4 miles north of Villisca
Electric Motors Only
Amenities at Hacklebarney East include:
- Boat Access
- Picnic Area
- Gravel Boat Ramp
|Ice conditions range from 9 to 12 inches in the southwest district. Forecasted warm weather this late in the season will begin to erode ice. Use caution and drill holes often when venturing out. For more information on lakes in the S.W. district call the Cold Springs office at (712) 769-2587 |
|Hacklebarney 10 to 12 inches of ice. The lake supports a good panfish population.|
|Bluegill - Fair: Bluegills can be caught in 10 feet of water around brush with wax worms. |
|Crappie - No Report: |
The fishery in Hacklebarney East Lake is in good all around condition. Fish species present in the lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, redear sunfish, and channel catfish. The latest fishery survey from May of 2013 indicates the lake has good number of largemouth bass in the 12 to 14-inch range. Only a few bass above the 15-inch minimum length limit were sampled. Bluegills in the 8-inch range and redear sunfish from 7 to 9-inches were abundant. Black crappie average length was 10-inches. Channel catfish are stocked during odd numbered years to maintain their population. This small lake would be a good choice if you are looking for something off the beaten path.(2013)
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