Hacklebarney East

General Information

County: Montgomery
Location: 4 miles north of Villisca
Acres: 10.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (1977)
Motoring Restrictions: Electric Motors Only

Nearby Parks

Viking Lake State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Hacklebarney East include:
  • Boat Access
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Camping
  • Gravel Boat Ramp
No recent updates
Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 9/13/2017 - 181 Channel Catfish (7.4")
  • 09/15/2015 - 250 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/17/2013 - 500 Channel Catfish (8.4")
  • 09/15/2011 - 300 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 09/17/2009 - 170 Channel Catfish (7.7")
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:
  • 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:
The fishery in Hacklebarney East Lake is in good all around condition. Fish species in the lake include largemouth bass, bluegill, black crappie, redear sunfish and channel catfish. The latest fishery survey from 2018 shows the lake has good number of 12- to 14-inch largemouth bass. Only a few bass above the 15-inch minimum length limit were sampled. Bluegills 8-inch and redear sunfish from 7- to 9-inches were abundant. Black crappie average length was 10-inches. Channel catfish are stocked during odd numbered years to maintain their population. Catfish size range from 16 to 23 inches.(2019)

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.