Arrowhead Lake

General Information

County: Sac
Location: south side of Lake View
Acres: 31.00
Maximum Depth: 23.2 ft. (2009)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Black Hawk State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Arrowhead Lake include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Restrooms
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Surface water temperatures are in the upper 70's and low 80's. Panfish are moving off shore to deeper habitat in most lakes as their spawning season comes to an end. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
Water clarity is good. Bluegill and crappie can be found in deeper habitat as their spawning season comes to an end.
Bluegill - Fair: Target bluegill in 5-10 feet of water near woody structure.
Black Crappie - Fair: Look for crappie near structure and contour in 5-10 feet of water. Use a jig tipped with crawler or a small minnow on a jig drifted over deeper habitat.
Surface water temperatures are in the upper 70's and low 80's. Panfish are moving off shore to deeper habitat in most lakes as their spawning season comes to an end. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
Bluegill - Fair: Target bluegill in 5-10 feet of water near woody structure.
Water clarity is good. Bluegill and crappie can be found in deeper habitat as their spawning season comes to an end.
Black Crappie - Fair: Look for crappie near structure and contour in 5-10 feet of water. Use a jig tipped with crawler or a small minnow on a jig drifted over deeper habitat.
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  • 09/19/2012 - 560 Channel Catfish (8.6")
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:
  • Yellow Bass
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
  • Yellow Perch
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: 25 fish
    • Possession Limit: 50 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other:
Bluegill fishing has been good at Arrowhead Lake. Bluegills are around 8.5-inches. Target shallow areas along the east shore during the spawning season and drift fish later in the year. The occasional nice crappie and yellow bass can be caught. There are good numbers of channel catfish and largemouth bass.(2020)
Tip: Click the arrow in the lower right corner to view the Fish Survey Data tool in full-screen mode.

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.