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

Nearby Parks

Black Hawk State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Black Hawk Pits include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Ice thickness in west central Iowa is anywhere from 5 to 15 inches. Some lakes have open seams and thinner areas that were open two weeks ago. Use caution, check thickness often, and avoid discolored ice. There is open water and thin ice in Town Bay of Black Hawk Lake from the aeration system. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
There was 5 inches of ice off the boat ramp on Jan 23. conditions are variable, use caution and check thickness often. There are several inches of water and slush on top of the ice.
Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 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")
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:
Panfishing for bluegill and crappie can be good in the spring. Anglers also do okay through the ice. Some nice yellow perch are caught, but this is not a destination perch fishery. Channel catfish are stocked on a regular basis.(2020)

Contacts

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.