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Get hooked on fishing in the Des Moines metro area!

Find dozens of stocked lakes and ponds that are easily accessible in parks and along trails. No matter where you live, you're just a few minutes away from outdoor fun and a relaxing time with friends and family.


Check out some fishing hot spots in the communities listed below, or use our Des Moines metro fishing atlas below. Have fun and "fish local" today!


+ Altoona, Iowa
+ Ankeny, Iowa
+ Bondurant, Iowa
+ Clive, Iowa
+ Johnston, Iowa
+ Norwalk, Iowa
+ Pleasant Hill, Iowa
+ Polk City, Iowa
+ Urbandale, Iowa
+ Waukee, Iowa
+ West Des Moines, Iowa





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