Bacon Creek Lake

General Information

County: Woodbury
Location: east edge of Sioux City
Acres: 34.00
Maximum Depth: 25 ft. (1989)
Motoring Restrictions: none

Nearby Parks

Stone State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Bacon Creek Lake include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Accessible Shoreline
  • Community Fishing Location
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  • Winter 2018 - 3,123 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 10/03/2018 - 612 Channel Catfish (8.7)
  • annual 2017 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • Jan 2016 - 3,250 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 9/29/16 - 613 Channel Catfish (8.8")
  • annual 2015 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • annual 2014 - 2,850 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/29/2014 - 613 Channel Catfish (8")
  • Winter 2013 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2012 - 3,000 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/20/2012 - 610 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • winter 2011 - 2,910 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2010 - 4,733 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/21/2010 - 488 Channel Catfish (9.6")
  • winter 2009 - 6,290 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
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:
  • Rainbow Trout
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
    • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
Bacon Creek has a decent bluegill, crappie, channel catfish, and largemouth bass fishery. However, access is limited to shore fishing and light watercraft as there is no boat ramp. Trout are stocked during the cold water season and fishing can be excellent following the trout stockings.(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.