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Black Hawk Pits

General Information

County: Sac
Location: 1 1/2 miles south of Lake View
Acres: 22.00
Maximum Depth: 19.5 ft. (2012)
Motoring Restrictions: Unrestricted horsepower operated at a speed not to exceed 5 mph.

Nearby Parks

Black Hawk State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Black Hawk Pits include:
  • Boat Access
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Hard Surface Boat Ramp
Most ice in the district's lakes and ponds is anywhere between 5 -10 inches with the occasional pocket of open water near shore, seams, or thin ice in the main basins to watch out for. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
On Jan 20 there was 6 inches of good ice near the boat ramp. Conditions on this body of water are variable so use caution and check ice often. Ice has degraded along shore in some areas due to recent precipitation.
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")
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.