Ankeny Lake (DMACC)

General Information

County: Polk
Location: Ankeny, DMACC Campus
Acres: 14.00
Maximum Depth: 22 ft. (1984)
Motoring Restrictions:

Nearby Parks

Big Creek State Park

Amenities

Amenities at Ankeny Lake (DMACC) include:
  • Fishing Jetty
  • Accessible Pier
  • Trails
  • Good/Excellent Shorefishing
  • Community Fishing Location
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Download Printable Lake Map

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

  • 09/28/2015 - 200 Channel Catfish (8")
  • 09/26/2013 - 152 Channel Catfish (8.2")
  • 09/13/2011 - 130 Channel Catfish (8.7")
  • 01/29/2011 - 1,400 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 11/18/2010 - 1,400 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • winter 2009 - 3,300 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
  • 09/18/2009 - 204 Channel Catfish (8.0")
  • winter 2008 - 1,800 Rainbow Trout (2-3/lb)
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:
DMACC Lake can offer some quality urban fishing opportunities. Spring 2017 sampling showed bluegills averaging near 7 inches. Black crappies are present in fair numbers and are averaging around 9 inches. Largemouth bass are the highlight of the fishery. Bass are abundant and sampled at sizes from 9 to 18.5 inches. Larger individuals are likely present. Channel catfish were not targeted in the 2017 survey, but a fishable population exists.(2017)

Contacts

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.