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Black Hawk Pits

General Information

County: Sac
Location: 1 1/2 miles south of Lake View
Acres: 22.00
Maximum Depth: 21 ft. (1989)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Amenities

Amenities at Black Hawk Pits include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp

Fishing Report

Ice thickness on lakes in the Black Hawk District varies from about 10 to 20 inches. For more information on the Black Hawk District call 712-657-2638.
There is about 10 inches of ice off the boat ramp.
Bluegill - Fair: Anglers have been catching bluegill using small jigs tipped with wax worms.
Largemouth Bass - Slow: Anglers are catching largemouth bass while fishing for bluegill.
Yellow Perch - Slow: Some yellow perch have been picked up while fishing for bluegill

Fishing Forecast

Recent surveys have shown an nice year class of crappies are in the lake, and should be between 7"-9" this year. Channel catfish are regularly stocked, and should be good right after ice out. Bass fishing opportunities are limited, but some may be caught in the shallows in May.(2015)


Lake Maps

Download Printable Lake Map

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

Popular Fish Species at this Lake

Fish Stocking

  • 09/19/2012 - 400 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 05/07/2012 - 1,038 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 05/17/2011 - 1,038 Northern Pike (2.7")
  • 09/15/2010 - 320 Channel Catfish (8.9")
  • 05/17/2010 - 1,023 Northern Pike (2.5")
  • 05/12/2009 - 2,048 Northern Pike (2.8")
  • 09/11/2008 - 400 Channel Catfish (7.3")
  • 05/08/2008 - 1,688 Northern Pike (2.3")
  • 09/14/2006 - 480 Channel Catfish (7.0")
  • 10/05/2005 - 450 Channel Catfish (6.6")
  • 05/05/2005 - 1,461 Northern Pike (Fry)

Regulations

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:
  • Walleye
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined walleye, sauger and saugeye; 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:

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.

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