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North Raccoon River (above Auburn)

General Information

County: Sac
Location:
Acres: 9.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Black Hawk State Park

Amenities

Amenities at North Raccoon River (above Auburn) include:
    Water temperatures in most area lakes are in the upper 40's. Most lake levels are over a foot low. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.
    Channel Catfish - Fair: Target catfish in the deeper areas using cut bait, liver, or stink bait fished on the bottom.
    River levels are low and fish are concentrated in the deeper holes.
    Walleye - Fair: Water clarity is good. Look for walleye in the deeper areas. Use crawlers, twisters, or crankbaits.
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    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

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