Copper Creek

General Information

County: Polk
Location: North side of University Ave. in Pleasant Hill along Four Mile Creek.
Acres: 42.50
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks


Amenities at Copper Creek include:
  • Trails
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
No recent updates

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

  • 09/28/2015 - 500 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/26/2013 - 351 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/08/2011 - 302 Channel Catfish (8.3")
  • 05/23/2011 - 75,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
  • 09/18/2009 - 553 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • 05/20/2009 - 100,000 Wiper (Hybrid Striped Bass) (Fry)
The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

  • 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:
  • Common Carp
    • Season: Continuous
    • Daily Bag Limit: none
    • Possession Limit: unlimited
    • Length Limit: none
    • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.
  • 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:
Copper Creek provides a good urban fishing destination with healthy populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Gill nets were set in 2015 to evaluate the hybrid striped bass stockings. Good numbers of 18.5- to 21-inch wipers are still present.(2015)


Fish Surveys

Lake Fish Survey Data Data from the most recent fisheries survey of this lake is provided on this external web site. This data may include information from various netting surveys and/or electroshocking surveys. Data includes numbers of fish sampled, and fish size ranges. Not all lakes are sampled every year.

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Water Quality

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.