Annett Nature Center Pond (Lester Pond)

General Information

County: Warren
Location: 4 miles south of Indianola.
Acres: 5.00
Maximum Depth:
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Lake Ahquabi State Park


Amenities at Annett Nature Center Pond (Lester Pond) include:
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
No recent updates

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  • 09/21/2015 - 65 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 06/24/2014 - 400 Largemouth Bass (2")
  • 06/17/2010 - 300 Channel Catfish (2.0")
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:
  • 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:
Lester Pond continues to recover from a 2014 winter fish kill. Largemouth bass were restocked in the summer of 2014 and when surveyed in June of 2015 they had reached 10- to 11-inches. The bluegill were only 1 year old when surveyed in June of 2015 and averaged 5.5-inches. A portion of the black crappie population survived the winterkill and are present in low to fair numbers ranging in size from 8- to 12-inches.(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.