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

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

  • 9/18/2017 - 121 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 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")
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
Good numbers of largemouth bass were sampled in both pits. Bluegills were sampled in moderate abundance in both pits. Most bluegills sampled were less than 8-inches long, but some larger bluegill are available to anglers.(2018)

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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.