.(2014)

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.