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OVERCAST
WINDS WEST @ 5MPH
HUMIDITY 82%
VISIBILITY 10MI
DEW POINT 48°

Black Hawk Lake

Sac County, IA
Sac County, IA
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east edge of Lake View
922 acres
LAKE SIZE
15 feet
MAX DEPTH
1220 feet
ELEVATION
BOATING RESTRICTIONS
none
AMENITIES
Boat Landing
Camping
Public Beach
Trails
Playground
Restrooms
Concessions
Accessible Shoreline
Accessible Pier
Fish Cleaning Station
Picnicking
FISH TO CATCH
Black Crappie
Bluegill
Channel Catfish
Largemouth Bass
Muskie
Walleye
Yellow Perch
NOTE: This list may not be all inclusive of all speices present in Black Hawk Lake.
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FISHING REPORT
water temperature is around 59 degrees.

Water temperatures are in the upper 50's in most district lakes.

Black Crappie - Fair: Crappie fishing is starting to pick back up again. Fish in Town Bay, around the fish house, along Ice House Point, and in the marina. Use a small jig with a small minnow. Fish are 8-12 inches.

Bluegill - Slow: Sorting is needed. The bite has slowed down.

Walleye - Fair: The bite has slowed down some with the cooler water this week. Use a twister or a leach or minnow fished under a bobber. Walleye fishing on Black Hawk Lake usually starts to pick up during the beginning of May.

Yellow Perch - Fair: Pick up perch with a small jig and minnow or piece of crawler fished under a bobber. Anglers are having luck fishing around the fish house in Town Bay.

Largemouth Bass - Fair:

Source: Iowa DNR

FISHING FORECAST
Fishing at Black Hawk Lake has been good in recent years. Walleye fishing is best between mid April through mid June. Most fish harvested range from 16 to 22 inches. Fire tiger and white colored twisters, shad raps, and leeches are all lures/baits that work good for the walleye. Largemouth bass fishing is excellent. Bass can be caught throughout the open water season and there is strong population of adult bass over 15 inches. Yellow perch fishing is seasonal and can be good in the early spring and late fall. 2019 saw a record harvest of yellow perch on Black Hawk Lake. Many anglers target perch around the inlet bridge, from the fish house, the floating fishing pier, and the west stone pier. Crappie fishing is good in the spring with fish averaging 10 to 11 inches. Most anglers target the fish house the shoreline along Ice House Point. The bluegill fishing has declined in the last couple years, likely due to the gizzard shad infestation. However, quality size bluegill do exist and most are caught through the ice. The channel catfish population is strong with two large size classes of 3-4 pound fish and 5-7 pound fish. Muskie fishing can be good, especially in the spring. It is a young population, but there are 42 to 43 inch individuals out there. Muskie anglers may experience higher than average catch rates, but many will be in the 25 to 35 inch size range.(2020)

AREA PARKS/PUBLIC LAND
PLACES TO SAY
STAY 22: Black Hawk Lake
CONTACT / CONTROLLING AUTHORITY
Kirby Bragg, Conservation Officer; 712-661-9237; [email protected]
Ben Wallace, Fisheries Biologist; 712-657-2638; [email protected]
NOTICE: Lake-Link Inc assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions of the information for Black Hawk Lake. Although we strive to provide the most accurate information as we can the information contained in this page is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.
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