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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
Panfishing action from shore has picked up in some areas. Most lake levels remain at or below crest. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
Bluegill - Fair: Cast a small jig fished under a bobber near submerged structure along shore in 5-10 feet of water. Try small popping plugs on a fly rod on calm evenings. Cast plugs around downed trees along the shoreline. Anglers can also try drifting down the middle of the lake with a 1/16 ounce lead head in search of suspended fish.
Largemouth Bass - Fair: Cast traditional bass lures near submerged woody structure throughout the lake and along weed lines in the southern part of the lake.
Water clarity is good.
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  • 09/19/2012 - 560 Channel Catfish (8.6")
  • 09/15/2010 - 448 Channel Catfish (8.9")
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)

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.